Profile of Member Institutions

UMass Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston has more than 15,000 students and 900 faculty members, and some 150 academic programs for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree seeking students. The university’s urban location allows UMass Boston’s students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs like nursing and education, research into complex urban issues, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty. A research university with a teaching soul, UMass Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities.

Mass Bay Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in February, 1961. There are more than 5,500 students that attend classes on the campuses in Wellesley Hills and Framingham or at the Automotive Technology Center in Ashland, with another 800 participating online. There are 74 full-time and 250 part-time faculty staff. Mass Bay College provides a student-centered learning environment and they serve many of the economic and cultural needs of the communities. They emphasize on technology by offering strong transfer programs in business, science, and the liberal arts.

Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League university established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. There are about 2,100 faculty members and more than 10,000 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals. The student strength at Harvard College is about 6,700, Graduate and professional students about 14,500 and total about 21,000. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard University offers unique learning experiences across a broad spectrum of academic and social environments.

Saint Michael’s

Saint Michael’s is a Catholic college located minutes from the outstanding college town of Burlington, Vermont. The College was founded by the Society of Saint Edmund in 1904. There are about 2,000 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students and over 200 international students enrolled. There are 150 full-time faculty members and 94 percent hold PhD or other terminal degrees. Their guiding principles of education, justice, and service to the poor are at the heart of the Saint Michael’s experience.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Founded in 1920, the American Association of Community Colleges has, for over four decades, become the leading proponent and the national voice for community colleges. The association represents almost 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 11 million students, as well as a growing number of international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The headcount for the number and type of colleges under AACC would be: total: 1,167, Public: 993, independent: 143, tribal: 31.

Association of Catalan Public Universities (ACUP)

The Catalan Association of Public Universities was created in 2002 on an initiative of the universities of Barcelona (UB), Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB),  Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Girona (UdG), Llieda (UdL), Rovira l Virgili (URV) and Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). At the Catalan public universities there are 183,000 undergraduate students, and over 37,000 postgraduate students. The ACUP both represents and promotes the universities. Catalan public universities are highly committed to the social, cultural and economic development of Catalonia.

Bentley University

Founded in 1917, Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. They have more than 290 full and 181 part-time faculty members, who teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Enrollment for undergraduate students is 4,157 full-time; and 135 for part-time students.

Boston University

Boston University’s programs are committed to providing an education that is accessible, flexible, global in outlook, dedicated to the preservation and good stewardship of the environment, and grounded in cutting-edge practices and research from the field. There is approx. 33,480 students from 139 countries that call BU their home every semester. The programs are driven by a collaborative spirit that harnesses the academic, professional, and social resources within Boston University and beyond.

California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California. It is part of the California State University system. Sacramento State offers a vibrant intellectual environment with a multicultural student body of 29,000. Almost 6,000 students graduate each year. Students take their pick from 60 undergraduate, 40 graduate and two doctoral programs. The total faculty headcount is 1,295. CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.

City University of New York

Established in 1847, the City University of New York is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students at 23 colleges and institutions in New York City. The university’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the CUNY School of Public Health.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for U.S. social work education. The major program areas within CSWE include: accreditation, international social work, research, and Gerontology. 

Lesley University

Lesley University was founded in 1909 and is a private university. It offers programs in 23 states and online, and is among the largest providers of teacher education in the nation, focusing on the educational needs not just in early education, but the preparation of quality teachers in math, science, special education and literacy. The headcount for students is: undergraduate is 1,940; graduate students is 6,750 and; total enrollment is 8,690. The total contract faculty is 177.


The LMOS-Haiti Canadian Consortium is a voluntary consortium composed of four universities namely, Université Laval, U Ottawa, University De Moncton and University De Sherbrooke, in three Canadian provinces, comprising more that 40% of all francophone university students in Canada. The universities comprise medical, comprehensive and research intensive institutions with a total enrolment of close to 100,000 students.

New York University

Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. The faculty totals over 3,100 full-time members and offers more than 2,500 courses, awarding more than 25 different degrees. From a student body of 158 during NYU's very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 40,000 students.

NOVA Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University, commonly referred to as NSU or Nova, is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, research university located in Broward County, Florida. The university is the largest independent institution of higher education in the southeastern United States and is the seventh-largest not-for-profit independent university nationwide. Nova Southeastern enrolled 28,796 students in the 2008-2009 academic year and has produced over 110,000 alumni. NSU currently consists of 18 colleges and schools offering over 175 programs of study with more than 250 majors.

Partners in Health

Partners In Health (PIH) is a Boston, Massachusetts-based nonprofit health care organization dedicated to providing a "preferential option for the poor." It was founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim. PIH strives to provide an alternative to the conventional curative method of treatment for sick patients and instead tries to prevent diseases before they occur. PIH strives to bring good medical care to the poor by establishing long-term partnerships with local sister organizations. In the last 20 years, PIH has expanded its operations to eight other sites in Haiti and five additional countries and has launched a number of other initiatives.

Regis College

Founded by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the year 1927. Regis College, through education in the arts, sciences, and professions, empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead. A Catholic college, Regis is a diverse and welcoming community guided by the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Regis was a women’s college until their transition to co-education beginning in 2007. Now they enroll 1,600 men and women, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Syracuse University

Syracuse is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York, United States. It was founded in 1870 as a private, coeducational institution offering programs in the physical sciences and modern languages. Syracuse University provides an education that transcends traditional boundaries through a combination of innovative thinking, daring choices and entrepreneurial attitude. The total university enrollment for fall 2010 was 20,407, full-time undergraduate enrollment, 13,504; and part-time undergraduate enrollment, 697; full-time graduate and law school enrollment, 4,381; part-time graduate and law school enrollment, 1,825. Their full-time instructional faculty is 981 and part-time faculty is 86. SU continues to create opportunities for students and faculty to push limits, build pathways, and make connections that lead to new discoveries and transformational change.

University of the West Indies

The University of the West Indies established in 1948 initially as an external College of the University of London and made fully independent in 1962, is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. UWI is committed to the development of the region through the training of its human resources, conducting research, delivering advisory services to governments as well as to the private sector and forging links with other institutions in the wider region and the rest of the world. The University of the West Indies currently has a total enrolment of over 39,000 students and graduates annually approximately 5,800 students (at undergraduate, graduate and diploma levels).

Wheelock College

A private college with a public mission, Wheelock strives to be the premier college educating people to create a safe, caring, and just world for children and families. They have 90 full-time faculty staff. Since 1888, Wheelock College contributes to the vitality of families, communities, and societies by educating students who are well prepared academically and as practitioners with real-world experience, ready to be leaders and advocates, confident in their abilities, and sought after in a wide range of careers and advocating for programs, policies, and laws that enhance the quality of life for children and families.