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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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Colorado Christian University Ranked?

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2021 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 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, CCU is ranked #1,143 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 23 colleges in Colorado, CCU is ranked at #14.

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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.

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Colorado Christian University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Colorado Christian University is about average at 16 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

Colorado Christian University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at CCU for first-time, full-time students is 41%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at CCU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,677 undergraduates at CCU with 1,824 being full-time and 4,853 being part-time.

CCU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 86.22 out of 100, CCU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.22 out of 100
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How Much Does Colorado Christian University Cost?

The overall average net price of CCU is $24,344. 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 +
$21,859 $22,416 $21,282 $25,457 $27,442

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CCU, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,863 a year. That adds up to $31,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCU is 6.7%. 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 situated in Lakewood, Colorado. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Colorado Christian University

Contact details for CCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-963-3000
Website: https://WWW.CCU.EDU

Colorado Christian University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Colorado Christian University. Of these students, 896 received undergraduate degrees and 295 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 100 $44,200
General Psychology 99 $33,100
Human Resource Management 77 $52,200
Nursing 66 $62,200
Biblical Studies 48 NA
Communication & Media Studies 44 $28,500
Health & Medical Administrative Services 40 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 $30,500
Child Development & Psychology 33 NA
Accounting 32 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 4,426 students took at least one online class at Colorado Christian University. This is an increase from the 4,299 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,426 4,042
2016-2017 4,299 3,832
2015-2016 3,943 3,318
2014-2015 2,904 2,533
2013-2014 2,575 2,158

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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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