Welcome to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

The voice of U.S. Catholic higher education

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.



Student Access and Admissions

Now available: 

Student Access & Admissions—The latest brochure in the "Strengthening Catholic Identity" series!
As admissions officers at Catholic colleges and universities field questions from potential students, they have a unique opportunity to convey the values and strengths that distinguish their campus from secular counterparts.





See pictures from the recent ACCU Rome Seminar on our Flickr page.




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