Abilene Christian University in Abilene

Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University offers 315-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 50%. The most popular test is SAT - 56% of students submitted it in comparison to 44% of students who submitted ACT. 42.2% are women, and 57.8% are men. 4% percents of international students. Abilene Christian University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Abilene Christian University is 22705$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $34100 and $43100 per year. 59% of full-time Abilene Christian University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $40,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Abilene Christian University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$22,705
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Abilene Christian University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,356
$30,001 - $48,000$19,996
$48,001 - $75,000$21,339
$75,001 - $110,000$24,399
$110,001+$27,895

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4390

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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27%

Types of financial aids

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3448 of Abilene Christian University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 94 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Abilene Christian University number 25 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Abilene Christian University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$40,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

6%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Other alternative tuition plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Abilene Christian University.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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59%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Abilene Christian University graduation rate is above the national average.

59% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Abilene Christian University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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50%

In comparison to National Average

Abilene Christian University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Abilene Christian University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 21%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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21%

Total

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21%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

79%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Abilene Christian University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Abilene Christian University students submitting SAT scores

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56%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1400 - 1750

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 590
Math: 480 - 590
Writing: 450 - 570

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Abilene Christian University students submitting ACT scores

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44%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 27
Math: 20 - 26
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Abilene Christian University is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

200
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Abilene Christian University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Abilene Christian University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on MAIN - ABILENE CAMPUS

The campus located by 1600 Campus Court address in Abilene, Texas.

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MAIN - ABILENE CAMPUS in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Abilene Christian University with 0.31% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on MAIN - ABILENE CAMPUS are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on ACU- City Square Dallas

The campus located by 511 N. Akard address in Dallas, Texas.

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ACU- City Square Dallas in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Abilene Christian University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on ACU- City Square Dallas is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Abilene Christian University offers 315 programs in total: 210 are for Bachelor's degree, 75 - for Master's degree, 18 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Abilene Christian University is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance education programs that are provided in the Abilene Christian University: 27 are for Master's degree and 12 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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Abilene Christian University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3475 students with 104240 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 606 with 14539 credit hours.

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Religious affiliation: Churches of Christ

Calendar system: Semester

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