Founded as the Childers’ Classical Institute in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University (ACU) is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is one of the largest private universities in the southwest consisting of the College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Biblical Studies, Education and Human Services, the Graduate School, the Graduate School of Theology, the School of Social Work, the School of Information Technology and Computing, and the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. The university also offers online master’s programs.
Abilene Christian University’s online programs include Master of Education in Higher Education Affairs, Master of Arts and Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, and Master of Science in Organizational and Human Resources Development. These programs combine the best features of traditional learning and the advantages of the Internet. The university’s online programs have been designed to accommodate the unique educational needs and requirements of busy professionals without disrupting their regular work schedules. ACU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Admissions Department of Abilene Christian University is open from Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. Inquiries after office hours or holidays can be sent through email. An ACU admissions counselor is able to provide complete and current tuition information. US citizens as well as permanent residents are given full access to federal financial aid. Prospective students can also obtain information regarding ACU’s on-campus and online programs through the Admissions office. Abilene Christian University has received numerous recognitions and excellent reviews for its continued commitment to excellence in education.