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The following is a compendium of higher education experts and groups organized by issue.  To view the list in alphabetically order, click here.

Issues Directory


A
Academic Integrity
Academic Presidency, The
Access, Affordability, and Success, Research on
Accountability
Accreditation
Admissions and Enrollment
Admissions Testing
Advancement (Fund Raising, Public Relations, Alumni Relations)
Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse
Athletics

B
Business Schools/Business Education

C
Campus Stores
College Costs, Price, and Tuition
Community Colleges
Community Service and Civic Engagement
Continuing Education

D
Directories of Colleges and Universities
Distance Education

F
Facilities, Campus
Faculty
Federal Higher Education Resources
Finance and Administration
Financial Aid - Consumer Information
Financial Aid - Federal Funding
Financial Aid - State Funding
Freshman-Year Transition

G
Governing Boards
Graduate Education
Greek Life


H
Health Care Services
Human Resources and Personnel

I
Information and Learning Technology
Institutional Research
International Education

J
Job Trends, Student


L
Law Schools
Legal Matters
Liberal Arts Education


M
Media Coverage of Higher Education
Medical Schools
Minority Students

N
Nursing Schools

P
Private Colleges and Universities

R
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
Religious and Faith-Based Higher Education
Research Administration
Research Universities


S
Security, Campus
State Colleges and Universities
State Higher Education Policy
Student Advocacy
Student Affairs
Student Attitudes and Opinion
Student Experience and Outcomes
Student Housing
Student Judicial Systems
Student Learning
Student Unions

T
Teacher Education

W
Women's Colleges
Work Colleges

Academic Integrity

International Center for Academic Integrity
Affiliated with Duke University's Kenan Ethics Program, the center provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students.

Academic Presidency, The

American Council on Education
ACE represents college presidents in all sectors of higher education.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NAICU serves as the voice of nonprofit, private higher education on federal policy issues.

Access, Affordability, and Success, Research on

Sandy Baum, Ph.D.
Baum is an independent policy analyst for the College Board and professor of economics emerita at Skidmore College. She has written extensively on issues relating to college access, college pricing, student aid policy, student debt, affordability, and other aspects of higher education finance.

Institute for Higher Education Policy
IHEP's mission is to foster access and success in postsecondary education through public policy research and other activities that inform and influence the policymaking process.

Accountability

Colleges, Universities, and Accountability
The NAICU Web site provides a rich collection of information about how institutions are held accountable, research and writing on the various aspects of accountability, institutional examples, and more.

Accreditation

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
A private, nonprofit national organization, CHEA is a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.  An association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, CHEA recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations in the United States.

Teacher Education Accreditation Council
TEAC is dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve and be accountable for their quality. 

Admissions and Enrollment

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
AACRAO is the professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in over 40 countries around the world.

National Association for College Admission Counseling
NACAC serves secondary school counselors, college and university admissions professionals, and related individuals who work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education.

Admissions Testing

ACT, Inc.
ACT, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides educational assessment, research, and guidance services to students and their parents, high schools and colleges, and others.

College Board
A not-for-profit membership organization, the College Board is committed to excellence and equity in education and connecting students to college success and opportunity.

Educational Testing Service
ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, including Advanced Placement, CLEP, GRE, and SAT I and II.

Advancement
(Fund Raising, Public Relations, Alumni Relations)

Council for Aid to Education
A national nonprofit organization established in 1952 to advance corporate support of education and to conduct policy research on higher education, CAE today is also focused on improving quality and access in higher education..

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
CASE is the professional association serving 3,600 educational institutions in 70 countries and 70,000 advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

Counselors to Higher Education (Public Relations Society of America)
The section of PRSA devoted to the interests of higher education public relations, and composed primarily of the chief public relations officers at colleges and universities.

Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse

College Drinking Prevention.gov
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed www.CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov as a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues  related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students, with online tools  for parents, students, administrators and more. 

Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies
Promising Practices strives to contribute to reducing alcohol-related problems among college and university students by sharing institutional resources and strategies. Based at George Mason University.

