Abilene Christian University

Category: Private institutions with fewer than 10000 enrolled students | State: Texas

About Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a private, comprehensive university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, affiliated with the Churches of Christ, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas. ACU educates about 4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations. ACU offers 77 baccalaureate majors with 135 areas of study, 30 master's programs and three doctoral programs. It includes the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Honors and Graduate and Professional Studies, and the School of Nursing.
STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Academic Policies & Compliance

69%

Admissions & Orientation

49%

Culture & Commitment

81%

Financial Aid & Assistance

13%

Graduation & Career

32%

Military Student Support & Retention

8%

Why attend Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is just a 20-minute drive from Dyess Air Force Base. It is a Yellow Ribbon School with an established record of welcoming and serving members of the military. Its academic offerings, 77 baccalaureate majors with 135 areas of study, 30 master's degree and three doctoral programs, are available to all students who qualify for them through the Post 9/11 GI Bill program. ACU has a discounted rate for active-duty military stationed at Dyess who seek an undergraduate degree. ACU evaluates military training and follows American Council on Education guidelines on its degree programs and transfer student policy.

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBiology

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Communications, General

A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.

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Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

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Educational/Instructional Technology

A program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula. Includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.

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Elementary Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

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Exercise Science

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Psychology

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

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Social Work

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $32,020 $32,020 $19,890 $19,890
Fees $50 $50 N/A N/A
Room $4,690 $4,690 $4,690 $4,690
Board $5,040 $5,040 $5,040 $5,040
Books $1,250 $1,250 $750 $750
Other Expenses $3,350 $3,350 $3,350 $3,350
Totals $46,400 $46,400 $33,720 $33,720
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students