About ACU

Brown Library east entrance
The mission of Abilene Christian University is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. 

This mission is achieved through:

  • Exemplary teaching, offered by a faculty of Christian scholars, that inspires a commitment to learning;
  • Significant research, grounded in the university's disciplines of study, that informs issues of importance to the academy, church, and society;
  • Meaningful service to society, the academic disciplines, the university, and the church, expressed in various ways, by all segments of the Abilene Christian University community.

ACU Facts:

  • One of only five private institutions in the nation with an accredited journalism program
  • FIDER-Accredited Interior Design program
  • AACSB-Accredited College of Business Administration
  • Undergraduate students are included in faculty research projects
  • The majority of our students volunteer in the community
  • Students choose from more than 70 baccalaureate majors that include more than 100 areas of study, 25 master’s degree programs and one doctoral program
  • Our career network consists of 86,000 alumni in every state and 109 countries
  • Annual enrollment of approximately 4,700 students from across the U.S. and 60 nations
  • 50 national athletic championships
  • Beautiful, 208-acre, modern campus 180 miles west of Dallas/Ft. Worth

Graduates of ACU have become best-selling authors, ministers, judges, mayors, producers...
We believe our 84,000 alumni change the world in positive ways every day.