News: CCU Ranked Among Region’s Best

CCU Named Among Region’s Best in U.S. News Rankings

CCU is the highest ranked regional university or college in Colorado

For the third consecutive year, Colorado Christian University has been named one of the top colleges and universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Released today, the 2023-2024 "Best Colleges" report lists CCU as no. 51 in the Regional Universities West category. The prestigious ranking comes on the heels of the University being ranked in the top 10% of all colleges and universities in the country by the Wall Street Journal and as the sixth-fastest growing private, master’s-granting university by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

“At Colorado Christian University we embrace education grounded in truth,” said President Eric K. Hogue. “CCU is a brand in demand and the U.S. News & World Report ranking is a testament to the power of Christ-centered higher education. We are dedicated to providing education — both in person and online — rooted in the great minds and thinkers of Western civilization.”

CCU was the highest-rated regional college or university in the state of Colorado, placing well ahead of the next closest school, Western Colorado University at no. 74. In addition to being named a top regional university, CCU was also recognized as a top performer for social mobility based on its ability to graduate students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program , which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, was recognized as a top program as well.

“CCU Online provides an incredible opportunity for students across the nation and internationally to discover their unique God-inspired calling and advance their career through affordable, high-quality education,” said Allison Burkhart, vice president of enrollment, marketing, and student success for CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies. “CCU Online’s innovative approach meets students where they are in life to provide the next step in their education journey, whether it is finishing an undergraduate degree or pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree.”

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.

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings serve to validate who Colorado Christian University has been for quite sometime — a university who excels at fostering the whole student through transforming their faith, character, and mind,” said Jim McCormick, senior vice president and vice president of student life and enrollment for CCU’s College of Undergraduate Studies. “The ‘Best Colleges’ report is the outcome of a faculty and staff dedicated to changing the world through the preparation of the next generation of leaders.” 

Colorado Christian University serves more than 9,000 students at its Lakewood campus, its regional center in Colorado Springs, and online. The University offers more than 100 degree options for traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate, and graduate students. CCU is consistently ranked in the top 2% of all universities by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for its rigorous core curriculum in the College of Undergraduate Studies.