CCU at a Glance

College of Undergraduate Studies Facts

CCU is looking for students who are committed to growing spiritually, who are well-prepared academically, and who expect to contribute to their community.

Here's a snapshot of the student body in our College of Undergraduate Studies, based on 2020-2021 statistics.

Freshman Class of 2021

  • Average High School Grade Point Average: 3.85
  • Average Composite ACT Score: 25*
  • Average SAT Score: n/a*
  • 488 enrolled
  • 62% acceptance rate

* ACT and SAT test scores were optional for new students in fall 2021.

Total Student Body

  • 1,508 students from 45 states and 9 foreign countries
  • 52% are from outside of Colorado
  • 64% female, 36% male
  • 68% live on campus
  • 18% are part of an ethnic minority
  • 49 Christian denominations represented

Freshman Retention (Fall to Spring)

  • 2020-2021 Retention: 93%
  • 2019-2020 Retention: 92%
  • 2018-2019 Retention: 94%
  • 2017-2018 Retention: 92%
  • 2016-2017 Retention: 92%

Faculty and Students

  • 73 full-time faculty members
  • 120 affiliate faculty members
  • Student to faculty ratio 14:1
  • Average class size: 14 students

Financial Aid

  • Over $28 million dollars in financial aid distributed (traditional undergraduate)
  • $25,398,774 in Institutional Scholarships/grants awarded
  • $1,714,384 in federal scholarships/grants awarded
  • $985,613 in Colorado state scholarships/grants awarded
  • 99% of students qualified for some form of financial aid

Cougar Athletics

  • 251 student athletes participate in NCAA Division II Athletics
  • 15 sports teams
  • 18 NCAA All-American student athletes
  • 8 RMAC Sportsmanship Cups

*Please remember these numbers are averages. CCU seeks highly motivated and talented individuals; therefore, test scores and GPAs alone do not guarantee admission or denial. The University admits a wide variety of students who present academic profiles above and below these averages. Facts and Statistics are compiled from the University's census data records which are updated annually.