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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.03% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
10,252 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
609 Graduates

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The median tuition at Abilene Christian University is $32,020, which is $190 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,916.

In 2016, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Abilene Christian University received 10,252 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.11% annual decline. Out of those 10,252 applicants, 5,217 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,910 students enrolled at Abilene Christian University in 2016, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Abilene Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Abilene Christian University has a total enrollment of 4,910 students. The full-time enrollment at Abilene Christian University is 3,896 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,014. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Abilene Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Abilene Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.6% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.5% Black or African American, 4.22% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Abilene Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.34%), followed by White Male (1.24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.65%).

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In 2016, 253 more women than men graduated from Abilene Christian University. The majority of students graduating from Abilene Christian University are White. These 794 graduates mean that there were 7.15 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 111 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Abilene Christian University is Accounting with 47 graduates, followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management with 46 graduates and Registered Nursing with 45 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Abilene Christian University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Theology, with 56 graduates, followed by Interdisciplinary Studies with 167 graduates and Communications with 75 graduates.


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Abilene Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $382M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $28.3M (7.4%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Abilene Christian University had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $48.7M on salaries and $16.9M on benefits.

Abilene Christian University employs 77 Professors, 74 Associate professors, and 59 Assistant professors. Most academics at Abilene Christian University are Male Professors (65), Male Associate professors (51), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Abilene Christian University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 135 employees, Management, with 103 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 86 employees.



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