Abilene Christian University is ranked within the top 20 schools in the West in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. ACU has also received praise in the following categories:

  • #2 among regional universities in the West on the new U.S. News & World Report “Most Innovative Schools” list (2016)
  • #5 in the West for “Best Value” by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Ranked as one of the “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes (2014)
  • Ranked as one of the “Best in the West” by The Princeton Review (2014)
  • Ranked in the 2014 edition of America’s Best Christian Colleges
  • Recognized by the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education with its most prestigious honor, the award for Institutional Excellence in Information Communication Technology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School
  • Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School (2014) in recognition of its culture of innovation, its leadership in the area of 
mobility, and its overall educational excellence


M.S. in Organizational Development Program Rankings:

  • Recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its full alignment, both in content and curriculum, with SHRM’s guidebook and templates.
  • Ranked #8 in the Nation by TheBestSchools.org for “Best Online Master’s in Human Resources Degree Program” in 2013