Who We Are
The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (the Consortium) was founded to foster collaboration for higher education across the National Capital Region. Over the past ninety years the Consortium evolved into a powerful unifying voice for our members locally, regionally, and nationally, and a force for access and equitable economic and workforce development.
The Consortium encompasses a broad portfolio of programs and initiatives, developing projects to enhance private/public partnerships while leveraging the reputation and talent of our diverse members and their location in the world’s greatest college town.
The Consortium traces its roots to the 1930s, when leaders of universities in Washington, DC initiated new academic collaborations.