Rutgers has joined a preeminent academic group whose roots are found in the elite research universities of the American Midwest. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is an academic consortium of 15 top-tier universities, including the University of Chicago, the members of the Big Ten, and the Big Ten’s incoming members—Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the University of Maryland.
For over half a century, CIC members have served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging resources, and collaborating on innovative programs in such areas as course offerings, data storage, library assets, and more.
The CIC is a powerful collective force:
- CIC universities produce 15 percent of the Ph.D.’s awarded in the United States each year.
- CIC universities conduct $8.4 billion in funded research each year.
- CIC libraries own 98 million library volumes, more than any other affiliated group of universities, including the Ivies and the California system.
Rutgers is proud to join this established and prestigious academic collaboration. With its acceptance into the CIC, effective July 1, 2013, Rutgers builds on a network of relationships that it has enjoyed for many years with CIC schools. Explore new and ongoing relationships between Rutgers and CIC universities.