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: The Story of Transformation at Merrimack College

June 5, 2024

Hidden among the headlines about struggling institutions, there are stories of colleges that are thriving. In this episo... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Revisiting Traditions: Meaningful Activities for the Class of 2024

May 15, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered spring activities and college orientation for the class of 2020. Those young ... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Community Champions — Law Students Work with Those Facing Housing Instability

April 17, 2024

Law students at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio are gaining real-world experience by assisting renters who ... READ MORE


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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.