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ACU Ranked Fifth in the Nation for Online Ed.D. Program

Abilene Christian University has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs for 2022. Fortune Education, a highly respected industry and education ranking provider, presented the award. 

The Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs ranking highlights the top online universities that provide Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership programs for those seeking to elevate their leadership skills and improve their business systems. Fortune Education ranked each university on a scorecard comprising three components: selectivity, success, and demand. Compiling the average GPA of an incoming cohort, the one-year retention rates, and the size of an average graduating class, the rankings indicated the best online Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership programs across the country. 

Abilene Christian ranked #5 nationwide on Fortune Education’s list. 

“In today’s evolving economy, companies need ethically trained leaders who can think critically and strategically to develop new solutions to issues faced in and out of the workplace,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, chief administrative officer for ACU Online. “Through ACU Online’s Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, working professionals not only gain the education they need to succeed in their future or current career but also deepen their vocational identity and cultivate their sense of calling and purpose.” 

ACU’s online programs are housed at its branch location in Dallas and include 15 bachelor’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and nine graduate certificate programs. Learn more about ACU Online’s degree programs at

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