Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a consortium of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities, sharing resources, and advocating and representing the work of Jesuit higher education at the national and international levels. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by the Association's president, Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J..[1]

Although each institution is legally autonomous under independent boards of trustees and separately chartered by respective states, the 27 schools and two theological schools share common Jesuit ideals and traditions. They also engage in a number of collaborative projects.


(in $MM)
Sports TeamSchool Colors
Boston College[2]Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts1863Rev. William Leahy, S.J.14,600[3]$2,400Eagles (Division I) Maroon  & Gold 
Canisius College[4]Buffalo, New York1870Dr. John Hurley5,148[5]$110Golden Griffins (Division I) Blue  &  Gold 
College of the Holy Cross[6]Worcester, Massachusetts1843Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J.2,891[7]$786Crusaders (Division I) Purple  &  White 
Creighton University[8]Omaha, Nebraska1878Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J7,730$448Bluejays (Division I) Blue  &  White 
Fairfield University[9]Fairfield, Connecticut1942Dr. Mark Nemec5,192[10]$355Stags (Division I) Red  &  White 
Fordham University[11]Bronx, New York1841Rev. Joseph McShane, S.J.15,189[12]$739Rams (Division I)  Maroon  &  White 
Georgetown University[13]Washington, D.C.1789Dr. John DeGioia17,130$1,661Hoyas (Division I) Blue  &  Gray 
Gonzaga University[14]Spokane, Washington1887Dr. Thayne McCulloh7,874[15]$181Bulldogs (Division I) Blue  &  White 
John Carroll University[16]University Heights, Ohio1886Dr. Michael D. Johnson [17] 3,726[18]$181Blue Streaks (Division III) Blue  &  Gold 
Le Moyne College[19]Syracuse, New York1946Dr. Linda LeMura3,339[20]$180Dolphins (Division II) Green  &  Gold 
Loyola Marymount University[21]Los Angeles, California1911Dr. Timothy Snyder9,369[22]$454Lions (Division I) Crimson  &  Blue 
Loyola University Chicago[23]Chicago, Illinois1870Dr. Jo Ann Rooney16,040[24]$750Ramblers (Division I) Maroon  &  Gold 
Loyola University Maryland[25]Baltimore, Maryland1852Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J.5,978[26]$193Greyhounds (Division I) Green  &  Gray 
Loyola University New Orleans[27]New Orleans, Louisiana1912Tania Tetlow5,178[28]$235Wolfpack (NAIA) Maroon  &  Gold 
Marquette University[29]Milwaukee, Wisconsin1881Dr. Michael Lovell11,749[30]$550Golden Eagles (Division I) Blue  &  Gold 
Regis UniversityDenver, Colorado1877Rev. John Fitzgibbons, S.J.9,722 [31]$50Rangers (Division II) Blue  &  Gold 
Rockhurst University[32]Kansas City, Missouri1910Rev. Thomas Curran, S.J.3,000[33]$35Hawks (Division II) Blue  &  White 
Saint Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania1851Dr. Mark Reed8,800[34]$279Hawks (Division I) Crimson  &  Gray 
Saint Peter's UniversityJersey City, New Jersey1872Dr. Eugene Cornacchia3,045[35]$31Peacocks (Division I) Blue  &  White 
Saint Louis UniversitySt. Louis, Missouri1818Dr. Fred Pestello13,981[36]$1,280Billikens (Division I) Blue  &  White 
Santa Clara University[37]Santa Clara, California1851Rev. Michael Engh, S.J.8,800[38]$841Broncos (Division I) Red  &  White 
Seattle University[39]Seattle, Washington1891Rev. Stephen Sundborg, S.J.7,755$211Redhawks (Division I) Scarlet  &  White 
Spring Hill College[40]Mobile, Alabama1830Dr. E. Joseph Lee1,500$19Badgers (Division II) Purple  &  White 
University of Detroit MercyDetroit, Michigan1877Dr. Antoine Garibaldi5,231[41]$52Titans (Division I) Navy Blue   Red  &  White 
University of San Francisco[42]San Francisco, California1855Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J.9,799$342Dons (Division I) Green  &   Gold 
The University of Scranton[43]Scranton, Pennsylvania1888Rev. Scott Pilarz S.J.6,034$170Royals (Division III) Purple  and  White 
Xavier University[44]Cincinnati, Ohio1831Rev. Michael Graham, S.J.6,945$169Musketeers (Division I)Blue, Gray & White
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (associate member)Brighton, Massachusetts1922Rev. Thomas Stegman, S.J. (Dean)191   
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (associate member)Santa Clara, California1934Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. (Dean)194   


See also


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