A national leader in student success
Abilene Christian University has achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019.
U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success in its “A Focus on Student Success” benchmark. ACU achieved Top 20 status in three of eight high-impact categories among 1,500 universities evaluated:
- Service Learning, No. 4
- First-year Experience, No. 9
- Learning Communities, No. 11
The only other Texas universities recognized in the Top 20 of this new benchmark are Baylor University, Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin. ACU is the only Texas institution to be ranked in five categories and the only Church of Christ-affiliated university other than Pepperdine to be included in the new benchmark.
In addition, ACU was ranked in the Top 50 in the nation in two other categories:
- Study Abroad, No. 35
- Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects, No. 42