Colorado Christian University will undergo
a comprehensive evaluation visit October 4-6 by a team representing The Higher
Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Rockmont College, one of CCU's founding institutions, was accredited by the
Commission in 1981, and the University has continued its accreditation with the
Commission since that time. Colorado Christian University's accreditation is at
the master's degree level and includes degree sites at various other locations
within the state.
The Higher Learning Commission is one of six
accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional
accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an
entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other agencies provide
accreditation for specific programs. Accreditation is voluntary. The Commission
accredits approximately 1,100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state
region. The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For the past year and a half, Colorado Christian University has been
engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's requirements and
criteria for accreditation. The evaluation team will visit the institution to
gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will
recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the University; following a
review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
public is invited to submit comments regarding the University electronically at
or by mail:
Public Comment on Colorado Christian University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Comments must address substantive matters related
to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Written, signed
comments must be received by September 6, 2010. The Commission cannot guarantee
that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should
include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the
comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.
Individuals with a specific dispute or grievance with an institution should
request the separate Policy on Complaints document from the Commission office.
The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and
individuals. Complaints will not be considered third-party comment.