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Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a consortium of the 28 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.

Although each institution is legally autonomous under independent boards of trustees and separately chartered by respective states, the 28 schools and two theological schools share common Jesuit ideals and traditions. They also engage in a number of collaborative projects.


  • Members 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


University Abbreviation / initials Location Founded President Enrollment Varsity team nickname School colors
Boston College[1] Boston Coll.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1863 Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. 14,600[2] Eagles Maroon & Gold
Canisius College[3] Canisius Buffalo, New York 1870 John J. Hurley 5,148[4] Golden Griffins Blue & Gold
Le Moyne College[5] Le Moyne
Syracuse, New York 1946 Linda LeMura 3,339[6] Dolphins Green & Gold
Spring Hill College[7] Spring Hill
Mobile, Alabama 1830 Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J. 1,500 Badgers Purple & White
College of the Holy Cross[8] Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts 1843 Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. 2,891[9] Crusaders Purple & White
Creighton University[10] Creighton Omaha, Nebraska 1878 Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J 7,730 Bluejays Blue & White
Fairfield University[11] Fairfield Fairfield, Connecticut 1942 Rev. Jeffrey P.
von Arx, S.J.
5,061[12] Stags Red & White
Fordham University[13] Fordham New York City and West Harrison,
New York
1841 Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. 15,189[14] Rams Maroon & White
[15] Georgetown Washington, D.C. 1789 John J. DeGioia 17,130 Hoyas Blue & Gray
Gonzaga University[16] Gonzaga
Spokane, Washington 1887 Thayne McCulloh 7,874[17] Bulldogs (Unofficial: Zags) Blue, White & Red
John Carroll University[18] John Carroll
University Heights, Ohio 1886 Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J. 3,726[19] Blue Streaks Blue & Gold
Loyola Marymount University[20] Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, California 1911 Timothy Law Snyder 9,369[21] Lions Crimson & Blue
Loyola University Chicago[22] Loyola Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 1870 Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. 16,040[23] Ramblers Maroon & Gold
Loyola University Maryland[24] Loyola Maryland
Loyola (MD)
Baltimore, Maryland 1852 Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. 5,978[25] Greyhounds Green & Grey
Loyola University New Orleans[26] Loyola New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana 1912 Rev. Kevin W. Wildes, S.J. 5,178[27] Wolfpack Maroon & Gold
Marquette University[28] Marquette
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1881 Lovell, Michael R. 11,749[29] Golden Eagles Blue & Gold
Regis University Regis Denver, Colorado 1877 Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. 9,722 [30] Rangers Navy Blue & Gold
Rockhurst University[31] Rockhurst Kansas City, Missouri 1910 Rev. Thomas Curran 3,000[32] Hawks Blue & White
Saint Joseph's University St. Joseph's
St. Joe's, SJU
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851 Mark C. Reed 8,800[33] Hawks Crimson & Gray
Saint Peter's University SPU, Saint Peter's Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 Eugene J. Cornacchia 3,045[34] Peacocks Blue & White
Saint Louis University SLU St. Louis, Missouri 1818 Fred P. Pestello 13,981[35] Billikens Blue & White
Santa Clara University[36] Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California 1851 Rev. Michael E. Engh, S.J. 8,800[37] Broncos Red & White
Seattle University[38] SU Seattle, Washington 1891 Rev. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. 7,755 Redhawks Scarlet & White
Wheeling Jesuit University[39] WJU Wheeling, West Virginia 1954 Rev. James J. Fleming, SJ 1,563 Cardinals Red & Gold
Xavier University[40] Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio 1831 Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J. 6,945 Musketeers Blue, Gray & White
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Mercy, Detroit, UDM
U of D (older)
Detroit, Michigan 1877 Antoine M. Garibaldi 5,231[41] Titans Blue, Red & White
University of San Francisco[42] San Francisco
San Francisco, California 1855 Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. 9,799 Dons Green & Gold
The University of Scranton[43] Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania 1888 Rev. Kevin P.
Quinn, S.J.
6,034 Royals Purple & White
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (associate member) STM Brighton, Massachusetts 1922 Rev. Mark S. Massa, S.J. (Dean) 191    
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (associate member) J.S.T. Berkeley, California 1934 Rev. Thomas J. Massaro, S.J. (Dean) 194    

See also


  1. ^ "Boston College". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Boston College Facts - Boston College". 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Canisius College". Forbes. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Canisius College - At a Glance". 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Le Moyne College". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  6. ^ "Le Moyne College by the Numbers". Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Spring Hill College". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  8. ^ "College of the Holy Cross". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  9. ^ "Facts & Figures". Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  10. ^ "Creighton University". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  11. ^ "Fairfield University". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  12. ^ "Fairfield University About Fairfield University Enrollment". 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  13. ^ "Fordham University". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  14. ^ "Fordham Facts". 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  15. ^ "Georgetown University". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  16. ^ "Gonzaga University". Forbes. 1928-11-03. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  17. ^ At a Glance - GU Facts & Figures. "At a Glance - GU Facts & Figures - Gonzaga University". Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  18. ^ "John Carroll University". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  19. ^ "John Carroll University" (PDF). .edujcu. John Carroll University Office of Admission. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Loyola Marymount University". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  21. ^ "Quick Facts". 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  22. ^ "Loyola University Chicago". Forbes. 
  23. ^ "Loyola At a Glance". Loyola University Chicago - Loyola At a Glance. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Loyola University Maryland". Forbes. 
  25. ^ "University Profile". 
  26. ^ "Loyola University New Orleans". Forbes. 
  27. ^ "Loyola at a Glance". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "Marquette University". Forbes. 
  29. ^ "Student Demographics". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "Regis University". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "Rockhurst University". Forbes. 
  32. ^ "At a Glance". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  33. ^ "facts-figures". 
  34. ^ "Saint Peters University - Facts and Stats". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
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  36. ^ "Santa Clara University". Forbes. 
  37. ^ "About Santa Clara University - Student Profile - Fall 2013". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  38. ^ "Seattle University". Forbes. 
  39. ^ "Wheeling Jesuit University". Forbes. 
  40. ^ "Xavier University". Forbes. 
  41. ^ "Item Not Found" (PDF). 25 November 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  42. ^ "University of San Francisco". Forbes. 
  43. ^ "University of Scranton". Forbes. 

External links

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