The New American Colleges & Universities

NACU is a national consortium of private comprehensive colleges and universities working together to graduate extraordinary professionals for a global workforce and society.

Connect. Collaborate. Champion.

NACU connects campuses to collaborate in the delivery of innovative ideas and to champion the belief that a comprehensive liberal, professional, and civic education is essential to the future of our world.

Latest News

Latest News

NACU Podcast: Preparing Civic-Minded Professionals

April 25, 2023

Robert Alexander, political science professor and founding director of the Institute for Civics and Public Policy (ICAP... READ MORE

NACU Podcast: Serving the Public through a Student Internship

March 30, 2023

Work experience is integral to a student’s college experience. Student Jessica Taddeo talks about her time working as ... READ MORE

NACU Podcast: Supporting Marginalized People — Lessons from a Community College Professor

February 28, 2023

Inspired by his TEDx Talk on how higher education is failing Black educators, Faheem Curtis-Khidr, a history professor a... READ MORE

Featured Events

Featured Events

Summer Board Meeting

June 08, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Strategic Partnerships Advance

September 11, 2023
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

NACU Campuses Have a Distinctive Mission

NACU campuses are private, comprehensive institutions that purposefully integrate liberal arts, professional preparation, and civic engagement. They embrace the legacy of Ernest Boyer who called for higher education and scholarship to be a service to society and who lauded institutions that recognized the importance of teaching. NACU campuses connect their students with their communities to ensure that students can apply classroom knowledge beyond the campus and understand their roles as responsible citizens.

Get Connected with NACU

NACU brings together progressive thinkers and innovative agents of change across higher education to share ideas and create unique opportunities for its campuses. Learn more about joining this network of like-minded educators who have dedicated themselves to similar missions, purposes, and values.