What can NACU do for your campus?

NACU connects leaders today, so they can focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow.

NACU serves as an innovation center, fostering an environment in which institutions share research and strategy that strengthens their institutions. Moreover, these comprehensive institutions are committed to excellence and collaborate today to build a foundation that will last for tomorrow.



  • Transforming the Academy, Blue Ocean Strategies: a series of confidential discussions on reinventing the future of our higher education sector.
  • Unique Institutional Assets for Collaborative Sharing: a catalog of distinctive resources, programs, and facilities available at each institution.
  • Annual Net Tuition Revenue Study: the oldest longitudinal study of its kind on NTR.
  • Enrollment Benchmark Dashboard: a benchmarking tool that compares enrollment data across the network of active campuses.
  • NACU Dashboards: a suite of benchmarking tools that look at financial health, ROI measures, utilizing over 80 metrics from IPEDS.
  • Expense and Value Opportunity Assessment: a no-cost assessment to identify cost reduction interventions and increase ROI with goods and services.
  • Benchmarks for Efficiency and Change: An Action Research Study on the Cost of Delivery: funded by TIAA-CREF, resulting in interactive financial benchmarking dashboards.
  • Exploring Citizen Professionalism at NACU Campuses: funded by Kettering Foundation.
  • Assessing civic, liberal, and professional learning in first-year courses and seminars: funded by Kettering Foundation.


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