Who We Are

We are a collective of 9 institutions of higher education, two affiliate members, including one media entity and a theater, managing two programs. With more than 36,000 students, 4,000 faculty and staff from across the globe and around the corner shaping the future of higher education in our region, dedicated to advancing education and strengthening our region’s economic, cultural and social life.


Through collaborative endeavors among higher education institutions, the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education promotes optimal sharing of collegial resources, information, expertise and ideas; serves as a catalyst for innovative educational initiatives that respond to a changing education environment; encourages educational excellence across the lifespan; and asserts the role of higher education in the economic, cultural and social life of Hartford and the region.


Collaboration among HCHE member institutions will result in the Greater Hartford region being known for its vibrant college culture and recognized as a destination for college students.