5 Advantages of Higher Learning at a Christian College

Mar 25, 2014

5-advantages-of-higher-learning-at-a-christian-collegeWhen it's time to select a college, there is a huge number of factors that you will need to consider. Some of these factors are quantifiable, such as location and academic programs, but another equally important reason to choose a school is its philosophical basis. If you are Christian, you'll experience some powerful benefits when you enroll at a college that shares your beliefs.

Here are five great Christian college advantages:

1. Fellow Students Who Share Values

When you attend a Christian college, you'll have the privilege of meeting diverse classmates of all ages and backgrounds who share your priorities and values. You will be able to develop lifelong friendships and networks with fellow students whom you trust, and you'll enjoy the supportive experience of learning side-by-side within the true community of Christian believers.

2. Curriculum Designed to Educate the Whole Person

By the end of your academic program, you will have acquired a deeper relationship with Christ as well as a body of new professional knowledge. The Christian curriculum does not cultivate the mind alone, but also the heart and the spirit. Its academic rigor is designed to seek truth in every sense of that word. You know right from the first day that your instructors hold themselves to the highest standards, because they are performing in the career that Christ has called them to.

3. Success Defined by More than a Paycheck

At a Christian university, careers are envisioned as a means of making the world a better place. All students, no matter what their specific academic focus, are being trained for a lifetime of serving others. You will work with career advisors who understand your priorities and see success as a multi-dimensional goal.

4. People Skills Based on Christian Values

The relationships that you'll develop with fellow students will be centered on honesty, personal dignity and compassion. All students who enter CAGS have agreed with the tenets of the CCU statement of faith, including this declaration: "We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ." Because of this shared worldview, you can approach your fellow students in a spirit of trust and commonality.

5. You Will be More Professionally Marketable

Employers recognize the unique value of a Christian education, even if they themselves don't share your faith. In a competitive marketplace, you need something to help you stand out from the crowd, and a degree from a Christian university lets employers know that they can rely on you to be a hard-working and honest team-player.

At CAGS, you will join other adult learners in an atmosphere of spiritual community as well as academic and professional excellence. Contact us to learn about the exciting educational possibilities!