More than 40,000 students, 3,000 faculty members from across the globe and around the corner shaping the future of higher education in our region. We are a collective of 11 institutions of higher learning, with four programs, dedicated to advancing education and strengthening our region’s economic, cultural and social life.


Our members consist of some of the best academic institutions in the state. Learn More

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Cross Registration

The cross-registration program is as old as the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education. In 1972 the five original private institutions decided to open their doors to permit students from any member campus to study at another school. Today undergraduates, graduate students and employees can study at every one of the 5 private, 4 public and 2 seminary members of the Consortium. Learn more


The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education (HCHE) provides opportunities for collaboration among faculty, student, staff and administrators at its member institutions. The Faculty Grant Program is one form of collaboration. HCHE encourages participants to develop joint projects involving two or more member institutions that benefit both members and the wider community in the Hartford area. Learn more

HCHE Fast Facts

Get to know the HCHE and how we are helping our community. Learn More

Board and Staff

See a full list of our board members and HCHE staff.