Athletics

National Collegiate Athletic Association
The NCAA is the organization through which the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletic matters at the national level.

Business Schools/Business Education 

Graduate Management Admission Council
Dedicated to graduate management education, with a membership of business schools worldwide. Owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Campus Stores

National Association of College Stores
A resource and advocate for the higher education retail market.

College Costs, Price, and Tuition

American Council on Education
ACE represents college presidents in all sectors of higher education.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities
AASCU represents more than 400 public four- and two-year colleges and universities.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
APLU represents more than 200 public four research universities.

College Board
A not-for-profit membership organization, the College Board is committed to excellence and equity in education and connecting students to college success and opportunity.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NAICU serves as the voice of nonprofit, private higher education on federal policy issues.

Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education
The Williams (College) Project conducts studies on the economics of colleges and universities.

Community Colleges

American Association of Community Colleges
AACC represents 1,100 public and private two-year institutions.

Association of Community College Trustees
ACCT is an educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, Canada, and England.

Community Service and Civic Engagement

Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national organization dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.

Higher Education Research Institute
HERI's research includes a variety of topics, including trends in student attitudes and rates of civic engagement and volunteerism. Based at the University of California at Los Angeles.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
NSLC, a program of Learn and Serve America, operates America's an extensive Web site supporting the service-learning efforts of schools, higher education institutions, communities, and tribal nations.

Continuing Education

University Professional and Continuing Education Association
UPCEA's members include public and private accredited colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations with a significant commitment to continuing higher education.

Directories of Colleges and Universities

Index of American Universities (University of Florida)
Web links to U.S. institutions granting bachelor's or advanced degrees. Organized alphabetically.

Community College Web (Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction)
A searchable index to the Web sites for more than 1,000 community colleges worldwide. Organized alphabetically and geographically.

Higher Education in the U.S.
Features links and resources for international students interested in attending college in the United States. Includes a listing by state of graduate schools.

Distance Education

Distance Education Clearinghouse
This site provides a wide range of information about distance education resources at the national, international, and state levels. Part of the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Facilities, Campus

Association of College Unions International
Founded in 1914, ACUI brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of two-year and four-year colleges in seven countries.

APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
APPA is the largest international association of educational institutions and their facilities and physical plant departments with over 1,300 universities, colleges, private and public K-12 schools, museums, libraries, and other organizations dedicated to learning.  More than 7,000 educational facilities professionals are active within APPA and its six regional organizations.

Faculty

American Association of University Professors
AAUP represents more than 43,000 college and university faculty members.

Federal Higher Education Resources

U.S. Department of Education

College Navigator
Comprehensive website for assisting with college searches.

Federal Student Aid 
Education Department's comprehensive student aid website.   

National Center for Education Statistics  
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Office of Postsecondary Education 

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce
The Committee has jurisdiction over elementary, secondary and higher education, training, and health and pensions.

Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Training
The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over education and training beyond the high school level, including higher education, postsecondary student assistance, employment services, and the Higher Education Act 

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

THOMAS
Allows users to search for congressional bills and legislative acts online.

Finance and Administration

Association for Collaborative Leadership
ACL provides a forum for communication among higher education professionals involved in cooperative programs and offers guidance in creating and strengthening partnerships among organizations whose members include colleges and universities.

National Association of College Auxiliary Services
NACAS the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, bringing institutional members and business partners together to share new ideas, technologies and approaches that will enhance their effectiveness on campus

National Association of College and University Business Officers
NACUBO represents chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities.

National Association of Educational Procurement
NAEP seeks to facilitate the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated
communities, through continuing education, networking, public information and advocacy.

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
NCHEMS is a nonprofit organization that provides research and tools that can help college and university administrators improve their institution's efficiency and effectiveness.

Financial Aid - Consumer Information

Federal Student Aid 
Education Department's comprehensive student aid website. 

FinAid
FinAid offers a highly comprehensive collection of information about student financial aid.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA serves financial aid officers at more than 3,200 colleges and universities.

