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.



Now available: 

Winter2014-UpdateUpdate, Winter 2014
Hot off the presses, the newest edition of the ACCU newsletter spotlights the ways that Catholic colleges and universities demonstrate their bold voice. Other features explore peer ministry programs, reasons to form a mission effectiveness committee, and the intersection of labor and Catholic Social Teaching. Read the winter 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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