Colorado Christian University
Rankings and Reviews

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 Niche.com, 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.


Drone image overhead CCU's Lakewood campus

U.S. News & World Report

Top Regional Universities West


2020-2021

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U.S. News & World Report

Top Performers in Social Mobility


2020-2021

attentive CCU student in class

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Top 2% Nationwide
"A" in Core Curriculum


2012-2021

Anschutz Student Center on CCU campus at night

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top 5 in Fastest Growing Colleges


2020-2021 Almanac

CCU ROTC students in front of the U.S. flag

Military Friendly Schools

CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies


2012-2021

Yetter Hall on CCU campus at night with lit cross

Colleges of Distinction

Best Christian Colleges


2013-2021

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Colleges of Distinction

Best Colorado Colleges


2013-2021

CCU student teacher in classroom

National Council on Teacher Quality

"A" in Undergraduate Elementary Programs


2019-2021

CCU students leading March for Life event in Washington, D.C.

Niche Best Colleges

Most Conservative Colleges


2021

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Niche Best Colleges

"A" in Safest Colleges


2021

two students walking through Yetter Hall courtyard on CCU campus

Niche Best Colleges

"A+" in College Dorms


2021

CCU Online student smiling in front of laptop computer

Niche Best Colleges

Best Online Colleges (CCU Online)


2021

CCU Success Stories

Women's volleyball team shaking hands with opposing team members
CCU Cougars continue sportsmanship supremacy

For the fourth straight year, and eighth time overall, the Colorado Christian University Athletics department has been awarded the RMAC's Sportsmanship Cup title.