Financial Aid - Federal Programs and Funding

Coalition for Higher Education Assistance Organizations
COHEO's focus is on legislative and regulatory advocacy for Federal Perkins and other campus-based student loan programs.

Council for Opportunity in Education
Through its numerous membership services, the Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies that host TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, and others) to specifically help low-income Americans enter college and graduate, and to provide a national voice and political vehicle for professionals that administer and support those programs.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NAICU serves as the voice of nonprofit, private higher education on federal policy issues.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA serves financial aid officers at more than 3,200 colleges and universities.

Student Aid Alliance
The Alliance is a coalition of 60 organizations representing students and colleges and universities that have come together to support increases in federal funding for student financial aid.

Financial Aid - State Programs and Funding
(see also: State Higher Education Policy)

National Association of Independent College and University State Executives
NAICUSE is a coalition of 39 state-level independent higher education associations in the United States.

National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs
NASSGAP is dedicated to the promotion, strengthening, encouragement and enhancement of high standards in the administration and operation of student grant and aid programs, and the expansion of postsecondary opportunities.

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
An independent, nonpartisan organization, the National Center prepares action-oriented analyses of pressing policy issues facing the states and the nation regarding opportunity and achievement in higher education.

Freshman-Year Transition

National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
The center collects and disseminates information about the first college year and other significant student transitions. Part of the University of South Carolina.

Governing Boards

Association of Governing Board of Universities and Colleges
AGB serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership. 

Association of Community College Trustees
ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.

Graduate Education

Council of Graduate Schools
CGS is the only national association dedicated solely to representing the interests of graduate education. Its strives to improve and advance graduate education through advocacy in the federal policy arena, innovative research, and the development and dissemination of best practices.

Greek Life

Center for the Study of the College Fraternity
The center encourages and supports study and research of high quality and educational significance on the role of the fraternity and sorority in higher education. Part of Indiana University.

Health Care Services

American College Health Association
ACHA serves more than 2,500 health care providers at more than 900 higher education institutions.

Human Resources and Personnel

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
CUPA-HR represents more than 6,500 human resource administrators serving almost 1,700 colleges and universities.

Information and Learning Technology

The Campus Computing Project
The project focuses on the use of information technology in higher education. Its annual campus computing survey is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in U.S. higher education.

EDUCAUSE
EDUCAUSE's mission is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management.

Higher Education Alliance for Information Technology
The HEIT Alliance provides leadership on federal technology legislation and regulatory issues affecting higher education. Members are higher education associations.

TLT Group
The TLT Group (Teaching, Learning, and Technology) is a not-for-profit organization that helps college and university educators take advantage of changing technology so they can improve teaching and learning.

Institutional Research

Association for Institutional Research
AIR serves higher education officials involved in decision making via management research, policy analysis, and planning.

National Council of University Research Administrators
Serves administrators of sponsored research programs at colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals.

International Education

Higher Education for Development
Working in close partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), HED manages innovative partnerships that join U.S. colleges and universities with institutions of higher learning in developing nations to support and facilitate the engagement of higher education in global development.

Institute of International Education
IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government and private sources. These programs include the Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowships, administered for the U.S. Department of State, and The Global Training for Development program administered for USAID.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA seeks to increase awareness of and support for international education and exchange in higher education, government, and the community.

Job Trends, Student

National Association of Colleges and Employers
NACE's members include career services professionals at universities and colleges, employer organizations, and college students and alumni.

Law Schools

Association of American Law Schools
An association of 166 law schools, AALS works to improve the legal profession through legal education, serve as the learned society for law teachers, and is legal education's principal representative to the federal government and to other national higher education organizations.

Legal Matters

American Council on Education
ACE represents college presidents in all sectors of higher education.

Association for Student Conduct Administrators
ASJA represents campus judicial officers at more than 750 institutions of higher education.

National Association of College and University Attorneys
NACUA works to enhance legal assistance to colleges and universities by educating attorneys and administrators to the nature of campus legal issues.

Liberal Arts Education

American Academy for Liberal Education
AALE is a national organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting liberal education through accreditation and research.

Association of American Colleges and Universities
AAC&U is concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career.

