ACU named one of America's Best Colleges

U.S. News

Abilene Christian University has again been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report in its 2010 edition. ACU ranked 20th in the category of Master’s Universities - West, up one place from last year's ranking.

In addition, ACU was named second in the Master's Universities - West category of A Strong Commitment to Teaching, highlighting 80 schools with "an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching." In the Great Schools, Great Prices category, ACU was listed 12th among the Master's Universities - West.

In the Best Colleges List, only three Texas institutions - Trinity University (1), University of Dallas (13) and St. Mary's University of San Antonio (15) - appeared higher among those in the Master's Universities – West.
"ACU is proud to continually show well on this comprehensive ranking," said Dr. Royce Money, ACU president. "It's one of many ways that students and parents can feel confident in the academic quality and educational experience provided at ACU."

America's Best Colleges ranks more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools based on a set of 15 indicators of excellence. Some factors include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate. To view the full results and methodology behind the rankings, visit

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