CCU Rankings and Reviews

Rankings and Accolades for Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University is proud to be recognized for our dedication to our mission of providing Christ-centered higher education that transforms students to impact the world with grace and truth.

And while rankings and accolades won't tell you the full CCU story, they can be indicative of some of the important aspects that make CCU unique.

For nearly a decade, CCU has been ranked as one of the top universities in the U.S. by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. The University has recently been cited by or received accolades from U.S. News & World Report, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Council on Teacher Quality, and, in addition to garnering other national recognitions.

Browse the information and stories below to learn more about the reasons that CCU is recognized for the rigor of our academic programs and dedication to excellence.

Wall Street Journal

America’s Best Colleges


U.S. News & World Report

Best Colleges – Regional Universities West


American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Top 2% Nationwide "A" in Core Curriculum


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top 6 in Fastest Growing Colleges

2023-2024 Almanac

Military Friendly Schools

CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies


Colleges of Distinction

Best Christian Colleges


Colleges of Distinction

Best Colorado Colleges


National Council on Teacher Quality

98th Percentile in Secondary Education


Niche Best Colleges

Most Conservative Colleges


Niche Best Colleges

"A" in Safest Colleges


Niche Best Colleges

"A+" in College Dorms


Niche Best Colleges

Best Online Colleges (CCU Online)


CCU Success Stories

CCU Wins RMAC Sportsmanship Cup

The Cougars were awarded a record fifth consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Sportsmanship Cup. It is CCU’s ninth Sportsmanship Cup since the award’s inception in...

CCU Women's Golf Advances to NCAA Tournament

CCU Women’s Golf advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga., following the team’s second-place finish last week in the...

CCU Graduates Largest Class in University History

On May 6, more than 1,400 graduates were honored at CCU's Commencement ceremony, making the class of 2022 the largest graduating class in the University’s 108-year history.