CCU Year in Review

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Colorado Christian University experienced significant challenges in 2020, but with challenges come great changes and opportunities. We modified, adapted, innovated, and ultimately thrived with the dedication of our Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students. God continues to provide for us through the unknown, and we are proud to present this past year’s fruit of His providence at Colorado Christian University.

In the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, we moved nearly all of our staff and faculty operations from our brick and mortar locations to their home offices in March in response to COVID19. During this season of transition and change, God blessed the university with our 11th Consecutive Year of Enrollment Growth. As of the University’s Fall census date, CCU Online now has a total enrollment of 8,579 students. We are grateful for our staff and faculty’s dedication to expanding the borders of God’s kingdom and helping our students start and continue their journey in Christ-centered education.

This year we launched new programs within the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics, helping students grow stronger in their knowledge of God, His Word, and defending their faith.

In the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, our five most popular programs for 2020 were:

  1. Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  4. Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology in Clinical Counseling
  5. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Many of our students and alumni have had unique opportunities to use their education. Joe DeLaCruz, a CCU nursing alumnus was called to New Jersey to help with the shortage of nurses amid the COVID crisis. Lindsay Johnson, a current CCU Online student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology, has been taking classes, working as a dental assistant, caring for her five children, and finding new and creative ways to impact her community with her non-profit.

Our accomplished CCU Online faculty produced lauded published works. Our Dean of Theology and Biblical Studies, Dr. Earl Waggoner, co-authored “A Guide to Theological Reflection.” Dean of Nursing, Barb White, produced “Nursing as Ministry” that will be released in 2021. And, Dr. Barry Vann penned “Climate Change in History: A Geotheological Perspective.”

Although we’ve faced challenges this year, we’ve been blessed with so much innovation, growth, resilience, and success. We give all of the praise and glory to God the Father for his provision this year, and we look forward to a year of continued flourishing, expanding the borders of God’s Kingdom.

God bless you and yours as you seek to advance His kingdom in 2021. 

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