Abilene Christian University is a Churches of Christ university based in Abilene, Texas that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the answers of Abilene Christian University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

College ROI Report

813th

20 Year Net ROI 

$227,000

Annual ROI 

4.2 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$176,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

494th

Early Career Salary 

$50,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$94,600

% High Meaning 

57 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Abilene Christian University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$64,496
$51K$74K

$81,346
$77K$88K

$73,442
$70K$87K

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$38,418
$36K$43K

$72,000
$60K$90K

$50,000
$41K$58K

$111,920
$99K$127K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 533
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About This School


Abilene, TX 79699

www.acu.edu/admissions

3,845

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

61 %

7 %

77 %

31 %

Industry

Abilene Christian University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the health care services industry, and the banking industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Abilene Christian University amounts to approximately $58K.

Jobs

Abilene Christian University grads who become VPs of Human Resources garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $115K annually. However, Human Resources Directors and Human Resources Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $85K and $75K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Graphic Designers — they bring in $40K.

Locations

Dallas, Texas is a hot spot for Abilene Christian University alum. In addition, former Abilene Christian University students often head to Nashville, Tenn. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $64K in this top-paying city. Relative to other popular cities, Abilene ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is around $47K); however, Abilene Christian University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Other popular cities for Abilene Christian University alumni include nearby Austin, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Degree Major

A Master of Computer Science (MCS) earns Abilene Christian University students the most money after college (an average about $120K per year). A Bachelor of Education (BEd) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $36K.

Skills

Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for Abilene Christian University grads — they earn 32 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Abilene Christian University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a tenth of former students report doing so. Microsoft Excel, People Management, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of alums, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of grads as well. A fair number of survey participants save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Abilene Christian University are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Loyola University graduates, who earn approximately $58K on average, make a similar amount to Abilene Christian University grads. Other schools similar to Abilene Christian University include Dallas Baptist University, Wayland Baptist University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.

Abilene Christian University Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1400 1750
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Abilene Christian University

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %
Salary
$34,267 - $79,497
Salary
$41,939 - $95,197

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%
$37,302 - $82,181
$34,622 - $67,100
$45,647 - $105,877
$54,790 - $85,988
$44,499 - $91,595
$25,750 - $59,470
$38,842 - $80,945
$42,377 - $74,662
$37,366 - $109,639
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