Spring Enrollment Up for Sixth Consecutive Year
for immediate release Jan. 28, 1998Spring semester enrollment at Abilene Christian University is up 159 students over last spring, according to the official 12th-day figures.
Total spring enrollment is 4,271 students, up from 4,112 in the spring of 1997 and the highest for ACU since 1985.
In addition to this 3.9 percent increase in student count over last spring, the number of credit hours sold also increased 6.4 percent over last spring.
"I believe our enrollment increase for the sixth consecutive spring is an indication of students recognizing ACU's focus on high-quality academics from a Christian perspective," said Dr. Royce Money, president of ACU. "Our faculty and staff have worked hard to open doors to as many students as possible, meeting their needs and schedules. And our students have responded positively. We hope we will be able to serve even more students in the future."
For the past four years, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide has listed ACU in the top tier of regional universities for academic quality. This year, U.S. News again ranked ACU as a "Best Value" among universities in the western region based on academic quality, cost and availability of financial aid. The university offers 117 bachelor's and 35 master's programs and the Doctor of Ministry degree.
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