Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University is a private not-for-profit interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution of higher education. It is dedicated to providing comprehensive education that helps students become creative and ethical professionals who represent a Christian view to make an impact on a global society. It is devoted to creating a Christ-centered community of learners and helping students engage and experience the world in aspects that prepare them as leaders.
Colorado Christian University implements a holistic education where programs focus on development of the whole student in all aspects including intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. It strives to help students broaden views and perceptions of the world, discovering new ideas, and assessing beliefs in a supportive learning environment. The Christ-centered learning atmosphere offers freedom and responsibility along with opportunities to ask questions and explore various answers. Colorado Christian University offers academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels as well as certificate and licensing programs. The curricula of all programs incorporate faith and learning in a studious environment and the professors are committed to being more than just teachers, they strive to become mentors to students to inspire academic success and spiritual growth. Every department is dedicated to providing superior in-class instruction and experiential assignments.
Colorado Christian University traces its history back to 1914 when Denver Bible Institute was established. In 1945, Denver Bible Institute become a four-year Bible college and changed its name to Denver Bible College. The college continued to expand and became Rockmont College in 1949, which gained accreditation in 1981. In 1985, Rockmont College merged with Western Bible Institute and became Colorado Christian College. in 1989, the college joined together with Colorado Baptist University and became Colorado Christian University. Currently, more than 3,500 students are enrolled in over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado Christian University.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Colorado Christian University.
Schools of Education
The School of Business and Leadership is committed to providing quality education to prepare students for the ever-changing business marketplace. It offers programs in various business fields including accounting, business, economics, finance, applied technology, and management.
The School of Humanities and Sciences is the university’s largest and most diverse school and it represents departments of Communication, Social Science, Languages and Literature, Psychology, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
The School of Education provides professional programs to prepare students to become the next generation of teachers in various schools. It is known in the local community for graduating strong educational professionals who are dedicated to addressing the needs of diverse learners. It offers programs in elementary education and secondary education.
The School of Music incorporates the passion for music into programs and emphasizes the pursuit of excellence and Christian compositions. It offers four music concentration areas: education, performance, worship arts, and sound recording technology. It also offers courses in theatre.
The School of Theology is dedicated to assisting students develop a unique, mature, and thoughtful characters. It fosters a learning environment where students learn to respect numerous Christian perspectives through their commitment of faith. It offers programs in church history, biblical studies, theology, intercultural ministry, and youth ministry.
The College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers various programs that were created to meet the needs of adult learners. Many course options are available during the evenings and weekends as well as online. Programs are offer at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels.
Colorado Christian University awards scholarships to non-traditional adult undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and advanced leadership through the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. It also accepts private scholarships from a variety of organizations.
Colorado Christian University participates in a variety of grant programs to help students finance their education including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant), Colorado State Opportunity Grant, and College Opportunity Fund. Students are also able to apply loans to tuition expenses such as Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans, Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Loans, and private education loans. Military students may be eligible for Special Military Tuition Assistance and Federal Veterans Education Benefits. Colorado Christian University also allows students to pay tuition using payment plans such as monthly payment plans and cash by class plans.
Credit Earning Options
Colorado Christian University grants credits to students who have previously completed courses at another accredited institution. All courses must have received a grade of a C- or better and are evaluated on an individual basis. Students are also able to earn college credits for CLEP and DSST examination programs. Colorado Christian University also grants credits to active duty military personnel and veterans who have completed basic training and other formal education through military experiences. Students seeking transfer credits must submit official transcripts and other supporting documents.