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 Elects Executive Committee

July 21, 2021

At its annual summer meeting, the NACU Board of Directors elected the following slate of executive committee officers: C... READ MORE


Virginia Wesleyan University Joins NACU

July 6, 2021

Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) of Virginia Beach, Va., has joined the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) ... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Navigating Mergers & Acquisitions in Higher Ed

June 28, 2021

Guest host David Staley of The Ohio State University and Dutcher LLC interviews Kevin Quigley, former president of Marlb... 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.