Colorado Christian University has been named one of the Top Conservative
Colleges in America by Young America's Foundation. The annual list
noted CCU's commitment to conservative values in a variety of strategic and
Academically, CCU's core curriculum earned
accolades, as every student in the university takes a course in western
civilization, along with study in either theology or American history. This
curriculum points to a larger strategic objective -- which sets CCU apart from
"practically all other colleges," according to Young America's Foundation. This
objective, a dedication to "traditional family values, sanctity of life,
compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government,
personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the
Constitution and Western civilization," continually informs the flavor and
academic rigor of the school.
Young America's Foundation also
commented on Centennial Institute, CCU's think tank that works to promote
faith, family, and freedom. As part of such an endeavor, the institute hosts
events and discussions, inviting students to take an active role in public
affairs. Speakers such as Governor Sarah Palin, Cal Thomas, and Rick Santorum
visited the community within the last year.
Armstrong, in response to CCU's selection as a Top Conservative College,
remarked, "Colorado Christian University is honored by the selection and
delighted to be a part of the same cause that motivates both Young America's
Foundation and Colorado Christian University."
Foundation is committed to fostering a generation of American leaders who
understand the importance of freedom and America's founding principles. Young America's Foundation Top Conservative Colleges list
features institutions that "proclaim, through their mission and programs, a
dedication to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative
values of their students."
CCU is one of only 15 schools to be
recognized by the foundation in their 2012 list. Young America's Foundation's
2012 list, originally reported by Fox News
, is available online.