• Address: 8787 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, Colorado 80226

  • Phone Number: (303) 963-3000

  • Website: http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/online/

About

Colorado Christian University (CCU) is a private not-for-profit university. CCU was found in 1914 in Lakewood, Colorado. The university promotes knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community. The undergraduate and graduate programs combine faith and learning in an environment which encourages critical and creative thinking. The academic and student development programs develop academic excellence and professional competence.

  • The student-faculty ratio of 16:1 allows the faculties to give individual attention to the students. The total population of the university is 7,032.

  • It offers more than 100-degree programs across a wide range of majors.

  • The university is accredited and is recognized by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Online at CCU

Most of the programs offered by the university are now being offered through an online format. The programs offered are 100% online, thousands of students have earned degrees without ever setting foot on campus.

  • The university provides a flexible schedule that suits your lifestyle.

  • The university also enables students to signup to their account with the credentials provided by the university upon registering for any course. With the, a student can view information relating to their online classes, financial aid, tuition, and much more.

  • Various advanced tools and resources make sure that the curriculum is well structured to help a student understand the concept and 


Reviews

Some of the student reviews about the university are given below

  • The faculties are really kind-hearted and helpful. They also include students in their prayer. Students obviously work well in this environment to keep up the promise.

  • The online format works very well with work and family schedules. The curriculum is good and the workload is reasonable. With plenty of online resources,l the coursework becomes more informative and easy to complete.

  • Focus on education backed by God helps the student to attain academics success with high moral values. The culture and practices followed by the university can make anyone lead a notable life in society.

  • The student advisors are really patient. They arrange the necessary requirement for the freshman. The students feel secure and comfortable in the process of financial aid and choosing the program.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Lakewood, Colorado

FAFSA/Federal School Code

009401

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE, CACREP

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The main campus is located in Lakewood, Colorado. It is located ten miles away from downtown Denver. It also provides campus housing for students. There are plenty of programs arranged for students who reside on the campus.

The university shows excellent interest in both academics and sports. Baseball, Basketball, Cross country, Golf, Soccer, and Track are the important sports played in the club. It also has well-experienced coaching staffs.

At CCU the campus living is about community. The community actively takes part in programs conducted by the university. Various meal plans are provided in the university in order to satisfy the students from a different culture.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 16: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 78 % Part Time: 26 %
Total Population 7,032
Student Population Full Time: 2,179 Part Time: 4,853
Gender Division Male: 35 % Female: 65 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 51 %

The College Monk

Female: 55 %

Total Graduation Rate: 53 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Colorado Christian University (CCU) offers 77 online programs across 14 Majors

Accounting

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Business Management

Offering 29 programs accross 5 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 5 programs accross 4 degrees

Psychology

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Theology

Offering 6 programs accross 4 degrees

Education

Offering 14 programs accross 4 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 5 programs accross 4 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Arts

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Each year about 90% of the undergraduates at the university receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants. The university allows the students to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA form (Federal Application for Student Aid). Colorado Christian University federal school code is 009401. This allows the university to understand your financial need and eligibility.

Federal Aid

Institutional Aid

Pell Grant

Trustees Scholarship

Direct Unsubsidized loan

President's Scholarship

TEACH Grant

Dean's Scholarship

 

State Aid

Military Aid

College Opportunity Fund

Tuition Assistance Program

Colorado State Opportunity Grant

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Trustees' Scholarship $15,000 3.8 CGPA. ACT 28 RSAT composite score of 1320 3.5 GPA to maintain Varies
President's Scholarship $13,000 3.6 CGPA. ACT 24 RSAT composite score of 1190 3.3 GPA to maintain Varies
Dean's Scholarship $12,000 3.4 CGPA. ACT 22 RSAT composite score of 1110 3.2 GPA to maintain Varies
Honors Scholarship $8,000 2.8 CGPA. ACT 21 RSAT composite score of 1030 3.0 GPA to maintain Varies
Distinguished Achievement Scholarship $17,000 Should have 4.0 GPA, ACT score of 30 and RSAT composite score of 1410 A higher GPA or test score may qualify you for a higher merit scholarship Varies

Data Source: http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,063 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $2,543 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $2,543 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,314 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,314 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $15,485 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
College Opportunity Fund $3,850 Resident of Colorado. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies
Colorado State Opportunity Grant $3,850 Undergraduate. Residents of Colorado. Varies

Data Source: http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $12,783 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,799 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Undergraduate students Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies

Data Source: http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $20,378
$30,001 - $48,000 $23,454
$48,001 - $75,000 $22,551
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,383
Over $110,000 $26,998

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 27% $3,700
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $16,414
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 25% $5,342
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $14,300
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $8,428
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $5,755
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 25,049
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 328 $11,028
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 272 $11,467
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 56 $8,899

Data Source: http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The CCU Library aims to be the first and best option for research and academic resources for students and faculty. The vision of the library is to promote resources to support students with both academic and real-life skills.

  • Preserving the historical features the university continues to seek innovation and technology in the mission to implement with the community.

  • Four librarians and two staff members assist the students with any kind of problem. They are often appreciated by the students for their dedication towards work.

Rankings

The rankings attained by the university according to the U.S.News are given below

  • Ranking between 96-127 in Regional Universities West

  • Ranking between 205-267 in Best Online MBA Programs

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