About Colorado Christian University (CCU)
On Campus Housing
Located in Lakewood, Colorado Colorado Christian University is a private, not-for-profit institution. CCU’s main campus is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado. Established in 1914, CCU is a premier interdenominational Christian college which ranks among the top universities across the United States. More than a hundred years old, the goal here is to cultivate knowledge along with the love of God in a Christ-centered community. The university promotes faith and learning in a scholarly environment, which promotes critical and creative thinking. Both the faculty and staff embrace an educational philosophy that is guided by their non-denominational Statement of Faith. You can read more about the university on its official website. CCU is located at 8787 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO, and its zip code is 80226.
In 2019, the Undergraduate Enrollment at CCU was 6,677 undergraduate students. This figure places CCU in the ‘Medium’ category in University Size. 27% of the students here are full-time students. The population here is very diverse and a majority of students are from other states. The student-faculty ratio is a very healthy number, standing at 15:1. The university also has a high acceptance rate of 57%. The university also supports students inclined towards sports; around 207 athletes from the university participate in Division II Athletics while 13 are NCAA All-American student-athletes, along with a dedicated soccer team for women. Colorado Christian University also has an Event Center that houses 1,500 students at maximum capacity as well as a gym for all athletes and enthusiasts.
Colorado Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Furthermore, the university is also a member of the Council of Independent Colleges and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Many of CCU’s programs have received national accreditations as well.
The university also provides online education which is a huge plus point given the current situation. The university has come up with their own ideas to combat the Covid-19 situation. You can read about the university’s plan of action on their Coronavirus Updates page. CCU has also switched to Blackboard Learn, which promotes online learning and resource sharing.
CCU is one of the highest-ranked universities in the world. We have mentioned the university’s rankings according to different sources. According to US News and World Report 2020 rankings, CCU ranks #87-#113 in the Regional Universities West category. The university also ranks #102 in the Top Performers on Social mobility category.
Colorado Christian University also ranks very well in other categories as well. CCU also ranks among the top 2% of colleges in the United States. The university has also been rated very highly by students as well. Furthermore, many of the programs offered here have also received global recognition by ranking highly across different categories.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Colorado Christian University offers more than fifty-degree options for undergraduates and more than eighty-degree options for graduates. The Annual Cost to Attend varies depending upon the programs chosen. The Average Cost of Attendance is $45,525. We have discussed the tuition and fee structure in-depth down below. The tuition for undergraduates and graduates is $31,866 and $12,996 respectively. The university provides on-campus and off-campus housing as well. On-campus housing costs $11,084, while the off-campus option costs $8,910. Books and supplies cost an additional $1000.
The university also provides a College Financial Aid Calculator which helps you get an accurate estimate of the costs you may have to bear here. Furthermore, CCU also provides an Enrollment Counsellor who can elaborate more on the tuition and fee structure.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$70,817 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,342 per year. The students at Colorado Christian University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,410 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. The university has enrolled around 34% male and 66% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Tuition, fees and other expenses are increasing day by day. A majority of students need financial aid to be able to take care of their education. CCU offers Financial Aid in the form of scholarships, grants and loans. Down below, we have briefly looked into the financial aids offered here. The university is able to cater to almost 98% of the students who apply for financial aid. 25% of the students who apply for financial aid are also provided with Federal Pell Grants. Do check out the university’s Scholarships and Grants page to find out more!