ACU enrollment hits record for third straight year
For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2000
Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
ABILENE - For the third straight year, Abilene Christian University has attracted a record number of students from nearly every state and more than 60 nations, said ACU president Dr. Royce Money.
Official 12th-day enrollment totals show that ACU has 4,761 students this fall, compared to a record 4,673 in the fall of 1999. Students also are taking more hours this fall, said Jack Rich, executive vice president.
The university has increased total enrollment more than 700 students in the past 10 years, Money said. ACU is the fourth largest of 37 independent universities in Texas, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
"We offer a distinctive education - high quality academics blended with a serious Christian focus," Money said. "More students are recognizing that ACU opens career doors for them, gets them into excellent graduate schools and prepares them for the challenges of life."
Money said the word is spreading that ACU graduates have a special blend of high-tech understanding, excellent career preparation and integrity.
"We believe this world is looking for college graduates who can change the world with strong ethics and insightful knowledge," Money said. "Our students are accepted into medical school at twice the national average, top corporations heavily recruit our seniors, and churches and schools believe our graduates make outstanding employees."
This year, ACU moved up four places in the U.S. News "Best Colleges" rankings, maintaining its high-quality status for the seventh straight year. ACU moved from 23rd to 19th among the 112 western regional universities - 53 private and 59 public - in 15 states, said Dr. Royce Money, ACU president.
The university was named one of the "Best Regional Universities" and is considered "selective" in its admissions standards.
Enrollment Numbers: Based on Official Press Releases
*No press release is archived for this year. This number is based on the 1986 release statement that enrollment for that year was down 200 from the previous year.
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