The Associated Colleges of Illinois is a network of private, nonprofit, residential colleges and universities that works with business and community leaders to design and implement innovative and collaborative programs to:
help low-income, minority, and first-generation students prepare for and successfully graduate from college
help students develop the professional skills they need to successfully launch careers
support college and university leadership in their efforts to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of higher education.
ACI members form a robust network of 22 private, nonprofit, residential colleges and universities committed to mission-driven, liberal arts-based higher education in small, supportive environments that cultivate a sense of community and where faculty make teaching their first priority. Learn more about ACI colleges and universities and the rich opportunities they offer.
ACI accomplishes its mission through the generosity of foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals who support the collaborative efforts of private colleges and universities to make personalized, values-based higher education accessible to a diverse student population. All gifts to the Associated Colleges of Illinois as tax deductible as provided by law.