Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

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Council for Christian
Colleges and Universities
Cccu.png
Abbreviation CCCU
Formation 1976
Type INGO
Legal status Association
Purpose Educational
Location
Region served North America
Membership 115[1]
Main organ Board of Directors
Affiliations American Council on Education
Council of Independent Colleges
International Council for Higher Education
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Washington Higher Education Secretariat
Staff 71[2]
Volunteers 120[2]
Website www.cccu.org

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) is an international association of Christian institutions of higher education working to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 115 members in North America and 69 affiliate institutions in 25 countries. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. The most recent president, Edward O. Blews Jr., entered office on January 1, 2013, and discharged by the association's board without explanation on October 22, 2013.[3][4] William P. Robinson, former president of Whitworth University, was named the interim president.[3] In 2014 Shirley Hoogstra was named the president; she is the first female president. [5]

The association has a $13 million budget, 72 employees and hundreds of volunteer leaders,.[6]

Student programs[edit]

The CCCU administers a number of student programs around the world.[7] More than 700 students take part in these programs each year. Students of CCCU member institutions have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs in Australia, China, Latin America, the Middle East, Oxford, England, Russia, and Uganda. There is also a public affairs program and a journalism program in Washington, D.C., a contemporary music program in Nashville, and a film studies program in Los Angeles.

Members[edit]

Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the CCCU has 115 members in North America. For full membership in the CCCU, the institutions must:

