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Chances are you’ve been dreaming of the difference a college education could make in your life. But as a Christian, your faith comes first and forms the basis for every decision you make. As Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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The stature of Christian colleges has been growing steadily across the country. Many faith-based schools, such as Azusa Pacific Universityi and Cornerstone Universityii, are ranked among the best schools by U.S. News & World Report. And convenient online programs let you pursue a degree that suits your schedule and budget.

So if you’re looking to strengthen your relationship with God as well as your credentials, find a supportive college community that shares your Christian values, and get the education and the inspiration to answer God’s calling in your life, ChristianEducation.com is for you.

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[i] colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/azusa-pacific-university-109785/overall-rankings
[ii] colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/cornerstone-university-170037/overall-rankings

 

 

Featured Christian Schools of Excellence

 


 

Abilene Christian UniversityRequest information from Abilene Christian University

Established by members of the Churches of Christ in 1906 about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a Christ-centered private institution that’s committed to preparing students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. A national leader in Christian higher education, ACU has been recognized by Apple for their work in mobility in education and was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #2 “Up and Coming” university in the West region in its innovator category. ACU offers a selection of graduate programs in a flexible online format, allowing students the opportunity to realize career-advancing opportunities while continuing to work.

Abilene Christian University At A Glance*

  • 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school
  • Main campus is located in the friendly mid-sized city of Abilene TX
  • Offers a variety of online degree programs including Theology, Psychology, Business, & Education
  • Learning opportunities include distance education, teacher certification & study abroad
  • Total student population: 4,600 (800 graduate) coming from nearly every state and 43 nations
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications: 10,188 (49% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14 to 1
  • Military Friendly University
  • Estimated 2014-2015 undergraduate tuition/fees: $29,450 ($18,228 for graduate students)
  • Regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) to award degrees at associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, and doctoral levels
  • ACU is an active member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Mission: Our mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world

 

* http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/abilene-christian-university-222178/overall-rankings
**http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=ab&s=all&id=222178


Liberty University OnlineRequest information from Liberty University

As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world, Liberty University offers over 450 programs from the certificate to the doctoral level. Located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, VA, the university is home to more than 77,000 residential and online students. Founded in 1971, Liberty University remains true to its heritage of “Training Champions for Christ,” equipping men and women with the top-quality, Christ-centered education they need to make a difference in today’s world.

Liberty At A Glance*

  • World’s largest 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school
  • Main campus located in the small city of Lynchburg VA
  • Offers wide variety of online degree programs including Business, Philosophy and Religious Studies & Psychology
  • Learning opportunities include distance education and teacher certification
  • Total student population: 77,338 (47,464 undergraduate )
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications: 48,054 (22% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 18 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $20,768 ($8,820 for graduate students)
  • Regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) to award degrees at associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, and doctoral levels.
  • Mission statement intro: Maintaining the vision of the founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell, Liberty University develops Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact the world. 

 

*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=liberty+university&s=all&id=232557

 


 

Grand Canyon University

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a regionally accredited, private Christian university offering 8 distinct colleges with over 100 majors and concentrations for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, GCU offers students the flexibility of taking courses online, on the Phoenix campus, or at other satellite locations across Arizona. As a Christian university, Grand Canyon University offers a quality education enhanced and strengthened by faith. The university nurtures a Christian worldview in students, helping them to find their purpose in Christ and apply Christian values and ethics to the workplace.

GCU At A Glance*

  • Large 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school 
  • Main campus located in the large city of Pheonix
  • Offers a wide range of online and campus-based degree programs including Education, Nursing and Business
  • Learning opportunities include distance education, weekend/evening college and teacher certification
  • Total student population: 55,497 (35,205 undergraduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  15,401 (55% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 21 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $17,000 ($7,296 for graduate students)
  • Regionally accredited by the North Central Association
  • Mission statement intro: Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage. 

