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: Citizen Professionalism

November 16, 2020

What is a citizen professional? How must higher education prepare professionals differently? Why is it important for pr... READ MORE


NACU to Address Civic Professionalism at Upcoming CIC Conference

November 4, 2020

NACU President Sean Creighton and several NACU campuses will present during the CIC 2020 Institute for Chief Academic Of... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: COVID’s Impact on Global Education

October 26, 2020

How has the pandemic as well as U.S. policy affected global education for colleges and universities? What are new trends... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

First-Year Collaborative Group Meeting

December 01, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



CFO Learning Community Meeting

December 04, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



NACU Board Retreat

December 09, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 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.