57%

Acceptance Rate

$18,455

Avg.Financial Aid

009401

FAFSA Code

About Colorado Christian University (CCU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,625

Website

WWW.CCU.EDU

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Undenominational

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

Location & Contact

Address

8787 West Alameda Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3039633000
Fax: 3039633001
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

December 1

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

57%

SAT Range

1060-1278

ACT Range

21-28

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

As mentioned above, Colorado Christian University has an acceptance rate of 57%. The Admissions Officials here give a lot of importance to  you GPA and Standardized test scores i.e. SAT and ACT scores.  The average SAT and ACT scores are 1169 and 24.7 respectively. The minimum GPA for undergraduates and graduates is 2.8 and 2.5 respectively. We have discussed the admissions process down below.

Don’t let the figures scare you. CCU seeks highly motivated and talented individuals. The university also admits students whose profiles may not meet the standards set by them. Head down below to find out more!

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$25,031

Average Annual Cost

$31,366

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$500

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,084

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,575

Total One Year Cost

$45,525

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

27%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

125 Graduates

Psychology, General

121 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

82 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

79 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

70 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

48 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

43 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

33 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

31 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

30 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

21 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

16 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

15 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

14 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

13 Graduates

International/Global Studies

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

11 Graduates

Biology, General

9 Graduates

Education, Other

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

7 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

5 Graduates

Music

4 Graduates

Philosophy

4 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

4 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

2 Graduates

Mathematics

1 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,677

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

35%

Full-time

27%

Part-time

73%

Students Gender

Male

34%

US National: 44%

Female

66%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

63% White

3% Unknown

10% Black

16% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

68%

Out Of State

32%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 90% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

90%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,122/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,410/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,410/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougars

School Colors

navy blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

149

Total Female Athletes

142

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$39,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,889

$33,332

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$175 - 346

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$18,455

Students Receiving Federal Grants

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,295

Students Receiving State Aid

15%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,811

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,627

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$21,627

$30K - $48K

$21,070

$48K - $75K

$22,204

$75K - $110K

$18,029

> $110K

$16,044

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!

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