News: CCU Rises in Best Colleges Rankings

CCU Rises in U.S. News & World Report 'Best Colleges' Rankings

University also earns high rankings in 'Most Innovate Schools' and 'Best Colleges for Veterans' categories

Colorado Christian University, the flagship Christian liberal arts university in the Rocky Mountain Region, continues to move up in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top colleges and universities in the country. Released today, the 2022-2023 "Best Colleges" report lists CCU as number 46 in the Regional Universities West category, a notable climb from its 2021 ranking of 61.

CCU, which serves more than 9,800 undergraduate and graduate students, earned multiple spots in the rankings, including 5th in the category of "Most Innovative Schools" in Regional Universities West. The unique classification signifies the school's success in making innovative and cutting-edge improvements in areas such as curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.

In addition, CCU received a ranking of 27 in the "Best Colleges for Veterans" in the Regional Universities West category. CCU has long been designated a Military Friendly® School for its commitment and dedication to the military community, and this year received Silver Status as a Military Friendly® School. One in nine students in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies is affiliated with the U.S. military as well as a large contingent of faculty and staff members.

"Our placement in the U.S. News & World Report rankings affirms the unwavering dedication of CCU's faculty and staff to our mission," said Tim McTavish, CCU interim president. "The distinction is a testament to the University's commitment to provide an exceptional liberal arts education that is unapologetically Christ-centered and prepares students to impact the world with grace and truth."

With more than 15 measures of widely accepted indicators of excellence, the annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings provide data-driven information and guidance to help prospective students and their families understand their higher education options.

"While rankings and accolades won't tell you the full CCU story, they are certainly an indicator of the defining features that set CCU apart from other universities," said McTavish. "CCU continues to be recognized for its academic excellence, outstanding faculty, and commitment to an exemplary liberal arts education. We're looking forward to a bright future as we continue to grow and expand to bring the highest quality opportunities to our students."

CCU has seen 13 consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the fastest-growing universities in the U.S. by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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