National Association of Colleges and Employers
62 Highland Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610.868.1421 or 800.544.5272
Who We Are
Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. The professional association connects more than 5,200 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide, and more than 3,000 HR/staffing professionals focused on college relations and recruiting.
NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks legal issues in employment, the job search, and hiring practices; and provides college and employer professionals with benchmarks for their work. NACE provides research and information to its professional members through NACEWeb, a survey of starting salaries for new college graduates, a quarterly journal, a biweekly newsletter, and surveys of employer and college members.
To facilitate the employment of the college educated.
I. NACE will be acknowledged as the foremost resource related to the employment of the college educated.
II. NACE will be used by colleges and employers as the essential connection to support the successful transition of the college educated into the workplace. (Read our full Strategic Plan.)
In February 1924, the first placement organization in the United States was established in Chicago. Its original name was the National Association of Appointments Secretaries, after the British position title, "appointments secretary," also known as "placement director" in this country. Of the 12 representatives who founded the pioneer organization, 11 were women. Their primary concern was teacher placement. (Read more about NACE's history.)