The Fifth > New Column > Abilene Christian University: An Exemplar Mobile University, Searcher v. 19 no. 3 (April 2011) p. 34-37.
Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a Christian university offering more than 65 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of study, as well as 25 master's degree programs and a doctoral program. Located on a 250-acre campus in the city of Abilene in west-central Texas, ACU has an annual enrollment of approximately 4,700 students.
According to "America's Best Colleges" , a special report published in August 2010 by Forbes, Abilene Christian University is "among the best in the country," with a ranking of No. 484 of the more than 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions eligible for consideration in the magazine's assessment. ACU is also recognized in the rankings of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," in The Princeton Review's "Best in the West," as a "College of Distinction" by Student Horizons, and in 'America's 100 Best College Buys" and "America's Best Christian Colleges."
ACU is a founding member of the Consortium for Innovation & Research in Converged Learning (CIRCL), a free community-supported network of researchers, professors, teachers, and other education professionals engaged in mobile and converged learning practice and research. In 2009, ACU was designated a Center of Excellence for its mobile-learning program by the New Media Consortium at its 2009 summer conference.
Self-archived at http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ACU.pdf (7 June 2011).