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.



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Fall2014-UpdateUpdate, Fall 2014
The newest edition of the ACCU newsletter looks at faith-related apps developed by Catholic colleges and universities; features reflections from the 2014 ACCU Rome Seminar; offers an update on religious liberty issues in the courts; and takes a look at CRS Student Ambassadors. Read the fall issue...


Student Access and Admissions


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.



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