One of the biggest college decisions traditional and non-traditional students are now making is whether or not Christian college is right for them. While this is a very personal decision, you can do research on the subject to help make your college decision easier. Once you know the facts about a Christian college education vs. a secular education, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision.
There are some misconceptions about Christian colleges floating around out there, and by knowing the truth about what a Christian college education is like, your decision may become quite easy for you. Colorado Christian University faculty and staff believe that informed students make the best college-related decisions. So, it’s important to get your information from reputable sources, especially if you’re conducting research online. One great way to find out the real truth about pursuing a degree at a Christian college is to speak to actual Christian college students, like the ones at CCU. They will tell you what the instructors, curricula and activities on a Christian college campus are really like. They can put to rest some untruths you may have heard “through the grapevine,” and they will share personal stories about Christian college life based on their own experiences.
What is a Christian College vs. a Secular College?
Generally speaking, Christian colleges offer broad-based studies from a faith-based perspective; CCU refers to teaching from a “Christian worldview.” While they may have differing traditions, values and mission statements, the purpose of Christian colleges is to help students explore and embody Christianity throughout the college experience. CCU has a “What We Believe” page that can be viewed as our statement of faith. There are categories of Christian colleges that differ. For instance, schools that place more focus on coursework in Biblical and theological studies are often referred to as “Bible colleges,” while colleges that prepare students to become ministers and priests are called “seminaries.” According to CCU’s What We Believe page, “Colorado Christian University unites with the broad, historic evangelical faith rather than affiliating with any specific denomination.”
What to Expect from a Christian College
You are probably wondering what attending CCU is like? Bible classes and related Christian courses are a mandatory part of your curriculum, something that a public school would not require and could NOT require. Questions about attending church services and restrictions on the use of alcohol and tobacco can be answered by your CCU enrollment counselor or an admissions office representative.
The Value of a CCU Education
There are basically three primary aspects of any college or university: the students, the instructors, and the programs on campus. By looking at those three aspects of CCU and other Christian colleges, it becomes apparent why more and more students are choosing a Christian college education. Regardless of your age or what brings you to CCU, a Christian education will impact your life in ways you probably never even realized. What you gain from your time at CCU will be with you for the rest of your life, and you can share your Christian education experience with the people you come into contact with in your life, your church and your career.
You have a lot of college decisions to make whether you’re fresh out of high school or an older student returning to start or finish a degree. Whatever brings you to CCU, please start by contacting an admissions office representative or someone from the CCU Financial Aid Office. Your many questions can be answered, and you may just find one college decision is not as difficult as you once thought!