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 Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University - Abilene, TX

1600 Campus Court, Abilene, Texas 79699

General information:(325)674-2000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Award of less than 1 academic year
Doctor's degree - other
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,558(3,771 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
74
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $20,290 $22,760 $25,270 -10%
Out-of-state $20,290 $22,760 $25,270 -10%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,250 $1,250 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,510 $7,884 $8,316 -5%
Other $3,300 $3,406 $3,414 -0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $32,300 $35,300 $38,250 -8%
Off Campus $21,490 $24,010 $26,520 -8%
Off Campus with Family $21,490 $24,010 $26,520 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $32,300 $35,300 $38,250 -8%
Off Campus $21,490 $24,010 $26,520 -8%
Off Campus with Family $21,490 $24,010 $26,520 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $23,610
In-state fees $1,660
Out-of-state tuition $23,610
Out-of-state fees $1,660
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $14,168
In-state fee $1,660
Out-of-state tuition $14,168
Out-of-state fees $1,660
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 950 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 939 96% $10,193,387 $10,856
Federal grants 244 25% $1,078,992 $4,422
Pell grants 236 24% $858,445 $3,637
Other federal grants 208 21% $220,547 $1,060
State/local government grant or scholarships 330 34% $1,159,025 $3,512
Institutional grants or scholarships 919 94% $7,955,370 $8,657
Student loan aid 622 63% $7,498,721 $12,056
Federal student loans 596 61% $4,965,833 $8,332
Other student loans 258 26% $2,532,888 $9,817
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,473 91% $36,384,203 $10,476
Pell grants 948 25% $3,856,417 $4,068
Federal student loans 2,219 58% $26,071,391 $11,749

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,558
Undergraduate enrollment 3,771
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 148
Graduate enrollment 787
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,470 1,521 1,949
Percent admitted 64% 87% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 87% 24% 25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 343 40%
ACT 519 60%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 620
SAT Math 505 610
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 21 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 7054
Baseball 37-
Basketball 1614
Football 126-
Golf 12-
Soccer -22
Softball -20
Tennis 109
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1971 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

02/01/1976 Pre-Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2005 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

09/01/2002 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

01/01/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

11/18/1997 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

11/18/1997 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1974 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

02/28/2012 Pre-Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

02/28/2012 Pre-Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations23 0
Liquor law violations642
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 120
Liquor law violations 332
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 6413
Motor vehicle theft 341
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 628
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate10.2%
Number in default110
Number in repayment1,076

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00353700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Award of less than 1 academic year Doctor's degree - other Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations3-------
Animal Sciences, General6-------
Category total9-------
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture and Related Services, Other-2------
Category total-2------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry20-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0-------
Category total44-------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting3-25-----
Business Administration and Management, General0-------
Finance, General12-------
Information Resources Management1-------
Management Information Systems, General0-------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General3-------
Category total170-25-----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia5-------
Journalism0-------
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other21-------
Public Relations/Image Management6-------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13-16-----
Category total54-16-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science5-------
Information Technology12-6-----
Category total17-6-----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0-------
Biology Teacher Education3-------
Education, General--34-----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---5----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--32-----
Elementary Education and Teaching0-------
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-------
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--28-----
History Teacher Education0-------
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching3-------
Mathematics Teacher Education6-------
Music Teacher Education2-------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0-------
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-------
Secondary Education and Teaching3-------
Social Studies Teacher Education2-------
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-------
Special Education and Teaching, General0-12-----
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---8----
Category total40-10613----
Engineering Colleges
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0-------
Engineering Science0-------
Category total0-------
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General22-8-----
Category total22-8-----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General27-------
Category total27-------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature0-------
Category total1-------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetics/Dietitian8-------
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--3----0
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other1-------
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--17-----
Nursing Administration--0-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse23-0-----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist25-12-----
Category total57-32----0
History Colleges
History, General0-------
Category total9-------
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration10-------
Category total10-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--1-----
Category total--1-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-------
Category total6-------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology--008---
International/Global Studies7---1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other44-46-----
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--4090----
Category total51-86909---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science7-------
Category total7-------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General6-------
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-------
Category total29-------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0-------
Physics, General0-------
Category total9-------
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--3-----
Counseling Psychology--4-----
Psychology, General0-5-----
School Psychology--8-----
Category total34-20-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work16-19-----
Category total16-19-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General0-------
Social Sciences, Other0-----0-
Sociology8-------
Category total24-----0-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies1-2-----
Divinity/Ministry--10-----
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology2-1-----
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other0-11--7--
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other2-2-----
Youth Ministry1-------
Category total29-26--7--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-------
Fine/Studio Arts, General19-------
Graphic Design1-------
Interior Design8-------
Keyboard Instruments0-------
Music, General0-------
Voice and Opera1-------
Category total41-------
Grand total2123451039700