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Founded in 1914, Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian college in Colorado and the eight-state Rocky Mountain region, delivering world-class education to thousands of students.
As a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, CCU is ranked among the top universities nationwide and has been named a top Colorado University and one of Colorado and the nation's top Christian colleges.We currently offer more than 100-degree programs for traditional and adult students through our College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
Colorado Christian University's public policy think tank, Centennial Institute, works to enhance public understanding of our state and nation's most critical issues. Established in 2009, Centennial Institute aims to foster faith, family, and freedom, teach citizenship, and renew the spirit of 1776.
At Colorado Christian University, our loyal and dedicated faculty, administration, staff, and Board of Trustees are committed to the institution's mission and liberal arts education. The University's Board of Trustees exercises ultimate authority over CCU. Trustees are responsible for developing and advancing CCU's mission, vision, and strategic objectives. Moreover, within the board, working committees and sub-committees oversee vital areas of University governance. CCU's Board of Trustees meets at least three times each year.
The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President all management authority to set standards for the entire University. In turn, the President delegates specific authority and responsibility to other university officers, including members of the President's Cabinet.
CCU is, first and foremost, an academic community of committed Christian believers rooted in a profound respect for higher learning framed within the Christian worldview. The community respects the pursuit of truth and the development of the life of the mind. The University seeks to develop in each learner the capability to distinguish fact from fallacy, truth from error, and freedom from the license.
The University does not cultivate the mind at the expense of the heart. Instead, it emphasizes the development of Christian character and spirituality with the intent of sending graduates with personal Christian commitment and an informed sense of Christian morality into today's communities and workplaces to provide leadership. CCU emphasizes the development of compassion, social concern, and a sense of biblical justice in its students' lives. Likewise, the University seeks students, faculty members, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The University is evangelical and interdenominational. Since the time of the mergers creating CCU, it has identified itself, not with any specific denominations, but with the broader, historic evangelical faith, and the University continues to honor and to define that identity. As church history's great movements have shaped the evangelical tradition, evangelicals have found themselves in the Christian spectrum center, holding genuine respect for both special and general revelation, seeking intellectual rigor to harmonize what God has revealed through both Scripture and creation. As an evangelical institution, the University employs a faculty that represents various perspectives, all within the defining boundaries of the evangelical Christian faith. This blend of evangelical viewpoints affords students a thought-provoking but still, supportive environment to mold their Christian convictions.
The University advocates and teaches investigative study and the proper methods of scientific research and technological innovation. Still, it recognizes that empirical reasoning alone cannot satisfy each person's deep need for a personal relationship with God, the Creator of all things. As a community of believers, CCU recognizes that God is known through Jesus Christ. As a community of learners, CCU recognizes that this understanding of God in Jesus Christ is the beginning of wisdom.
The University's primary academic focus is on excellence in teaching while providing research and performance opportunities by both faculty and students. The University prizes academic excellence as a virtue and encourages students to strive for such excellence.
CCU is a university of the liberal arts and professions with institutional roots that include undiminished respect for the authority and truthfulness of Scripture as the foundation of God's creative revelation of Himself to humanity. The Bible offers a sure foundation for understanding God, humanity, and the world, sound thinking, wise living, and Colorado Christian University Policy effective service. The arts and sciences belong to God and are to be prized, explored, enjoyed, and influenced by Christians. As a result, students gain broad exposure to art, history, literature, music, philosophy, science, and other fields of study, all of which are informed from a biblical perspective. Equally, the University believes that Christian scholarship is practical. Upon the foundation of the biblically-informed liberal arts curriculum, students must be enabled to work productively in society and earn a living.
As a Christian university, CCU places a strong emphasis on personal discipleship and preparation for ministry. Students are encouraged to mature in their relationship with Christ and their service for Him. Scripture states that all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals having different gifts and callings, they can serve Christ in various ministry vocations. By involving our students in service to the church and community, CCU helps prepare them for a lifetime of service, taking Christ's light into the world.

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