Colorado's Flagship Christian University

Founded in 1914, Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian college in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, CCU delivers world-class education that transforms students to impact the world with grace and truth.

A leader in higher education, CCU is ranked among the top universities nationwide by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. More than 9,800 students attend the University on the main campus in Lakewood, at the Colorado Springs regional center, and online. CCU is an NCAA Division II university in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).

Two Colleges. One University.

The University offers more than 200 academic program options in a variety of disciplines for traditional and adult students through its two colleges.

The College of Undergraduate Studies is home to more than 1,500 traditional undergraduate students, the majority residing on campus. The college's core curriculum is ranked in the top 2% of colleges nationwide.

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 8,200 adult learners worldwide. More than 90% of CCU's adult students complete their degrees online through CCU Online.

CCU Academy

Through CCU Academy, CCU provides opportunities to more than 6,000 students to earn transferable college credit and even an associate degree prior to their high school graduation. Dual credit and dual enrollment courses provide affordable general education courses for high school students in order to help reduce college costs and prepare for the rigor of college coursework.

Centennial Institute

Colorado Christian University's public policy think tank, Centennial Institute, works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues facing Colorado and the nation. Established in 2009, Centennial Institute aims to foster faith, family, and freedom; teach citizenship; and renew the spirit of 1776.

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CCU Publications

  • Here We Stand

    "Here We Stand" affirms the defining features that set CCU apart from other universities, through its mission, convictions, beliefs, and strategic priorities, uniquely and unapologetically true to its original Christian vision.

  • BEYOND Magazine

    "BEYOND" magazine is the University’s biannual publication that celebrates the highlights and history of the far-reaching ways God is transforming lives and impacting the world through CCU’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

  • CCU Review

    The "CCU Review of Books, Culture, Media, and Life" is a semiannual literary journal, featuring reviews and recommendations of both scholarly and creative works that reflect the values of Colorado Christian University.

  • Annual Report

    CCU’s "Annual Report" honors the accomplishments and continued growth of the University, reflecting on CCU’s responsible Christian stewardship of the financial resources entrusted to the University each year.