2021-2022 Catalog with Addendum 
    May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog with Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditations and Outcomes

Academic Accreditation

Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Many programs have received additional accreditation from the following associations:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEO)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Computing Theory concentration of the BS in Computer Science)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Bachelor of Science in Engineering)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

In addition, some ACU programs hold approval by state and national associations:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Council on Family Relations - Certified Family Life Educator (NCFR/CFLE)
  • Texas Education Agency (TEA)
  • Texas Board of Nursing

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

ACU’s mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world creates an environment where you aren’t just acquiring knowledge. You are learning for a purpose.

Your learning prepares you for individual achievements in your jobs and career, research, and chosen pursuits. It also prepares you to contribute to the well-being of others in the organizations with which you work, serve, worship, play, and support. Your learning prepares you to join in your culture and understand others, and most importantly, it shapes your identity.

ACU’s aim through learning in the classroom, hands-on engagement, co-curricular opportunities, and community with students, faculty, and staff is to help you strengthen your perspective on the world in order to help you prepare to choose the paths before you wisely and live with purpose.

Several learning outcomes provide a foundation to equip you. Students who complete an undergraduate degree a ACU will:

  1. Communicate clearly.
  2. Examine diverse perspectives.
  3. Gather and use information to address problems.
  4. Engage Christian approaches to community and the Bible.