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Founded in 1915, AAC&U's membership is comprised of institutions of higher education dedicated to ensuring that the advantages of a liberal education are available to all students regardless of background, enrollment path, academic specialization, or intended career.

AAC&U membership, which stands at nearly 1,400 strong today, includes representatives from all sectors of higher education.

AAC&U Members Are:

  • Two- and four-year undergraduate institutions
  • Masters- and doctoral-granting colleges and universities
  • Higher education system offices
  • International affiliates
  • Nonprofit organizations

AAC&U Members Are:

  • Independent and public
  • Rural and urban
  • Residential and commuter
  • Reinventing undergraduate education for today's world