 

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=grand+canyon+university&id=104717

 


 

 

South University OnlineRequest information from South University

As a private academic institution based in Savannah Georgia, South University seeks to provide a broad-based approach to learning to all religious denominations. The history and roots of South University can be traced back to 1899, although an important year to its online division would be 2004 – the first year in which they offered online classes.

The purpose of the College of Theology itself, is to equip graduates of all faith traditions to seek entry as ministry practitioners through advanced practical theology and ministry studies in a variety of settings, including local churches, parachurch organizations, institutions, the community, and the marketplace.

South’s Doctor of Ministry degree is a 96 quarter hour program and is designed to be the first-professional degree to prepare ministry practitioners to seek vocational or bi-vocational ministry. The program helps to develop a student’s understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry, enhance the student’s competencies in ministry skills, and promote the student’s growth in spiritual maturity.

South University (Online) At A Glance*

  • Main campus located in the mid-sized city of Savannah, GA
  • Offers a variety online degree programs including Theology, Business & Psychology
  • Offers wide variety of online degree programs including Business, Philosophy and Religious Studies & Psychology
  • Learning opportunities include distance education and weekend/evening courses
  • Total online population: 11,143 (1,533 graduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications: 48,054 (22% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 28 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 graduate tuition: $17,010
  • Regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) to award degrees at associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, and doctoral levels.
  • Mission statement intro: South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population.

 

*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=south+university&s=all&pg=3&id=475121
Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: South University, 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31406-4805 © 2015 South University. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

 


 

Colorado Christian UniversityRequest information from Colorado Christian University

Ranked by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in the top 2% of colleges nationwide,i Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian college in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. In addition, the university was the only Christian college to be recognized as a top college on the website Colleges of Distinction.ii Its College of Undergraduate students for traditional students and College of Adult and Graduate Studies for adult students offer more than 50 degree programs. Based in Lakewood, Colorado with a 100-year evangelical heritage, Colorado Christian University is fully accredited and enrolls thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.

Colorado Christian University at a Glance*

  • Small 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school  
    Main campus is located in the mid-size city of Lakewood CO, just outside of the Denver area
  • Offers a wide range of online and campus-based degree programs including Business, Education and Psychology
  • Learning opportunities include teacher certification, distance education and weekend/evening college
  • Total student population: 5,368 (4,973 undergraduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  1,186 (98% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $25.046 ($13,596 for graduate students)
  • Regional accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Mission statement: Colorado Christian University cultivates 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.

 

[i] http://www.ccu.edu/news/ACTAtopcolleges2014/
[ii] http://www.ccu.edu/news/collegeofdistinction1314/
*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=grand+canyon+university&s=all&id=104717

 


 

Saint Leo University

Ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report,Saint Leo University has established itself as a world leader in redefining the 21st century university by making quality higher education more accessible to all. Since 1889, when it was founded by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, Saint Leo University has maintained its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths. Based in the Tampa area, the university is one of the largest Catholic institutions of higher learning in America, serving nearly 16,000 students from all 50 states and 61 countries, and remains steadfast in its mission to foster a more socially just society for all.

Saint Leo at a Glance*

  • Midsize 4-year, private not-for-profit Catholic school
  • Located in the small suburb of Saint Leo FL, the main campus is about halfway between Tampa and Orlando
  • Offers a wide range of online and campus-based degree programs including Business, Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Learning opportunities include distance education, teacher certification and weekend/evening college 
  • Total student population: 16,275 (12,640 undergraduate )
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  3,178 (77% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 15 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $19,920 ($7,596 for graduate students)
  • Mission statement intro: Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based university serving people of all faiths. Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of its community. 

 

[i] http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/saint-leo-university-137032/overall-rankings
*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=saint+leo+university&s=all&id=137032

 


 

Founded in 1946, Southwestern Christian University (SCU) is a leading christ-centered institution of liberal arts education informed and inspired by a steadfastly Biblical worldview. Located the City of Bethany near Oklahoma City and offering more than 30 undergraduate programs to students from over 20 different nations, SCU adheres to a Pentecostal blueprint for Christian living and emphasizes the core values of Scholarship, Spirit and Service. Offering a mix of campus-based and online programs, SCU provides men and women from all walks of life the education and spiritual guidance they need to make a difference in the world.

