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: Radical Cooperation in Higher Education

October 4, 2021

Guest Michael Horowitz founded The Community Solution (TCS) Education System so that colleges could ... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Why Liberal Arts Matter for STEM Majors

September 20, 2021

Melinda Zook, history professor and director of Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts at Purdue University, initially set ... READ MORE


NACU Welcomes Simmons University

September 8, 2021

The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) is pleased to announce that Simmons University in Boston, Mass., has j... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

DEI Learning Community

October 25, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Champions Series: Roosevelt Montás

October 27, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM



NACU Executive Committee Meeting

November 02, 2021
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.