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    President Hogue

    Eric K. Hogue was inaugurated as the 22nd president of CCU on Wednesday, September 27.

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    Ellen Armstrong

    Former CCU Trustee and First Lady passed away on September 21.

  • One of America's Best

    Wall Street Journal ranks CCU among top 10% of universities nationwide.


    Colorado Christian University has been named a Best Christian Workplace!

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    CCU Online offers more than 100 degree program options to students and adult learners.

Colorado’s Flagship Christian University

Colorado’s Flagship Christian University

Colorado’s Flagship Christian University

Undergraduate Majors

The College of Undergraduate Studies offers over 50 programs for traditional students.

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Online Degree Programs

CCU’s online degree programs let you earn a degree from home, the office, or on-the-go.

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Take your career to a new level with a master’s degree from CCU.

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High School students interested in earning college credit through CCU Academy programs.

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Founded in 1914, Colorado Christian University is the flagship Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region. A leader in higher education, the University is ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges nationwide for its core curriculum. CCU has had thirteen consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the fastest-growing universities in the United States. The University's mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.

CCU offers academic programs for both traditional and online students through its two colleges. The College of Undergraduate Studies serves traditional undergraduate students at its residential campus in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CCU Online) offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to adult learners worldwide.

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Choose from more than 100 degree programs offered through our College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

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For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. – John 1:17 (ESV)

News & Events

  • Hogue Inaugurated as 22nd CCU President

    Eric K. Hogue was inaugurated as the 22nd president of Colorado Christian University on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, in front of students, faculty, staff and community members in the CCU Event Center in Lakewood.

  • CCU Mourns and Honors Ellen Armstrong

    Colorado Christian University announces the passing of Ellen Armstrong, a former member of the Board of Trustees and, for 54 years, wife of the late CCU President and former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong. She passed peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at her home at Vi in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

  • CCU Named to Wall Street Journal’s America’s Best Colleges List

    Colorado Christian University has been named to the “America’s Best Colleges 2024” list by the Wall Street Journal and its research partners College Pulse and Statista. The rankings highlight the top 400 colleges and universities out of more than 4,000 in the United States based on data and survey results in the areas of graduate outcomes, learning environment, and diversity.

  • CCU Named a Fastest-Growing University for 8th Consecutive Year

    For the eighth consecutive year, Colorado Christian University has been named one of the fastest growing colleges or universities in the private, nonprofit, master's degree-granting category, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2023-24 Almanac of Higher Education.

  • CCU Records Best Finish In Director's Cup

    Colorado Christian University Athletics Finishes 43rd out of more than 300 DII institutions in Learfield Director’s Cup standings. Cougars also capture 10th RMAC Sportsmanship Award.

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Colorado Christian University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. CCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. For more information, read CCU's Non-Discrimination Policy.