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Colorado Christian University Online

Founded in 1914, Colorado Christian University’s first class was with two students and one teacher in a rented building. While adhering to a philosophy of combining spiritual Christian training and a college curriculum, the school has since expanded to having more than 3,500 students enrolled in 50 academic programs. These courses are available at the university’s seven locations throughout Colorado, as well as through its extensive online program.

Programs Offered

Colorado Christian University offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees online and at one of its seven Colorado-area campuses. The school has a robust undergraduate program, which includes degrees in common subjects, such as communications, accounting, history, English, and music. Because it is a Christian university, it also offers majors in worship arts, youth ministry, and theology, and minors in church history and biblical studies. Almost all of their undergraduate degrees are available through their online programs, except for special education, elementary education, and early childhood education.

Colorado Christian University also has three graduate degrees available in business administration (MBA), counseling, and curriculum and instruction. Counseling is the only degree that isn’t available online. Finally, the school has associate-degree programs in criminal justice and general studies, as well as a host of undergraduate and graduate certificates, online at one of its seven campuses.


Colorado Christian University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1981. Its bachelor’s degree in nursing program has also been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education since 2010, and the music program has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 2004. The university is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.


Because it is a religious institution, Colorado Christian University requires freshman and transfer applicants to submit a spiritual recommendation form, completed by a pastor or mentor, in addition to test scores, transcripts, and an essay. Freshman students are required to have at least a 2.8 grade point average (GPA) and a 1380 SAT or an ACT composite score of 20. The university will still consider a student who doesn’t meet these requirements, depending on the content of the essay or recommendation, or extracurricular activity. Transfer students who have taken at least 15 credit hours of college classes also need to have a 2.8 GPA, 1380 SAT or an ACT composite score of 20. The same rules apply for students who want to enroll in the university’s online programs.

The admissions requirements are different for the three graduate degree programs. For example, the Master in Business Administration requires a student submit their Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score if their GPA is under a 3.0. The student needs to fulfill the university’s M.B.A. prerequisites, which include accounting, finance, and statistics classes, and they need at least five years of professional experience.

Admissions Contact

Colorado Christian University
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, Co. 80226

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