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: Saving Green in the Green Mountain State

November 15, 2021

Three colleges in Vermont founded theĀ Green Mountain Higher Education ConsortiumĀ to collaborate on economic and educat... READ MORE


NACU to Present 2022 Ernest L. Boyer Award to Eboo Patel

November 3, 2021

The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) is proud to announce Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Y... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Radical Cooperation in Higher Education

October 4, 2021

Guest Michael Horowitz founded The Community Solution (TCS) Education System so that colleges could ... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

Presidents Learning Community

December 08, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



NACU Board Meeting

January 05, 2022
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM



Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award & Lecture

January 20, 2022
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.