The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities members span over 50 major metros in the U.S. and 3 countries.


While CUMU includes private and public institutions, 4-year and community colleges, and large research and liberal arts focused institutions, all of our members have several things in common:  


  • A mission that includes teaching, research, and public service
  • Are responsive to the needs of the community while striving for national excellence
  • Understand that mutually beneficial partnerships are a tool for accomplishing strategic goals
  • Provide an educated citizenry and workforce for their state and region
  • Have a diverse student body that is reflective of the demographic characteristics of the region
  • Serve as an intellectual and creative resource for the metropolitan region

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