2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$29,734

Net Price

70%

Admitted

14%

Enrolled

60%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Abilene Christian University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,912. In 2021, there were 153 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #47 in Texas and ranks #957 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

153

Total Enrollment

4,912

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Abilene Christian University

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#47

Texas Rank

Combining ranking factors for 72 schools that offer psychology degrees in Texas, Abilene Christian University ranks #47.

#957

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Abilene Christian University ranks #957.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Abilene Christian University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Psychology and Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Clinical Psychology3
Counseling and Applied Psychology10
Counseling Psychology3
General Psychology55
Marriage and Family Therapy36
School Psychology4
Social Work2616
Total Graduates8172
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Clinical training programs at the master’s, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 8,208 students applied to the Abilene Christian University. The university admitted 70% and 14% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Texas universities is 9,246. On average, all Texas institutions admit 76% and 28% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Abilene Christian University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 79%. Compared to all Texas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 66%.

The overall graduation rate for Abilene Christian University is 60%, compared to 49% for all Texas universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare ACU to Texas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Abilene Christian University to the average of all Texas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

ACU

8,208

Applicants

70%

Percent Admitted

14%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

TX Colleges

9,246

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 277 or 69% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 123 or 31% part-time faculty members employed at Abilene Christian University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 268 or 67%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

ACU

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

69%

Percent Full-Time

31%

Percent Part-Time

67%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TX Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Abilene Christian University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $39,250, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,250.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $24,174 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Abilene Christian University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Abilene Christian University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,628
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,272
Total Living Expenses$14,900
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$39,250
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,250
Total Undergraduate Expenses$55,400
In-State, Graduate Tuition$24,174
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$24,174
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Abilene Christian University is $29,734. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Compare Abilene Christian University to all Texas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

ACU

$55,400

Cost to Attend

$22,530

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$29,734

Net Price

TX Colleges

$28,868

Cost to Attend

$11,015

Average Financial Aid

88%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,094

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 863 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,405 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $22,530.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,405$22,530
Pell Grants921$5,013
Federal Student Loans1,699$9,786
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Abilene Christian University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

ACU

3,405

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

921

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

1,699

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

TX Colleges

5,995

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

3,325

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

2,843

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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