About ACU

ACU is an accredited, private, non-profit, Christian university in Phoenix offering numerous bachelor’s degrees including a recently added Psychology major and programs of study such as Criminal Justice, Healthcare Policy, Nonprofit Management, Coaching and Early Childhood Education. All students graduate with a minor in Biblical studies. With a notable student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, ACU’s distinguished professors are committed to developing the complete person through the integration of faith, learning, and Christian leadership. ACU competes as a member of the NAIA, with athletic opportunities including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and spirit squad. Students have multiple opportunities for campus involvement including mission trips, Urban Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, chorale, worship bands, and study abroad options.



Arizona Christian University provides a biblically-integrated, liberal arts education equipping graduates to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in all aspects of life, as leaders of influence and excellence.


Arizona Christian University exists to educate and equip followers of Christ to transform culture with the truth.


Statement of Faith:

Arizona Christian University is the only accredited, evangelical Christian university or college in Arizona where all trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students declare that they are followers of Jesus Christ.

Students at Arizona Christian University declare their faith in Christ through agreeing to the affirmations contained in this document: Student Affirmation of Faith

All Trustees, Administrators, Faculty and Employees of Arizona Christian University must sign the following Statement of Faith: Employee Statement of Faith

2015-2016 Student Right-to-Know Information

Retention Rate for First-time Degree-seeking Undergraduates

2012 2013 2014 2015 4-Year Average
first-to-second-year retention rate 68% 68% 69% 55% 65%

6-Year Graduation Rates for First-time, Full-time Cohort

Gender 2006 2007 2008 2009
Men 46% 24% 58% 24%
Women 56% 66% 67% 49%
Pell 2007 2008 2009
Pell Grant Recipient 56% 50% 40%
Non-Pell Grant Recipient 47% 65% 37%
Race/Ethnicity 2006 2007 2008 2009
Nonresident Alien 100%
Hispanic/Latino 33% 0% 50% 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 100% 0% 100%
Asian 100% 100%
Black or African American 0% 50% 50%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Island
White 53% 49% 61% 35%
Two or more races
Race or ethnicity unknown
Overall Rate 51% 47% 61% 38%

4-Year Average = 49%