Tuition and Fees

Below are ACU's 2016-17 tuition and fees for undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. The undergraduate fees include room and board (residence hall and meal plan) 


Coverage Cost
Tuition and Fees * $32,020
Room and Board**$9,500
2016-17 Total Cost: $41,520

*Covers 24-36 hours for fall, spring, and summer courses. Some optional fees are not included such as New Student Orientation, on-campus mailbox and parking permit.
**Housing and meal plan rates vary by selection.

Unless approved to live off campus by Residence Life, all first- and second-year students are required to live in on-campus housing and purchase a meal plan.

Graduate and Doctoral Programs

Doctoral Programs

Program Cost Per Credit Hour Location
Doctor of Ministry $12,000 for degreeAbilene Campus
Education - Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership $700Online

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Master's Programs

Program Cost Per Credit Hour Location
Accounting - M. Acc. $1,062Abilene Campus
Ancient and Oriental Christianity track - M.A. $600Abilene Campus
Business Administration - M.B.A. $700Online
Christian Ministry - M.A. $600Abilene Campus or Online
Communication - M.A. $1,062Abilene Campus
Communication Science and Disorders - M.S. $1,062Abilene Campus
Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation - M.A. $831Online
Education - M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning $1,000Abilene Campus
Education - M.Ed. in Leadership of Learning $1,000Abilene Campus
English - M.A. $1,062Abilene Campus
Global Service - M.A. $600Online
Higher Education - M.Ed. $726Online
Liberal Arts - M.L.A. $1,062Abilene Campus
Marriage & Family Therapy - M.M.F.T. $767Abilene Campus
Marriage & Family Therapy - M.M.F.T. $800Online
Master of Divinity - M.Div. $600Abilene Campus or Online
Medical Family Therapy $800Online
Modern and American Christianity track - M.A. $600Abilene Campus
Occupational Therapy - M.S. $810Abilene Campus
Old Testament - M.A. $600Abilene Campus
Organizational Development - M.S. $775Online
Psychology - M.S. $1,062Abilene Campus
Psychology - M.S. in Clinical Psychology $1.062Abilene Campus
Psychology - M.S. in Counseling Psychology $1,062Abilene Campus
Psychology - Specialist in School Psychology $1,062Abilene Campus
Social Work - M.S. $1,062Abilene Campus or Remote Learning

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Certificate Programs

Program Cost Per Credit Hour Location
Biblical Studies $600Abilene Campus
Conflict Resolution $831Online
Dietetic Internship $1,133Dallas Campus
Gerontology $831Abilene Campus
Medical Family Therapy $800Online
Social Services Administration $1,062Abilene Campus

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Once you’ve looked this over, check out what ACU is doing to make college a manageable investment for you as well as the types of aid, such as scholarships and grants, for which you may qualify.

View 2014 - 2015 educational costs