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ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2023. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. 

“With more than 40 unique online degree programs, ACU Online offers educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they are,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, chief administrative officer for ACU Online. “ACU is committed to delivering a transformative experience to students from across the nation. Our degree programs will give them the skills employers require, while also deepening their sense of Christian vocation.”

The America’s Top Online Colleges 2023 list highlights the nation’s top 200 colleges and universities based on an online survey with more than 11,400 assessments from more than 9,000 respondents who participated in online college degree programs and/or general online learning courses in the United States. Respondents rated the institutions regarding several criteria: organization and accessibility, support and service, cost of the program, perceived organizational reputation, expected success and practical relevance of contents. Finally, respondents could indicate how satisfied they were with the organization and to what extent they would recommend it to others. 

Abilene Christian ranked #96 nationwide on Newsweek’s list. 

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

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