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: Oppression, Political Agency, and Presidential Video Game

May 10, 2021

Join us for a conversation with Maeve Adams, associate professor of English and director of digital arts and humanities... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Did the Pandemic Distract Colleges from the Demographic Cliff?

April 26, 2021

In a continuation of episode 12, we ask Nathan Grawe if the COVID-19 pandemic has distracted campuses or given... READ MORE


NACU Secures Grant to Engage Campuses in Teagle’s Cornerstone Initiative

April 21, 2021

The Teagle Foundation has awarded a $25,000 dissemination grant to the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) con... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

NACU Board Meeting

June 09, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.