Partners Program

Rethinking the relationship between education preparation and career development.

Rethinking the relationship between education preparation and career development.

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Building Partnerships Across Texas And Beyond

Abilene Christian University champions partnerships with industry-leading businesses and organizations to continue its legacy of educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. In building relationships across the state and beyond, we would like to thank our corporate partners who helped contribute to ACU’s success. This is an exciting time of growth for ACU—become a part of our partner network today.   

Partners have the opportunity to:

  • Receive a 10% discount on all online degrees with waived application fees. 
  • Make an impact in the lives of your employees and executive leadership. 
  • Engage in strong brand-building opportunities with ACU. 
  • Join the growing and collaborative Wildcat network. 


Why ACU?

One of America’s Best Colleges

Newsweek Top Online Colleges 2024

Recognized as one of America’s Top Online Colleges for the third consecutive year by Newsweek and Statista Inc., ACU proudly stands among the nation’s premier online institutions. Seamlessly combining a top-tier education with the flexibility of an online format, ACU Online offers you a transformative learning experience. Discover the perfect balance of academic excellence and online convenience as you chart your course to success with ACU.


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Trust & Reputation

In our more than 118-year history, Abilene Christian University’s commitment to and excellence in education has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications. ACU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, our online business programs have a second accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – held by only 5% of business schools.


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Vocational Formation

We believe the work our students do matters. It matters to the world, it matters to God. We are committed to the vocational formation of every student helping them understand and experience their work as purposeful, life-giving, and significant.

  • Purpose-driven employees are more innovative, productive, satisfied, and engaged.
  • Purpose-driven organizations are more likely to experience higher growth, profitability, employee retention, and innovation than other organizations.

More than 50 fully online degree and certificate programs

Learn from anywhere with ACU’s online degree programs offering areas of study in business, communication, counseling, education, healthcare, nursing, technology and theology. Students will engage in collaborative learning and class conversations to advance their skills and knowledge and develop a clear vision for their future.

Want to Learn More?

We want to partner with you to offer a unique experience to your employees.

Investing in your employees’ training and skill development can improve your company’s business performance and drive a competitive advantage in new talent recruitment. Interested in partnering with ACU to provide educational opportunities to your team? Contact Matt Daniel, Associate Vice President of Partnership Development, at to learn more. 

Supporting Texas Educators & School Districts

Abilene Christian University has created a unique set of fully online courses and exclusive pathways for both aspiring and current education professionals in Texas. From building high school students into remarkable instructors to growing current educators into the next generation of district leaders, ACU’s online programs provide individuals with unparalleled opportunities. Learn more about obtaining a teaching certification, leveling up into a bachelor’s degree, or earning a master’s or doctoral degree to serve in your district.

Partners Program News

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ACU, Texas Education Service Center Region 13 partner to address teacher shortage

In an effort to help solve the teacher shortage across the state, ACU and ESC Region 13 are establishing new pathways for prospective teachers to obtain their teaching certification, undergraduate degree or graduate degree while also helping upskill the next generation of district leaders by providing unparalleled opportunities to earn graduate degrees and advance their leadership capacity.

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How Do Employers Feel About Online Degrees?

With over 1.3 million students taking their college education exclusively online, knowing what employers really think about online degrees is critically important. From the skills obtained during an online program to the accreditation of the university, it’s clear that as online universities become more popular and in demand, employers are more accepting of online degrees.

ACU + Infosec

ACU and Infosec Pioneer Innovation: College Credit for CompTIA Certifications

ACU Online is at the forefront of cybersecurity education by teaming up with InfoSec, the number one cyber training company in the country. Our newest program meets growing industry demands and gives learners a jumpstart for a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.


Top Jobs for 2024

Whether you’re looking to transition from one field to another or seeking alternative ways to get promoted at work, finding the right next job can feel daunting. Luckily, we’ve found the top jobs for 2024 in the most demanding industries.

ACU partners with Texas Rangers to offer RangersU courses to players

RangersU launched two Player Pathways for Rangers players interested in gaining continued education, academic credit, or new skills through ACU’s fully online, bilingual seven-week courses. Harnessing their shared mission, ACU and the Texas Rangers are eager to see the impact these pathways will have on players both on and off the field.

The Top Transferable Skills You Gain From Community College

Community colleges have long been a vital part of the American higher education system. Whether you’re looking to save money, stay close to home, or want to get your grades up before transferring to a four-year institution like Abilene Christian University, the skills you learn at a community college can help you become a better student and future employee.