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Amherst College
Barnard College
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Carleton College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
MIT
Mount Holyoke College
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Trinity College
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
Washington Univ. in St.Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University


As of July 1, 2015
Bowdoin College

Caltech
Middlebury College
Vanderbilt University

Consortium on Financing Higher Education

Formed in the mid-1970s, the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) is an unincorporated, voluntary, institutionally-supported organization of thirty-one highly selective, private liberal arts colleges and universities, all of which are committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of admitted students

The Consortium’s data collection, research, and policy analysis focus on matters pertaining to access, affordability, and assessment, particularly as they relate to undergraduate education, admissions, financial aid, and the financing of higher education. All data supplied to, compiled by, and shared among the Consortium are subject to strict confidentiality guidelines. 

In collaboration with member institution personnel, the COFHE staff conducts a range of routine, episodic, and ad hoc research activities to inform and support institutional decision-making.  In addition, over the past three decades, COFHE has crafted a Suite of Surveys that allows for a systematic and robust examination of the undergraduate experience. 

The Consortium also maintains an office in Washington, DC which primarily exists to track the legislative issues pertaining to financial aid, tax policy, and other topics affecting college attendance and the cost of college.

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Consortium on Financing Higher Education
Dr. Kristine E. Dillon, President
238 Main Street, Suite 402
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-253-5030
cofhe-info@mit.edu

 

Of Interest

COFHE Adds Bowdoin, Caltech, Middlebury, and Vanderbilt:
COFHE, an organization of private colleges and universities that share a commitment to excellent undergraduate education and affordability through generous need based financial aid grant programs, has admitted four new members, effective July 1, 2015. See the release for more information.

Colleges/Universities Issue Assessment Statement :
90 colleges and universities have jointly issued a statement that reaffirms the fundamental responsibility of colleges and universities to assess program effectiveness.  "Assessment: A Fundamental Responsibility" was prepared by a task force convened by COFHE.  See the website for schools' assessment examples.