Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

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The CCU Difference

Colorado Christian University cultivates a knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. At CCU, we want you to learn how to learn, and we believe that goes far beyond four years of study and a degree. Academics aren’t just about increasing knowledge but transforming you as a person. 

Faith and learning
With over 100 majors, minors, and emphases to choose from, you’ll integrate dynamic learning with rock-solid faith and begin to discern God’s plan for your life. Students complete 180 ministry hours during their time at CCU and engage in first-year discipleship groups, chapel twice a week, and student-led mission trips.  

Affording CCU
CCU partners with parents and students by offering merit scholarships and student employment opportunities to help fund your education. In fact, 99% of undergraduates qualify for some form of financial aid. An all-campus job fair is held every fall for students seeking on-campus leadership positions, jobs, and internships. Try out our Scholarship Calculator!

The value of your investment
Returns on investment at CCU manifest in academics, spiritual formation, and lifelong community. We are committed to career readiness and have successfully matched more than 1,400 students with employers through our Employment Management Services. By training in competence and character, students graduate ready to impact the world with grace and truth. 

Colorado Christian University is a NCAA Division-II college in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), one of the largest and most competitive conferences in the nation. During the 2020-2021 season, CCU had 18 NCAA All-American Students Athletes and 8 RMAC Sportsmanship Cups. At CCU, we play to win. But every time we compete, we play to honor Jesus Christ—our audience of One.

Visit us!
A campus visit is the best way to get a true sense of the Colorado Christian University community. CCU is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, just 10 miles west of downtown Denver. Schedule an individual visit or come during a Preview event and see for yourself what makes CCU the premier, interdenominational Christian college of the West!


Consistently ranked in the top 2% of colleges nationwide for our core curriculum | The American Council of Trustees and Alumni


Colorado Christian University has implemented a test-optional policy for the 2022-23 academic year. This will allow most freshman applicants the option to be considered for admission without submission of ACT, SAT or CLT scores. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is able to evaluate most applicants for admission with or without the use of test scores by reviewing the rigor of high school coursework, written essays, and spiritual recommendation. However, to qualify for a Distinguished Achievement or Trustees’ scholarship, a standardized test score is required. See our Scholarships page for more information.

Apartment-style living

Our goal for on-campus housing is to enrich the academic experience and strengthen the sense of Christian community for our students. That’s why all our students live in fully furnished apartments, grouped together into themed stairwells and pods. This intentional design encourages shared space, family-style dinners, and events. All apartments are complete with a kitchen, wireless high-speed internet, cable TV, and private bathrooms. Living in an authentic Christian community can be life changing, and we believe apartment living brings students together and positively shapes our community.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I chose CCU because I wanted to be in an environment that allowed me to ask hard questions and be challenged in my faith.”

    • Emily Brown ’20
  • “Attending CCU required me to take my faith seriously in all aspects. I learned that regardless of our job titles, we’re all called to full-time ministry, whether that be in a church, an executive's office, or a laboratory.”

    • Cole Mellot ’18
  • “I’ve seen a great deal of growth in myself while at CCU. I have learned a lot about God, people, and life, and I've been really challenged and uplifted by all of the faculty and staff that I've interacted with.”

    • Keenan Garnett ’21
  • “Through participation in campus organizations, I’ve been able to use my creative ability, become more confident, and get more involved with the CCU community.”

    • Cameron Koutney ’21