At Abilene Christian University, we witness student and alumni success stories every day. We’re proud of graduates and the contributions they make in their careers and communities -- and of our faculty and staff members who help dreams come to realization. 

An ACU education is a life-changing investment that pays off in many ways. 

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Success by the numbers

Our commitment to academic excellence and real-world learning sets our graduates up for success in their careers and in continued education. 

  • 90 percent of 2014 graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months. 
  • 100 percent of graduates in 19 areas of study were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months, including accounting, computer science, engineering, digital entertainment technology, information technology, music, teacher education, and theatre. 
  • ACU’s 2014 health professions graduates applying to medical, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and veterinary schools were accepted at a rate double the national average. 

Success stories

Our graduates are best-selling authors, award-winning performers, advisors to U.S. presidents, major sports team coaches, Texas Supreme Court justices, Olympic medalists, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and leaders in education, business, ministry, science and the media. 

Our worldwide network of alumni includes: 

  • Kent Brantley, M.D. (’03) - Ebola survivor and Time Magazine Person of the Year. 
  • Lance Barrows (’78) - a 10-time Emmy Award-winning producers for CBS Sports
  • David Leeson (’78) - won the Pulitzer Prize in photojournalism
  • Janice Massey, M.D. (’68) of Duke University - one of the nation’s top neurologists
  • Rep. Ted Poe (’70) of and Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) - U.S. House of Representatives (Texas and California, respectively)
  • 40 Olympians

Learn more about how ACU prepares students for success:

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News at ACU

Our students, faculty, alumni and friends continue to add to our story with their discoveries, accomplishments and contributions.

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A Quick Look: Facts & Figures

ACU is home to more than 4,500 students from nearly every state and 43 countries.

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A Focus on Career and Calling

Our graduates are practicing Christians who excel in their careers. An ACU education is about discovering how your life and work responds to God’s call.

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90 percent of 2014 graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months. 

2x The national average medical school acceptance rate

100 Percent of 2014 graduates in 19 areas were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months.

Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.