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Colorado Christian University Overview

Located in Lakewood, Colorado, Colorado Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of CCU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Colorado Christian University Known For?

935 Undergraduate Awards
$31,332 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CCU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% of the faculty were full-time.

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Colorado Christian University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CCU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#156 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CCU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Biblical Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Biblical Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Theology & Religious Vocations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CCU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Highest Paid Human Resource Management Graduates College Factual
#25 Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#28 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#76 Highest Paid General Psychology Graduates College Factual
#96 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual
#98 Best General Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Colorado Christian University?

Location of Colorado Christian University

Contact details for CCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-963-3000
Website: https://WWW.CCU.EDU
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/myCCU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/my_ccu

How Do I Get Into CCU?

You can apply to CCU online at: https://www.ccu.edu/admissions/freshmen/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Colorado Christian University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Colorado Christian University?

$31,332 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CCU is $31,332. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CCU, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,863 a year. That adds up to $31,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCU is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Colorado Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,737 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,539 undergraduate students at CCU, with 1,737 being full-time and 4,802 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CCU

There are also 1,048 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,737 full-time undergraduates at CCU, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado Christian University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 208
White 1,329
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 103

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Colorado Christian University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at CCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Colombia, and Ethiopia.

Online Learning at Colorado Christian University

4,042 Took All Classes Online
4,426 Took At Least One Class Online
17.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at CCU. In 2017-2018, 4,426 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CCU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CCU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colorado Christian University was 17.3%. This is the #80 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at CCU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CCU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 6%
Biblical Studies 11%
Computer & Information Sciences 17%
Computer Information Systems 17%
Curriculum & Instruction 33%
Education 19%
Educational Administration 31%
General Psychology 5%
General Sales & Marketing 50%
Psychology 17%
Public Administration 56%
Public Administration & Social Service 56%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15%
Theology & Religious Vocations 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CCU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CCU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Philosophy #3
Philosophy & Religious Studies #4
Entrepreneurial Studies #5
Biblical Studies #6
Curriculum & Instruction #6
Special Education #6
Theological & Ministerial Studies #8
Communication & Media Studies #10
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #11
Theology & Religious Vocations #13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #14
Communication & Journalism #14
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #15
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #16
Liberal Arts General Studies #16
General Psychology #17
Teacher Education Grade Specific #19
Computer Information Systems #19
Nursing #20
Psychology #21
Human Resource Management #23
Computer & Information Sciences #27
Accounting #27
Criminal Justice & Corrections #29
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #30
Education #31
Health & Medical Administrative Services #34
Business Administration & Management #41
Health Professions #47
Business, Management & Marketing #48

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Colorado Christian University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 12 24 100 5 69 210
General Psychology 0 34 99 0 0 133
Biblical Studies 10 49 48 0 17 124
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 116 116
Human Resource Management 3 5 77 0 0 85
Nursing 0 0 66 0 4 70
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 20 40 0 0 63
Communication & Media Studies 1 6 44 0 0 51
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 34 0 0 34
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 2 31 33
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 33 0 0 33
Accounting 0 0 32 0 0 32
Special Education 0 0 7 0 23 30
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 7 14 0 5 28
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 25 0 0 25
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 15 0 8 23
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 0 0 20
Computer Information Systems 0 0 18 0 0 18
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 13 13
Other Education 0 0 12 0 0 12
General English Literature 0 0 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 9 0 0 9
International Studies 0 0 9 0 0 9
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 9 9
General Biology 0 0 8 0 0 8
General Sales & Marketing 2 1 3 0 0 6
Philosophy 5 0 0 0 0 5
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 5 0 0 5
Outdoor Education 0 0 4 0 0 4
History 0 0 3 0 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 3 0 0 3
General Social Sciences 0 0 3 0 0 3
Music 0 0 3 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 0 2 0 0 2
Sacred Music 0 0 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 39 166 730 7 295 1,237

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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