New Member Spotlight: The Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges

Since 1932, the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC) has represented sixteen colleges and universities across Connecticut. CCIC assists its members with “government relations, public policy development, research analysis, communications and coordinated member services.”

Members include Yale University, Wesleyan University, Sacred Heart University, and Connecticut College, among others. The stated purposes of CCIC are to articulate the benefits of higher education, to meet the workforce needs of the business community in the state and the country as a whole, to preserve the independence of member colleges, and to coordinate cooperation between members to improve services or reduce costs.

Every other year, CCIC releases a report detailing the economic impact of the schools on the state, which in the latest report, totaled over $15 billion annually. The direct spending, goods and services, student and visitor spending, and capital improvements from these colleges provide crucial economic activity for Connecticut.

The New England Council welcomes the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges and looks forward to their active participation on our Higher Education Committee.

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