America’s Urban Campus is a consortium of 22 of Chicago’s largest not-for-profit higher education institutions. The consortium is focused on fostering better collaboration among member schools, and positioning Chicago as a global destination for higher education.
AUC colleges and universities account for 96% of total higher education enrollment in the City of Chicago. They enhance the quality of life for students, alumni, and residents of the City of Chicago in many ways. While the total historical, cultural, social, and economic benefits that these universities provide to the City of Chicago are in some ways immeasurable, in this report we present a broad array of data and research that demonstrate the importance of these institutions to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of Chicago.