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Colorado Christian University Data & Information Overview

105 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Colorado Christian University Ranked?

#926 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in CO
Bible/Biblical Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 105 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is bible/biblical studies.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CCU as #926 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

CCU also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCU?

Open Admissions Policy

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

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
17% Full Time Teachers

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 17%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  17 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado Christian University

82% Freshmen Retention
46% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 46%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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

Colorado Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,704 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.6% Percent Women

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?

$25,051 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
$32,480 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CCU is $25,051. 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 +

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 49% of students took out student loans averaging $8,120 a year. That adds up to $32,480 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCU is 7.6%. 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?

$45,728 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CCU make about $45,728 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for CCU students since it is 8% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Colorado Christian University

Colorado State
1,704 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

Colorado Christian University Majors

42 Majors With Completions
1,178 Undergraduate Degrees
332 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Colorado Christian University. Of these students, 1,178 received undergraduate degrees and 332 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
General Psychology136$32,671
Religious Institution Administration and Law134NA
Business Administration & Management134$46,126
Biblical Studies68$40,853
Teacher Education Grade Specific64$30,864
Health & Medical Administrative Services40$39,906
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology39NA
Human Resource Management29$40,996

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

Online Learning at CCU

56% Take At Least One Class Online
52% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 4,727 students took at least one online class at Colorado Christian University. This is an increase from the 4,493 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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