Alderson Broaddus University


Since its founding in 1993, the ACA has furnished support to its member colleges and universities to enhance each institution's capacity to achieve its particular mission related to student learning, faculty scholarship, staff development, and service to its community and region. Private foundations and federal agencies have endorsed the Association through numerous grants and contracts that have greatly strengthened our ability to achieve our goals as a consortium of private colleges and universities serving the Central Appalachian region.  

The Association's purpose is to advance the mutual and particular benefit of our member institutions through programs that:

  • support faculty, staff, and student development;
  • share resources and expertise across our partner schools;
  • publicize the work and impact of our institutions;
  • capitalize upon the collective voice and fiscal power of the consortium; and
  • furnish a network for collaboration and exchange of ideas and innovations.