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 to Honor Freeman Hrabowski with 2021 Boyer Award

January 14, 2021

Ceremony and Lecture will take place at AAC&U Virtual Annual Meeting On Thursday, January 21, 2021, the New American... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: A Futurist’s View of Higher Education

January 11, 2021

Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in t... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Citizen Professionalism

November 16, 2020

What is a citizen professional? How must higher education prepare professionals differently? Why is it important for pr... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

First-Year Collaborative Group Meeting

January 19, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM




Chief Diversity Officers' Learning Community

January 28, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 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.