College News (The Annapolis Group)
This Web site provides liberal arts college news, editorials, story ideas and source leads for journalists. Its a service of The Annapolis Group, a 115-member consortium of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges.

Media Coverage of Higher Education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)

Currents (Council for Advancement and Support of Education)

Education Writers Association
EWA is the national professional organization of education reporters, formed with the intent to improve education reporting to the public.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed

NewsLink (Campus Newspapers)
Provides Web links to all news media, including campus student newspapers, nationwide.

The Presidency (American Council on Education)

Trusteeship (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges)

University Business

U-Wire On-Campus News

Medical Schools

Association of American Medical Colleges
AAMC is an association of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies. It seeks to improve the nation's health by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine.

Minority Students

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
AIHEC represents 37 tribal colleges enrolling 27,000 students in the United States. 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
HACU is the national association representing Hispanic-serving institutions.

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
NAFEO serves to educate federal and state policymakers, corporate leaders, and everyday Americans about the role played by historically black colleges and universities.

United Negro College Fund
UNCF is a consortium of 39 private, accredited four-year historically black colleges and universities dedicated to enhancing the quality of higher education and providing financial assistance to deserving students.

Nursing Schools

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs.

Private Colleges and Universities

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NAICU serves as the voice of more than 900 nonprofit, private higher education on federal policy issues.

NAICU Secretariat Members
These independent organizations, affiliated with NAICU, include associations for denominational colleges, regional consortia, women's colleges, work colleges, and historically black institutions.

National Association of Independent College and University State Executives
Also independent but affiliated with NAICU are nearly 40 state-level independent higher education associations.  The coalition is known collectively as National Association of Independent College and University State Executives (NAICUSE). 

Council of Independent Colleges
CIC is an association of more than 480 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities working together to support college leadership, institutional excellence, and their contributions to society.

Foundation for Independent Higher Education
FIHE is the national partner in a network of 37 state and regional funds whose aim is to broaden corporate and philanthropic support of independent higher education. 

Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

HEA 101
This section of the NAICU Web site provides updates, background information, and other resources on the  reauthorization and, now, implementation of the Higher Education Act signed into law in August 2008.

Religious and Faith-Based Higher Education

Association of Advanced Rabbinical & Talmudic Schools
No web site; phone - (212) 363-1991

Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities
ABCU represents 14 Benedictine institutions in Canada and the United States.

Association for Biblical Higher Education
ABHE provides accreditation and services for institutions and programs of biblical higher education within Canada, the United States, and related territories.

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
The purpose of ACCU is to promote Catholic higher education by supporting member institutions, especially with reference to their Catholic mission and character.

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
AJCU serves 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States.

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
APCA represents nearly 70 colleges and universities nationwide that have retained their affiliation with the Presbyterian Church.

Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools
ASCBS's membership includes 50 colleges and universities.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada
ATS includes 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs in the practice of ministry, and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.

Brethren Higher Education Association
BHEA's members include six U.S. colleges and universities.

Conference for Mercy Higher Education
The conference works to preserve and develop the core Catholic identity and mission of Mercy higher education through collaborative activities, programs and initiatives with its nine member colleges and universities.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
CCCU's serves 105 member institutions in North America, advancing the cause of Christ-centered higher education and helping members faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ
The council provides a forum for its 46 institutions to reflect on the best practices of higher education in America.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Higher Education and Leadership Ministries
HELM's mission is to nurture leaders for the church - both lay and clergy - in partnership with the church's institutions of higher education across the country and their more than 80 campus ministry units.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
LECNA's purpose is to encourage, assist, and promote cooperation among 42 Lutheran colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Mennonite Education Agency
The mission of the Mennonite Education Agency is to strengthen the life, witness, and identity of the Mennonite Church USA through education.

Nazarene Colleges Council of Education
Represents 10 institutions in the United States.

Adventist Colleges and Universities
Represents 15 colleges and universities.

Research Administration

National Council of University Research Administrators
NCURA advances the field of research administration at colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals through education and professional-development programs.

