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Colleges & Universities

New England's Knowledge Corridor

The Pioneer Valley region has the second-largest concentration of institutions of higher learning in New England, after Greater Boston. As part of the "Knowledge Corridor", the Pioneer Valley is a national hub for higher education and includes some of the nation's most prestigious private schools.

Greater Springfield Area

Nearby Hampshire County

The Five Colleges Consortium is a nonprofit educational consortium that promotes and administers long-term forms of cooperation between its members:

  • Amherst College
  • Hampshire College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Smith College
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst