Claremont Graduate University (CGU), founded in 1925, offers advanced work in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, social sciences, education, management, executive management and information science. It is a graduate-only institution, granting masters and doctoral degrees.
Claremont McKenna College (CMC), founded in 1946 as Claremont Men’s College, offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in 26 fields, often combined by students into dual majors. Most of the College’s students choose a major or part of a dual major in economics, government, or international relations. CMC is unique among liberal arts colleges in that it actively supports faculty and student research and publications through nine research institutes.
The Claremont Colleges Services (TCC Services, formerly the Claremont University Consoritum), founded in 1925, is the central coordinating body of The Claremont Colleges and the nucleus of the cluster plan. TCC Services is responsible for the development and administration of central resources and programs, inter-collegiate organization and coordination, and for the establishment of new colleges and professional schools within the group.
Harvey Mudd College (HMC), founded in 1955, is the coeducational, liberal arts college of engineering, science and mathematics. HMC’s curriculum is designed to create engineers and scientists with unusual breadth in their technical education and a firm academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences.
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), founded in 1997, offers professional masters’ degrees in applied life sciences and plans eventually to grant interdisciplinary Ph.D. degrees. Its curriculum interweaves engineering and the life sciences, and emphasizes project-based learning.
Pitzer College, founded in 1963, is a coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences that blends classroom instruction with fieldwork to engage a student’s mind, heart and spirit by integrating educational resources on-campus, abroad and in the local community. Pitzer offers a curriculum that spans 40 major fields and focuses on interdisciplinary, intercultural education with an emphasis on social responsibility and service.
Pomona College, founded in 1887, is the founding member of the group. Pomona College is an independent, coeducational college offering instruction in all major fields of the arts, humanities, social, and natural sciences. Strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community, it emphasizes both liberal arts and paraprofessional training, providing students with considerable exposure to a wide range of fields and first-rate preparation for future professions.
Scripps College, founded in 1926, by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars. Scripps emphasizes a challenging core curriculum based on interdisciplinary humanistic studies and rigorous training in the disciplines, as the best possible foundation for any goals a woman may pursue.
Last updated: 2/1/18