News: Enrollment Surpasses 9,800

CCU Students and Families at Weekend of Welcome

CCU Marks Record Enrollment for 13th Consecutive Year

University defies national trends with increases in undergraduate and graduate students

During a nationwide trend of colleges and universities experiencing a decline in enrollment, Colorado Christian University, the flagship Christian liberal arts university in the Rocky Mountain Region, announced today record-breaking enrollment numbers, increasing from a total of 9,052 students to 9,833 students, or an 8.6% increase.

The College of Undergraduate Studies experienced a 3.6% increase from 1,508 students to 1,563 students. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies increased from 7,544 students to 8,270 students, a 9.6% increase.

"With 13 years of growth, we are grateful for the ongoing vote of confidence from our students," said Tim McTavish, CCU interim president. "We're proud to be a university that provides our students with a quality, valuable, Christ-centered education that is world-impacting."

The Chronicle of Higher Education and other media outlets have been reporting on the nationwide downward trend in enrollment since 2011, which was compounded by the pandemic in 2020. While not all colleges and universities are experiencing a drop in numbers, many educational institutions have seen lower enrollment.

"It's not just the cost of higher education that is bothering many parents, it's the value proposition of what they get for that investment. They're looking for sane and solid academics. And in our case, an education with a faith foundation," said Dr. Donald W. Sweeting, CCU chancellor.

The College of Undergraduate Studies offers more than 100 academic programs in business, liberal arts, music, sciences, and pre-professional studies at the Lakewood residential campus. Additionally, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs for adult students, with nearly all programs available entirely online.