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ACU Partners with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Abilene Christian University is excited to be an official higher education partner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and will be providing customized academic learning opportunities for players and front office employees through ACU Online.

Academic Partnership


An Online Learning Community Created Just For Texas Rangers Players

A partnership of the Texas Rangers and Abilene Christian University, RangersU provides an accessible and advanced approach to online learning created for professional baseball players determined to pursue their education toward an accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree. 

Bringing the ACU Experience to the Texas Rangers

ACU is providing players in the Texas Rangers’ system, as well as other employees, the opportunity to enroll in any of the university’s more than 40 online programs as well as specially designed certificate programs through ACU Online. The courses will count for both academic credit hours and professional certifications and will be specifically tailored for the professional sports industry, with topics such as analytics, kinesiology, nutrition, education and leadership.

“This is a unique partnership with significant benefits for both ACU and the Texas Rangers organization,” said Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president. “I’m excited to see how it unfolds and the new opportunities ahead for Rangers players and employees to be a part of ACU’s learning environment.”


As part of the sponsorship agreement, ACU will have co-branding opportunities and receive advertising at Texas Rangers’ home games and on radio broadcasts, social media, etc. The university also will have the opportunity to use Globe Life Field for one football or baseball game in each of the next two years.

About ACU

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A life-changing education. New ways of looking at life.

ACU is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century. We offer 79 undergraduate degrees and 164 areas of study, all of which are deeply rooted in Christian values and fueled by innovative teaching to prepare you for success in today’s global marketplace. Here, you will be challenged intellectually while developing spiritually, all in preparation for successful Christian service and leadership.

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Degrees to fit your career goals. Online to fit your life.

Through ACU’s more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs, you’ll receive a powerful learning experience that combines Christian values, real-world skills and career-boosting connections. Our accredited degree programs are designed with busy working adults in mind. That means you can further your education at a nationally recognized university without the need to relocate – all while balancing the demands of work, life, and community.

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One of America’s Best Colleges

This year, U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” list ranked ACU as #2 in “Most Innovative” and #16 in “Best Regional Universities” in the West and #9 in “Learning Communities” nationally. Combine this educational excellence with the flexibility of an online format and it’s easy to understand why earning your degree from ACU Online makes sense.