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: What Do the Colleges of the Future Look Like?

May 17, 2022

Author and associate professor David Staley leverages his strategic foresight to discuss alternative universities su... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Why College is About More Than Getting a Job

April 26, 2022

How do we balance personal freedom with responsibility to others? What is the shape of a meaningful life?  Andrew Delba... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Supporting Civil Discourse and Purpose

March 29, 2022

In the latest NACU podcast, Michael Murray, president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF), talks with NACU Pre... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

NACU Emerging Leaders Institute: Module 5

June 03, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM



Future Competitive Advantage

June 07, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



NACU Board Meeting

June 08, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 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.