Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 79699
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Abilene Christian University is one of the sixty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Abilene.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,145 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 972 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 748 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 61% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Abilene Christian University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $33,280, and fees were $50. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $33,280 and $50 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students5,145
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Churches of Christ
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 40
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
11/05/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
11/18/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1025 to 1220
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,338/credit
In State Students$1,338/credit
Out of State Students$1,338/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,148/credit
In State Students$1,148/credit
Out of State Students$1,148/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $60,210 $60,210 $60,210
ADN 70 $93,660 $93,660 $93,660
BSN 125 $167,250 $167,250 $167,250
FNP 50 $57,400 $57,400 $57,400
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Abilene Christian University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 24% $4,075
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,506
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $3,771
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $16,415
Federal Student Loans 55% $5,694
Private Loans 22% $16,303


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$22,071
$30,001 to $48,000$23,643
$48,001 to $75,000$24,895
$75,001 to $110,000$26,930
Over $110,000$29,707

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 79699

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