Heritage Christian University

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School Overview

Heritage Christian University prepares students for ministry careers. It is located in Florence, AL. Students at this school get the opportunity to participate in service projects and complete overseas mission trips. All students are required to devote two hours every week to ministry work.

Christian ethics is incorporated into all university curricula. All students are required to complete courses covering Biblical history and theology to prepare for future ministry opportunities.

Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at Heritage Christian University. Online courses are available for students with busy schedules. This school also offers accelerated degree programs for students with bachelor’s degrees interested in ministry careers.

General Information

3625 Helton Dr, Florence, AL 35630-9977

General Phone:(256) 766-6610
Website URL:www.hcu.edu
Type of Institution:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:AA/AS degree
BA/BS degree
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:125 (99 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:16 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,848 $8,208 $9,189 $9,360 +1.86%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $3,000 $3,000 $3,650 $3,700 +1.37%
Other $2,100 $2,100 $2,250 $2,100 -6.67%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,450 $8,900 $9,100 $9,450 +3.85%
Other $5,000 $5,500 $6,000 $6,600 +10.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,948 $14,308 $16,089 $16,160 +0.44%
In-state Off Campus $22,298 $23,608 $25,289 $26,410 +4.43%
In-state with Family $8,848 $9,208 $10,189 $10,360 +1.68%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 4 100% $26,090 $6,523
• Federal grants 2 50% $4,838 $2,419
• Pell grants 2 50% $4,692 $2,346
• Other federal grants 1 25% $146 $146
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 4 100% $21,252 $5,313
Student loan financial aid 2 50% $11,000 $5,500
• Federal student loans 2 50% $11,000 $5,500
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 11 2 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 11 2 1
Bible/biblical Studies 11 2 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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Heritage Christian University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(256) 766-6610
Website:www.hcu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.hcu.edu/admission-aid/application/
Address:3625 Helton Dr, Florence, AL 35630-9977
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:82
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):0%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:19 (23% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,792
Out-of-state Tuition:$9,792
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,781

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Heritage Christian University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Theology and Religious Vocations112
Grand total112

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Heritage Christian University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Theology and Religious Vocations112
Grand total112

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Heritage 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,792
Out-of-state$9,792
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,212
Out-of-state$4,212

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid6100%
Grant or scholarship aid6100%$9,781
Student loan aid233%$5,000

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5697%$7,302
Federal student loans1526%$4,074

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Heritage 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 Heritage Christian University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants321
Percent admitted100%50%0%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%50%0%

Admissions Considerations

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

Heritage Christian University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment82
Undergraduate enrollment50
Graduate enrollment32

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

Heritage Christian University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Specialized institution accreditations:

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