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 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.

U.S. News & World Report

Best Colleges – Regional Universities West


2021-2022

U.S. News & World Report

Best Colleges – Undergraduate Teaching


2021-2022

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Top 2% Nationwide "A" in Core Curriculum


2012-2022

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top 5 in Fastest Growing Colleges


2021-2022 Almanac

Military Friendly Schools

CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies


2012-2022

Colleges of Distinction

Best Christian Colleges


2013-2022

Colleges of Distinction

Best Colorado Colleges


2013-2022

National Council on Teacher Quality

"A" in Undergraduate Elementary Programs


2019-2021

Niche Best Colleges

Most Conservative Colleges


2022

Niche Best Colleges

"A" in Safest Colleges


2022

Niche Best Colleges

"A+" in College Dorms


2022

Niche Best Colleges

Best Online Colleges (CCU Online)


2022

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.

Group of happy students holding CCU banner and wearing CCU T-shirts

CCU Tops 9,000 Students for the First Time

Record enrollment in both the College of Undergraduate Studies and the College of Adult and Graduate Studies coincides with the University’s expansion of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

CCU Named a Best Christian Workplace

CCU was named as one of the Best Christian Workplaces of 2021 by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). This marks the first year that University employees participated in the BCWI...

CCU volleyball team shaking hands with opposing team

2020 RMAC Sportsmanship Cup

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