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: Supporting Marginalized People — Lessons from a Community College Professor

February 28, 2023

Inspired by his TEDx Talk on how higher education is failing Black educators, Faheem Curtis-Khidr, a history professor a... READ MORE

NACU Welcomes Saint Xavier University

February 7, 2023

The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU), a national consortium of higher education institutions that integrate... READ MORE

NACU Kicks off Second Year of Emerging Leaders Institute

February 1, 2023

This week NACU will welcome the second cohort of nearly 60 participants to its Emerging Leaders Institute, a series of w... READ MORE

Featured Events

Featured Events

EMO Learning Community Meeting

March 28, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nursing Leaders Learning Community

March 29, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Honors Program Directors Learning Community

March 30, 2023
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.