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: Strategies for the Looming Demographic Cliff

April 12, 2021

In the first of a two-part episode we talk with Nathan Grawe, economics professor at Carleton College and author of De... READ MORE


NACU Welcomes Linfield University

April 5, 2021

Oregon-based Linfield University has joined the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) consortium. NACU is a trus... READ MORE


NACU to Continue Research on Civic Professionalism with Kettering Foundation

March 24, 2021

The Kettering Foundation has engaged the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) for a second phase of research in... 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.