Research Universities

Association of American Universities
AAU represents 62 leading public and private research universities.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
A۰P۰L۰U  represents 218 public research universities.

Council on Governmental Relations
COGR, an association of research universities, is involved in the development of major financial and administrative aspects of federally-funded research. It works to make certain that federal agencies understand academic operations and the impact of proposed regulations.

Security, Campus

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
IACLEA's members strive to provide a safe and secure campus environment at institutions worldwide.

State Colleges and Universities

American Association of State Colleges and Universities
AASCU represents more than 400 public four- and two-year colleges and universities.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
A۰P۰L۰U  represents 218 public research universities.

State Higher Education Policy

Education Commission of the States
ECS aims to help state leaders identify, develop, and implement public policy for education that addresses current and future needs of a learning society. The ECS Clearinghouse offers information on a wide range of education topics.

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
An independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that analyzes and promotes higher education policy issues regarding opportunity and achievement in higher education -- including two- and four-year, public and private, for-profit, and nonprofit institutions.

National Governors Association
NGA promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a unified voice on national policy.

State Higher Education Executive Officers
SHEEO represents chief executive officers who serve statewide coordinating and governing boards of postsecondary education. 

Student Advocacy

Public Interest Research Group's Higher Education Project
PIRG is a public watchdog organization that safeguards student consumer rights and advocates for federal financial aid.

The Adult Higher Education Alliance
AHEA is an association of people from across the country who are engaged in action learning, reflection and discussion which we bring to our own lives and into our colleges and universities as teachers and administrators.

United States Student Association
USSA is an advocacy organization representing millions of students across the country.

Student Affairs

ACPA: College Student Educators International
ACPA's members include graduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, as well as faculty who are teaching and researching in this area to student affairs professionals.

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education 
CAS is a consortium of associations in higher education focused on developing and promulgating standards that enhance the quality of a student’s total learning experience in higher education.

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
The leading association focused on the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, NASPA comprises more than 13,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.

Student Attitudes and Opinion

Higher Education Research Institute
HERI's research includes a variety of topics, including student trends, outcomes of postsecondary education, leadership development, and educational equity, among others. Based at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Student Experience and Outcomes

National Survey of Student Engagement
Results from the annual engagement survey provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. It collects institutional information on students' participation in programs and activities that promote learning and personal development.

Student Housing

Association of College and University Housing Officers - International
ACUHO-I's membership represents more than 900 colleges and universities serving 1.8 million students worldwide.

Student Judicial Systems

Association for Student Conduct Administration
Comprises more than 1900 campus judicial officers at more than 1026 higher education institutions globally.

Student Learning

Association of American Colleges and Universities
AAC&U is concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career.

American Academy for Liberal Education
AALE is a national organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting liberal education through accreditation and research.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Among many initiatives, the Gates Foundation is working to ensure all low-income young adults have affordable access to a quality postsecondary education tailored to their individual needs and educational goals and leads to timely completion of a degree or certificate with labor-market value.

Business Higher Education Forum
BHEF is the nation's oldest organization of senior business and higher education executives dedicated to advancing innovative solutions to U.S. education and workforce challenges.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The improvement of teaching and learning is central to all of the work of Carnegie, from undergraduate, professional, and graduate education to K-12 and teacher education.

Lumina Foundation 
Lumina is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans who have high-quality, college-level learning.

Project Kaleidoscope
The Project is a national alliance working to build strong learning environments for undergraduate students in mathematics, engineering, and the various fields of science.

Student Unions

Association of College Unions International
Supports its members in the development of community through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services.

Teacher Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
AACTE is an organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation 
CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to advance P-12 student learning.

Women's Colleges

Women's College Coalition
An association of women's colleges and universities - public and private, independent and church-related, two- and four-year - in the United States and Canada whose primary mission is the education and advancement of women.

Work Colleges

Work Colleges Consortium
An organization of colleges with an institutional commitment to work programs that help students to understand work as a tool for experiential education, as a means of serving the community, and as a place for integrating academic learning, practical knowledge, and life lived in the larger community.