Why should I consider going to a Christian school?
By choosing a Christian college that is a member of the Council
for Christian Colleges and Universities, students can be confident
that they will be attending an institution that has a strong
commitment to relating scholarship and service to biblical
truth. All of our member institutions are fully accredited
comprehensive colleges and universities that have a broad
curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. Students of CCCU
campuses are challenged academically, professionally, personally
and spi ritually.
Describe some differences between Christian
According to the US Department of Education, there are about
4, 000 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the
United States of America.
Approximately 1, 600 of those are private, non-profit campuses and
about 900 describe themselves as "religiously affiliated. "
However, only 98 intentionally Christ-centered institutions in
the US have qualified for membership in the Council for
Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Some notable characteristics of CCCU institutions include: a
strong commitment to Christ-centered higher education primarily four-year comprehensive colleges and universities; full
regional accreditation; broad curricula rooted in the arts and
sciences; a challenging academic environment; and a supportive
On the surface, you'll find that CCCU campuses are typically
smaller than public institutions which means a smaller
faculty-to-student ratio. Consequently, students receive more
personal ized instruction and benefit from
the relationships they build with professors and peers inside
the classroom as well as outside. Despite the smaller campus
population, CCCU institutions remain at the top of US higher
education with outstanding academic and residential facilities.
What if I'm not Christian?
CCCU campuses have various admissions criteria. Some campuses
require students to share their faith commitment during the
application process; others do not. Prospective students should look at several
CCCU campuses and investigate their admissions criteria.
Are Christian schools mainly non-denominational?
Most Christian colleges and universities are affiliated with a
denomination. However, there are some that are non-denom i
nation-al. You can sort by denominations usinghttp://www.christiancollegesearch. com
Is the emphasis more on spiritual or academic development?
It's difficult to separate those two ideas at CCCU campuses
because our institutions are focused on developing the whole
person- mind, body and spirit. The personal, academic, professional and spiritual development occur hand-in-hand.
What is dorm the like? Are campus rules more strict than at
Every CCCU campus is a little bit different when it comes to
However, it's the Christian community that ties them together.
Prospective students are sure to find a quick "home" at one
of our institutions. Residential life (and student development)
is designed to foster personal growth for each student.
I'm looking for a school that can offer me an experience in
addition to an academic career. What can I expect at a Christian
Alumni from CCCU institutions describe their experiences at a
Christian campuses much more positively than do alumni from
public institutions. A recent survey of alumni shows that CCCU alumni
consider themselves better prepared to succeed in the career
that God has called them and they have a far stronger sense of
purpose and mission in life than other college graduates. While
they are prepared to succeed in a career, their calling extends
beyond that to all facets of their life after college.
What kinds of extracurricular activities can I get involved InÚs The list of activities is almost as diverse as the colleges
themselves. Prospective students will find an array of co- and
activities in which they can be involved. CCCU campuses are
recognized for their intramural as well as varsity athletics for
both men and women. Each CCCU campus will offer a variety of
social and academic clubs where students can find their niche.
I'm worried about settling in. Will there be support from
New students at CCCU campuses will find a small community
where they will be supported as they make the transition to the
new environment. Most CCCU campuses provide additional services
for international students.
Trowbridge, Director of Communications. Council for Christian
Colleges and Universities