The Western Massachusetts-Hartford, Connecticut region known as "The Knowledge Corridor" contains some of the nation's top-ranked schools among its 29 colleges and universities.
This prestigious list includes both state universities and the world-famous five-college consortium of the University of Massachusetts, as well as Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges.
The Knowledge Corridor is the shared region of Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford Connecticut.
Located just 25 miles apart, these cities share the Connecticut River, Interstate 91, Bradley International Airport and one of the best-educated work forces in the nation and the second largest population in New England.
The name "Knowledge Corridor" reflects the dense concentration of colleges and universities (29) and more than 170,000 students.