Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” rankings released today. Overall, ACU ranked No. 18 among 90 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West.
ACU also ranked No. 9 in “Best Value Schools,” which takes into account a school’s academic quality weighed against net cost of attendance, and No. 11 in “Best Colleges for Veterans.”
In August, Forbes ranked ACU in the top 10 percent of “America’s Top Colleges.” Forbes joined with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity to choose 650 schools based on “the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve.”
Forbes also recognized ACU in a new category, “Grateful Grads Index: Top 200 Best-Loved Colleges.” This metric ranked private not-for-profit colleges with more than 1,000 students by analyzing two variables: private donations and gifts per student over 10 years, and the alumni participation rate, or the percentage of graduates that give back in the form of donations to their colleges each year.
Also in August, The Princeton Review named Abilene Christian one of the “Best in the West” for 2018. ACU is one of 127 schools receiving this distinction as “academically excellent institutions of higher learning” for the 15-state western region of the U.S.
“It is great to be affirmed each year by such nationally recognized education experts as U.S. News, Forbes and The Princeton Review,” said ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert. “These recognitions speak highly of the quality education our students receive and the tremendous outcomes experienced by our graduates.”