Southwestern Christian University at a Glance*

  • Small 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school 
  • Main campus is located in the large suburb of Bethany OK, just outside of Oklahoma City
  • Largely offers undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas including Theology, Human Services and Business
  • Learning opportunities include distance education and weekend/evening college
  • Total student population: 847 (804 undergraduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  405 (88% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 17 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $14,220 ($8,190 for graduate students)
  • Regional accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Mission statement: Southwestern Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution equipping students for a life of learning, leadership, and service; integrating faith, learning, and living; and empowering graduates to excel and to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

 

*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=southwestern+christian+university&s=all&id=207856

 


 

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE), Lancaster Bible College is committed to providing a quality education to help Christian students develop their God-given potential and find God’s purpose for their lives. For over 80 years, the college has nurtured a biblical worldview in its students and trained them to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the college offers online and on campus degree options at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lancaster at a Glance*

  • Small 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school
  • Main campus located in Lancaster PA, a large suburb of Philadelphia
  • Offers primarily Theology based degree programs as well as Education and Counseling
  • Learning opportunities include distance education for undergraduate, teacher certification and weekend/evening college
  • Total student population: 1,763 (1,313 undergraduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  535 (58% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 17 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees:  $18,270 ($9,270 for graduate students)
  • Regional accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Commission on Accreditation: Association for Biblical Higher Education
  • Mission statement: Lancaster Bible College exists to educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society.

 

*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=lancaster+bible+college&s=all&id=213400

 


Recognized annually as one of America’s Best College by U.S. News & World Report,i Azusa Pacific University is committed to excellence to higher education enhanced by a rich evangelical Christian heritage. Located 26 miles northeast from Los Angeles, California, APC has led the way for Christ-based education to help students make a difference in the world. Faithful to this 100-year legacy and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the university offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs, from the associate to doctoral level. 

Azusa at a Glance*

  • Midsize 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school 
  • The main campus is located in the large suburb of Azusa, just outside of Los Angeles
  • Offers mainly undergraduate degree programs including Psychology, Nursing and Education
  • Learning opportunities include distance learning and teacher certification
  • Total student population: 10,755 (6,543 undergraduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  5,329 (80% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $32,256 ($10,343 for graduate students)
  • Mission statement: Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life

 

[i] http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/azusa-pacific-university-109785/overall-rankings
*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=azusa+pacific+university&s=all&id=109785

 


 

Rooted in the liberal arts tradition and guided by its Catholic, Franciscan heritage, Cardinal Stritch University educates people of all faiths to excel in a variety of professional fields while creating a caring community, peacemaking, showing compassion and revering the rich diversity of God’s creation. Based in northern Milwaukee, with other locations throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois, the university prides itself on being competitively priced. With more than 70 fields of study, Cardinal Stritch University offers a variety of on-campus and online degree options.

Cardinal Stritch at a Glance*

  • Small 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Catholic  school 
  • Located in the large city setting of Milwaukee WI
  • Offers a variety of degree programs including Business, Education and Nursing
  • Learning opportunities include distance educaiton, teachers certification and weekend/evening college
  • Total student population: 4,407 (2,693 undergraduate)
  • 2013 undergraduate college applications:  577 (84% admitted)
  • Student to faculty ratio: 17 to 1
  • Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $25,450 ($10,812 for graduate students)
  • Regional accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Mission statement: Cardinal Stritch University, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and rooted in the liberal arts tradition, transforms lives and communities through servant leadership, learning, and service. The University is guided by the Catholic, Franciscan values of creating a caring community, peacemaking, showing compassion, and reverencing creation as we embrace and cultivate the diversity of all of God’s creation.

 

*http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Cardinal+Stritch+University&s=all&id=238430

 


 

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