Welcome to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

The voice of U.S. Catholic higher education


Registration is now open:2016-Annual-Meeting

Pre-meeting events include:

  • Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents, January 28-30
  • Mission Officers Conference, January 29
  • Chief Academic Officers Conference, January 30


Campus Ministry Directors:

REGISTER NOW: ACCU is sponsoring a series of regional meetings for Campus Ministry Directors in 2015-16. Meet colleagues, share best practices, and discuss the issues that matter -- all without being away from campus for more than one day. Sessions taking place in the mid-Atlantic, West, Great Lakes area, South, and more... all open for registration now!


The Papal Visit:

See how Catholic colleges and universities welcomed Pope Francis to the United States! papal-visitVisit our Storify pages for all the social media buzz... Read about Catholic higher education's engagement with Pope Francis in the fall edition of the ACCU newsletter, Update...  And download our new infographics that show Catholic college and university commitment to the environment and social justice...


A voluntary association, ACCU was founded in 1899 by 53 delegates from Catholic colleges throughout the United States. Since then, the association has grown fourfold to represent more than 90 percent of accredited Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States, plus approximately two dozen international universities.

ACCU’s principal purposes are to help member institutions strengthen their stated Catholic mission and to foster collaboration among Catholic colleges and universities.

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