ACTA University Grading System Gives CCU an A

University-Grading-System-CCUOn October 11, 2012, Colorado Christian University learned of a very exciting honor it had received: the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) ranked CCU in the top two percent of colleges nationwide! Last week, we reported that we reached record enrollment numbers, in part due to the numerous honors and accolades CCU had received in the past 1-2 years, and this is yet another distinction CCU graciously accepts. The honor came after an ACTA study, “What Will They Learn?”, directed by Dr. Michael Poliakoff, ACTA Vice President of Policy, found that many colleges and universities are not preparing students for success upon graduation. ACTA used an A-F university grading system to judge the strength of a school’s general education curriculum. Colleges and universities were graded on how many of these seven important subjects required by all graduates: composition, U.S. government or history, economics, literature, math, science and a foreign language.


Of the ACTA grade of A, CCU President Dr. William (Bill) Armstrong said, “We are extremely honored to receive this prestigious recognition. Our belief is that we’re on the right path. If you keep putting the right ideals–education with a purpose, respect for mankind, belief in our constitution and our historical Christian faith–before students, they will learn to make the right decisions to become productive citizens and leaders of the future.”

CCU is one of just two Colorado universities recognized by ATCA; the other was the United States Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs. Of the 1,070 schools graded, other notable schools receiving a grade of A were Pepperdine University, Baylor University and the University of Georgia. CCU is proud to be amongst such excellent schools. Of those 1070 schools, only 21 received an A grade. You can read more about the ACTA report and university grading system at

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