The Atlanta region enjoys a concentration of colleges and universities matched by few U.S. metropolitan areas. Their diversity of programs and collective resources make the Atlanta region one of America's leading centers for higher education.

Nineteen public and private colleges and universities comprise the membership of ARCHE, as well as five affiliated libraries and 12 corporate and nonprofit community partners. ARCHE brings them together to build awareness of the campuses collective scope, impact and value and to help them share strengths through cooperative programs.

We work to strengthen public support for higher education, promote economic and community development, and help our members collaborate in ways that leverage their individual strengths. ARCHE offers cooperative programs  – such as library sharing and cross registration for courses  –  that help our member institutions expand opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Founded in 1938, ARCHE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization..