Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

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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.


UniversityAbbreviation / initialsLocationFoundedPresidentEnrollmentVarsity team nicknameSchool colors
Boston College[1]Boston Coll.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts1863Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J.14,600[2]EaglesMaroon & Gold
Canisius College[3]CanisiusBuffalo, New York1870John J. Hurley5,148[4]Golden GriffinsBlue & Gold
Le Moyne College[5]Le Moyne
Syracuse, New York1946Linda LeMura3,339[6]DolphinsGreen & Gold
Spring Hill College[7]Spring Hill
Mobile, Alabama1830Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J.1,500BadgersPurple & White
College of the Holy Cross[8]Holy CrossWorcester, Massachusetts1843Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.2,891[9]CrusadersPurple & White
Creighton University[10]CreightonOmaha, Nebraska1878Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.7,730BluejaysBlue & White
Fairfield University[11]FairfieldFairfield, Connecticut1942Rev. Jeffrey P.
von Arx, S.J.
5,061[12]StagsRed & White
Fordham University[13]FordhamNew York City and West Harrison,
New York
1841Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J.15,189[14]RamsMaroon & White
Georgetown University[15]GeorgetownWashington, D.C.1789John J. DeGioia17,130HoyasBlue & Gray
Gonzaga University[16]Gonzaga
Spokane, Washington1887Thayne McCulloh7,874[17]Bulldogs (Unofficial: Zags)Blue, White & Red
John Carroll University[18]John Carroll
University Heights, Ohio1886Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J.3,726[19]Blue StreaksBlue & Gold
Loyola Marymount University[20]Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, California1911David W. Burcham9,369[21]LionsCrimson & Blue
Loyola University Chicago[22]Loyola Chicago
Chicago, Illinois1870Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.16,040[23]RamblersMaroon & Gold
Loyola University Maryland[24]Loyola Maryland
Loyola (MD)
Baltimore, Maryland1852Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.5,978[25]GreyhoundsGreen & Grey
Loyola University New Orleans[26]Loyola New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana1912Rev. Kevin W. Wildes, S.J.5,178[27]WolfpackMaroon & Gold
Marquette University[28]Marquette
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1881Lovell, Michael R.11,749[29]Golden EaglesBlue & Gold
Regis UniversityRegisDenver, Colorado1877Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.9,722 [30]RangersNavy Blue & Gold
Rockhurst University[31]RockhurstKansas City, Missouri1910Rev. Thomas Curran3,000[32]HawksBlue & White
Saint Joseph's UniversitySt. Joseph's
St. Joe's, SJU
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1851Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.8,800[33]HawksCrimson & Gray
Saint Peter's UniversitySPU, Saint Peter'sJersey City, New Jersey1872Eugene J. Cornacchia3,045[34]PeacocksBlue & White
Saint Louis UniversitySLUSt. Louis, Missouri1818Fred P. Pestello13,981[35]BillikensBlue & White
Santa Clara University[36]Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California1851Rev. Michael E. Engh, S.J.8,800[37]BroncosRed & White
Seattle University[38]SUSeattle, Washington1891Rev. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.7,755RedhawksScarlet & White
Wheeling Jesuit University[39]WJUWheeling, West Virginia1954Rev. James J. Fleming, SJ1,563CardinalsRed & Gold
Xavier University[40]Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio1831Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J.6,945MusketeersBlue, Gray & White
University of Detroit MercyDetroit Mercy, Detroit, UDM
U of D (older)
Detroit, Michigan1877Antoine M. Garibaldi5,231[41]TitansBlue, Red & White
University of San Francisco[42]San Francisco
San Francisco, California1855Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J.9,799DonsGreen & Gold
The University of Scranton[43]ScrantonScranton, Pennsylvania1888Rev. Kevin P.
Quinn, S.J.
6,034RoyalsPurple & White
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (associate member)STMBrighton, Massachusetts1922Rev. Mark S. Massa, S.J. (Dean)191  
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (associate member)J.S.T.Berkeley, California1934Rev. Thomas J. Massaro, S.J. (Dean)194  

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