Thrive in Authentic Community at Colorado Christian University

Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. 

Are you looking for a place to deepen your faith and learn alongside others in authentic community? At CCU, this vision is real.


Christ-Centered Community

We believe that living in Christian community can be life-changing, with a focus on fellowship, encouragement, accountability, and service. 

We don’t do dorms. All on-campus housing is apartment-style, complete with a living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Our apartments are grouped together in themed stairwells with their own character and traditions. 


Exemplary Academics

Ranked in the top 2% nationally for our core curriculum, CCU offers 100+ academic programs with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 

Here, we cultivate faith and learning, rooted in the truth of Scripture. Our rigorous academic programs are designed to equip you professionally and challenge you to think critically within a Christian worldview. Small class sizes ensure individual attention from professors who know you — personally.


Spiritual Formation

Here at CCU, Christ isn’t just an element — He’s the emphasis. You’ll experience this through weekly chapel services, discipleship groups, and men’s and women’s ministries.

Chapel provides Christ-centered worship through teaching and student-led music. Discipleship groups provide you with the chance to get to know other students on a deep, spiritual level. With many opportunities for mentorship, CCU works to cultivate a community where you can seek encouragement, accountability, and support.


Engagement with the World

God has equipped you with unique talents, passions, and strengths. At CCU, we want you to use these gifts to make a difference. 

Our students are encouraged to participate in outreach ministries around the Denver area. Examples include serving in local care homes, working in inner-city homeless shelters, and tutoring for at-risk youth. Another way you can serve is by designing a student-led mission trip to anywhere around the world.


Denver and the Rocky Mountains 

Because of our unique location, CCU offers you the best of both worlds.

CCU’s campus is located in Lakewood, Colorado — a suburb that sits on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, just 10 miles west of downtown Denver. Most classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday, which means three-day weekends in Colorado. 

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6 [ESV]

To learn more, visit CCU.EDU/VISIT

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