The Consortium of Universities


The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (“The Consortium”) consists of seventeen (17) colleges and universities in the District of Columbia and contiguous counties in Maryland and Virginia that serve nearly 290,000 students. A recent overview document, provided by the President and CEO of the Consortium, John C. Cavanaugh, can be found here.

The interconnected Consortium members provide enhanced education benefits to students and the region that few other colleges and universities can match. Above all, Consortium institutions focus on three overarching goals: creating an educated populace; creating a platform for collaboration and innovation; and creating the District’s and the region’s knowledge economy. Students receive an enhanced educational experience because they may cross-register for courses at other Consortium member institutions. Faculty research collaborations bring hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants and contracts annually (which result in hiring and spending) into the District and region that ultimately spin off intellectual property and new companies. 


The following Universities offer programs that may be of interest to DADH students: