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 and WII Forge a New Strategic Alignment

November 11, 2022

Creating the most purposeful and accessible DC internship experience for undergraduates.  The Board of Directors of the... READ MORE


NACU Welcomes Samford University

October 18, 2022

The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) is pleased to announce that Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., ha... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: A Long-Serving President’s Keys to Success

September 26, 2022

Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott Miller has served as a college president for 32 years at fou... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

Presidents' Learning Community

December 06, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Advancement Learning Community

December 07, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Communications/PR Learning Community Meeting

December 08, 2022
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.