Colorado Christian University

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School Overview

Colorado Christian University (CCU) is privately owned and operated Christian university located in Lakewood, Colorado that focuses on undergraduate liberal arts education. The university was first founded at the Denver Bible Institute in 1914. While CCU’s mission is based in Christian principles and learning, it offers a large selection of secular, career-oriented degree programs.

General Information

Admission Office

8787 West Alameda Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80226

(303) 963-3200

(800) 443-2484

Fax: (303) 963-3201

Contact: Jim McCormick

Vice President of Student Development
Main Address

8787 West Alameda Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80226

(303) 963-3000

Total undergrads: 2,142

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 562

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,024

Graduate enrollment: 455


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 42%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music ministry B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Organizational Behavior Studies B,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Adult/Continuing Teacher Education B
Alternative license C
Early Childhood Education B,C
Early childhood educational theory B
Education – General B
Educational theory B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) preparation A
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A,B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B,C
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Colorado Christian University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (303) 963-3000
Website: https://WWW.CCU.EDU
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,587
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,395 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $33,434
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,434
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,049

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Colorado Christian University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Colorado Christian University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 6452
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 383
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 2141
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Psychology 121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 2142
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 17104011

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Colorado Christian University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $33,434
Out-of-state $33,434
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,029
Out-of-state $14,029

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 416 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 413 99% $19,049
Student loan aid 209 50% $8,924

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,573 68% $9,261
Federal student loans 3,253 49% $9,908

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Colorado Christian University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Colorado Christian University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Colorado Christian University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,587
Undergraduate enrollment 6,539
Graduate enrollment 1,048

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Colorado Christian University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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