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Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world. 

About ACU

Founded in 1906, ACU is a regionally accredited, faith-based university that offers a wide range of online and on-campus degree programs in more than 125 different fields of study. Our online graduate programs are designed to provide an accessible, convenient, and high-quality educational experience for working professionals.

Why Choose ACU?

  • Regionally accredited
  • Exceptional academics
  • Recognized leader in online learning
  • Designed to fit your lifestyle
  • Graduate in as few as 18-24 months

Student Experience

As a student at ACU, you will be part of a Christ-centered learning community; be encouraged to incorporate your faith and professional experiences into your educational experience; and develop meaningful, lifelong relationships with others.

Our faculty is intentional about forming relationships, getting to know you, and taking an interest in you, both in and out of the classroom. As a student, you’ll be encouraged, supported, and mentored by people who are committed to your success and your personal well-being. 

National Honors

  • Consistently ranked among the nation's Top 20 regional universities (West) as determined by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" guide. 
  • Named a 2014 Apple Distinguished School in recognition of a culture of innovation, leadership in the area of mobility, and overall educational excellence.
  • Named one of "America's Best Colleges" in 2016 as determined by Forbes Magazine.
  • The Princeton Review named Abilene Christian University one of the "Best in the West" for 2016.


ACU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA. 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.