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Colorado Christian University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Colorado Christian University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Colorado Christian University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Colorado Christian University was awarded 76 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theology and religious vocations.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CCU as #1,678 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 39 colleges in Colorado, CCU is ranked at #25.

See all of the rankings for Colorado Christian University.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCU?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Colorado Christian University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Colorado Christian University admissions.

Colorado Christian University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Colorado Christian University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Colorado Christian University is 19%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  19 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado Christian University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Colorado Christian University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CCU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Colorado Christian University.

Colorado Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,661 undergraduates at CCU with 1,704 being full-time and 4,957 being part-time.

How Much Does Colorado Christian University Cost?

The overall average net price of CCU is $25,268. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CCU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,122 $23,632 $23,668 $25,892 $28,746

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CCU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CCU, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $9,199 a year. That adds up to $36,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCU is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CCU make around $39,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Colorado Christian University make the most money.

Location of Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lakewood, Colorado. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for CCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-963-3000

Colorado Christian University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Colorado Christian University. Of these students, 957 received undergraduate degrees and 343 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 150 $50,105
General Psychology 149 $34,259
Nursing 65 $67,364
Biblical Studies 50 $30,771
Communication & Media Studies 48 $29,685
Teacher Education Grade Specific 45 $34,704
Human Resource Management 34 $57,318
Health & Medical Administrative Services 34 $39,153
Accounting 30 $54,209
Health/Medical Prep Programs 25 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Colorado Christian University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 4,493 students took at least one online class at Colorado Christian University. This is an increase from the 4,192 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 4,493 4,200
2018-2019 4,192 3,877
2017-2018 4,426 4,042
2016-2017 4,299 3,832
2015-2016 3,943 3,318

Learn more about online learning at Colorado Christian University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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