CIC’s membership includes more than 700 independent colleges and universities as well as a variety of higher education organizations. Members are diverse in size, location, mission, resources, and interests.
CIC Membership by Region
The map shows the percentage of overall CIC membership in six regions across the United States. (CIC also has international members.)
Carnegie Classification of CIC Member Institutions
Data indicate that the majority of CIC colleges and universities are offering graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, creating a more complex and nuanced depiction of CIC member institutions beyond simply being baccalaureate institutions offering degrees in the arts and sciences.
Financial Quartile of CIC Member Institutions
CIC monitors financial health using a variety of metrics. One such metric is the financial quartile, which combines net tuition revenue per student and endowment assets per student. This chart shows the distribution of CIC institutions into the quartiles, with more than 50% of CIC institutions being in the top two quartiles.
Enrollment Size of CIC Member Institutions
CIC member institutions are typically small to mid-sized colleges and universities with the majority of members (57%) having more than 1,000 students (based on undergraduate full-time enrollment).
Carnegie Graduate Program Trends
CIC institutions have been steadily moving into the graduate space for some time and have been offering graduate degrees for many years. While almost 60% of CIC institutions are Carnegie classified as offering graduate programs, over 78% are offering some type of graduate program at their institution.
CIC Network Participation
Members of CIC have the option of joining networks, including the Tuition Exchange Program (TEP), the Online Course Sharing Consortium (OCSC), and the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).