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ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Newsweek America's Top Online Colleges 2024For the third consecutive year, Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2024. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

ACU proudly stands among the nation’s premier online institutions,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, chief administrative officer for ACU Dallas. “With 50 unique online degree and certificate programs, ACU Online offers educational opportunities to produce transformative vocational experiences to students from across the nation.” 

The America’s Top Online Colleges 2024 list highlights the nation’s top 200 colleges and universities based on an online survey 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 on 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 school and to what extent they would recommend it to others. 

Abilene Christian ranked #137 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, four undergraduate certificates, and ten graduate certificate programs. Learn more about ACU Online’s degree programs at

— Amanda Gibson
Nov. 10, 2023

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