Adult learners face unique challenges and often must balance their Colorado Christian University course work with family and career responsibilities. CCU faculty and staff realize that financial concerns often prevent many adults from returning to school to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree to further their career, to better themselves or to pursue a field they have always been interested in but have never had the time or the money to explore. Adult students at CCU often find our online degree programs are perfect for their busy lives. Thousands of adult students have earned degrees from CCU without ever having stepped foot on campus. Adult learners who take their courses online are able to communicate with instructors and classmates, turn assignments in via email, view classroom presentations and even take part in study groups all from their home computer.

Ways to Thank Your Professor When You’re an Online Student

Your classes may be just a few clicks of your mouse away, but showing appreciation for an online instructor might seem a little less accessible since you are remote from him or her. Actually, though, this kind of thank-you only requires a few clicks and keystrokes as well. Here are a few tips on how … Continued

5 Weeks vs. 7 Weeks: Which CCU Block System Is Best for You?

5 or 7 week course length

One of the most common academic schedule questions we receive deals with our class block system. At CCU, we give you the flexibility to tackle your classes in either 5 or 7 week intervals. So which best fits your learning style?   It’s a personal decision and you can’t really go wrong. The faculty and … Continued

How To Manage Dueling Child-Parent Academic Schedules

Whether you’re a parent who’s planning on attending graduate school, or you’re a student planning on starting a family, balancing work and life can seem like a monumental challenge. But many of our graduate students have proven that it can be done. Fortunately with planning, patience, and the help of others, you can find a … Continued

5 Fun Outdoor Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Fall

September 23rd has come and gone, which means it’s finally one of our four favorite seasons – fall! That means pumpkin spice lattes, school buses, and changing leaves are soon to arrive along with the cooler temperatures. It’s becoming that perfect time of year to do a little exploring, and what better place to do … Continued

5 Quick & Healthy Weeknight Dinners


After a busy day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours making dinner. So, keep things simple! Focus on one-dish quick and healthy dinners. Dig out that slow cooker and casserole pan from the cupboard. Here’s five easy dinner recipes you’ll want to try this week! Monday Chicken Tetrazzini This family favorite … Continued