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 Announces Digital Summer Institute

May 4, 2020

In partnership with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), NACU will deliver a s... READ MORE


NACU to Deliver Summer Institute Content in Online Format

April 9, 2020

NACU is in the process of finalizing content for its 2020 Summer Institute which will be offered as a series of free, sy... READ MORE


NACU Creates Boyer Award Society in Celebration of 25th Anniversary

April 5, 2020

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) has created the Boyer Award Society ... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

NACU Annual Board Meeting

June 05, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



NACU Presidents' Discussion

June 17, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



NACU Human Resources Group Discussion

June 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 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.