  • "Offer comprehensive undergraduate curricula rooted in the arts and sciences."
  • "Be located in North America."
  • "Have non-probationary regional accreditation (U.S. campuses only)."
  • "Have a public, board-approved institutional mission or purpose statement that is Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith."
  • "Curricular and extra-curricular programs reflect the integration of scholarship, biblical faith and service."
  • "Hire as full-time faculty members and administrators only persons who profess faith in Jesus Christ."
  • "Have been, are now, and will continue to be supportive of other Christian colleges."
  • "Have a commitment to advance the cause of Christian higher education through active participation in the programs of the Council."
  • "Demonstrate responsible financial operations."
  • "Have institutional practices which reflect high ethical standards."
  • "Conduct fund raising activities in a manner consistent with the standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability."[8]
Institution
name
City/
town
State/
province
Total
enrollment
[9]
Current
affiliation
Year
founded
Regional
accreditation
[10]
Year
joined
[11]
Abilene Christian University Abilene Texas 4,669 Churches of Christ 1906 1971 1982
Anderson University Anderson Indiana 2,737 Church of God (Anderson) 1917 1946 1982
Anderson University Anderson South Carolina 2,279 South Carolina Baptist Convention 1848 1959 2011
Asbury University Wilmore Kentucky 1,613 None 1890 1940 1976
Azusa Pacific University Azusa California 8,548 None 1899 1961 1976
Belhaven University Jackson Mississippi 2,619 None 1883 1946 1979
Bethel College Mishawaka Indiana 2,075 Missionary Church 1947 1971 1984
Bethel University Arden Hills Minnesota 4,332 Baptist General Conference 1871 1959 1976
Biola University La Mirada California 5,893 None 1908 1961 1976
Bluefield College Bluefield Virginia 736 Baptist General Association of Virginia 1922 1949 2008
Bluffton University Bluffton Ohio 1,149 Mennonite Church 1899 1953 1991
Bryan College Dayton Tennessee 1,079 None 1930 1969 1976
California Baptist University Riverside California 4,013 Southern Baptist Convention 1950 1961 1990
Calvin College Grand Rapids Michigan 4,171 Christian Reformed Church 1876 1930 1981
Campbellsville University Campbellsville Kentucky 2,830 Southern Baptist Convention 1906 1963 1976
Carson-Newman College Jefferson City Tennessee 2,032 Southern Baptist Convention 1851 1927 2003
Cedarville University Cedarville Ohio 3,066 Baptist 1887 1975 1991
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout Missouri 1,334 Presbyterian Church USA 1906 1961 1996
Colorado Christian University Lakewood Colorado 2,599 None 1914 1981 1985
Concordia University Irvine Irvine California 3,251 Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1976 1981 2011
Corban University Salem Oregon 1,031 Baptist 1935 1971 1992
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids Michigan 2,440 None 1941 1977 1991
Covenant College Lookout Mountain Georgia 1,343 Presbyterian Church in America 1955 1971 1976
Crown College St. Bonifacius Minnesota 1,229 Christian and Missionary Alliance 1916 1980 1997
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Texas 5,297 Baptist 1898 1959 1984
Dordt College Sioux Center Iowa 1,361 Christian Reformed Church 1955 1969 1981
East Texas Baptist University Marshall Texas 1,210 Southern Baptist Convention 1912 1957 1995
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Virginia 1,387 Mennonite Church 1917 1959 1976
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy Massachusetts 1,000 Church of the Nazarene 1900 1943 1982
Eastern University St. Davids Pennsylvania 4,364 American Baptist Churches USA 1952 1954 1976
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs Georgia 800 International Pentecostal Holiness Church 1919 1967 2011
Erskine College Due West South Carolina 864 Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 1839 1925 1981
Evangel University Springfield Missouri 1,911 Assemblies of God Church 1955 1965
Fresno Pacific University Fresno California 2,436 Mennonite Brethren Church 1944 1961 1981
Geneva College Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1,951 Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America 1848 1922 1976
George Fox University Newberg Oregon 3,383 Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends (evangelical) 1885 1959 1976
Gordon College Wenham Massachusetts 1,748 None 1889 1961 1976
Goshen College Goshen Indiana 957 Mennonite Church 1894 1941 1985
Grace College and Theological Seminary Winona Lake Indiana 1,509 Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches 1948 1976 1976
Greenville College Greenville Illinois 1,618 Free Methodist Church 1892 1948 1976
Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal Missouri 1,150 Southern Baptist Convention 1928 2007 2010
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene Texas 2,387 Baptist General Convention of Texas 1891 1927 2003
Hope International University Fullerton California 864 None 1928 1969 1994
Houghton College Houghton New York 1,415 Wesleyan Church 1883 1935 1976
Houston Baptist University Houston Texas 2,564 Southern Baptist Convention 1960 1968 2000
Howard Payne University Brownwood Texas 1,388 Baptist General Convention of Texas 1889 1948 2000
Huntington University Huntington Indiana 1,230 United Brethren Church 1897 1961 1978
Indiana Wesleyan University Marion Indiana 15,442 Wesleyan Church 1920 1966 1976
John Brown University Siloam Springs Arkansas 2,017 None 1919 1962 1976
Judson College Marion Alabama 324 Southern Baptist Convention 1838 1925
Judson University Elgin Illinois 1,239 American Baptist Churches USA 1963 1973
Kentucky Christian University Grayson Kentucky 662 Christian churches and churches of Christ 1919 1984 1999
King College Bristol Tennessee 1,702 Presbyterian Church USA 1867 1947 1979
King's University College Edmonton Alberta 652* None 1979 - 1987
Lee University Cleveland Tennessee 4,922 Church of God (Cleveland) 1918 1960 1981
LeTourneau University Longview Texas 3,662 None 1946 1970 1985
Lipscomb University Nashville Tennessee 3,073 Churches of Christ 1891 1954 1999
Louisiana College Pineville Louisiana 1,096 Southern Baptist Convention 1906 1923 2003
Malone University Canton Ohio 2,442 Evangelical Friends Church - Eastern Region 1892 1964 1976
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita California 1,417 None 1927 1975 1978
Messiah College Grantham Pennsylvania 2,802 None 1909 1963 1976
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe Kansas 1,743 Church of the Nazarene 1966 1974 1978
Milligan College Carter County Tennessee 1,018 Christian churches and churches of Christ 1866 1960 1984
Mississippi College Clinton Mississippi 4,741 Southern Baptist Convention 1826 1922 2003
Missouri Baptist University St. Louis Missouri 4,614 Baptist 1957 1978 2005
Montreat College Montreat North Carolina 1,113 Presbyterian Church USA 1916 1960 1985
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon Ohio 2,558 Church of the Nazarene 1968 1972 1982
North Central University Minneapolis Minnesota 1,200 General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America 1930 1964 2010
North Greenville University Tigerville South Carolina 2,160 Southern Baptist Convention 1891 1957 2000
North Park University Chicago Illinois 3,244 Evangelical Covenant Church 1891 1926 1981
Northwest Christian University Eugene Oregon 534 Christian churches and churches of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1895 1962 1981
Northwest Nazarene University Nampa Idaho 1,939 Church of the Nazarene 1913 1930 1979
Northwest University Kirkland Washington 1,246 Assemblies of God Church 1934 1973 1992
Northwestern College Orange City Iowa 1,226 Reformed Church in America 1882 1953
Nyack College Nyack New York 3,041 Christian and Missionary Alliance 1882 1962 1976
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee Oklahoma 1,769 Southern Baptist Convention 1910 1952 1994
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City Oklahoma 2,166 Churches of Christ 1950 1966 1998
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartletsville Oklahoma 1,021 Wesleyan Church 1909 1978 1978
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Illinois 4,521 Church of the Nazarene 1907 1956 1978
Oral Roberts University Tulsa Oklahoma 3,067 None 1963 1971 1997
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach Florida 3,226 None 1968 1972 1982
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego California 3,390 Church of the Nazarene 1902 1949 1979
Redeemer University College Ancaster Ontario 900* None 1982 - 1986
Roberts Wesleyan College North Chili New York 1,902 Free Methodist Church 1866 1963 1982
San Diego Christian College El Cajon California 422 None 1970 1984 2008
Seattle Pacific University Seattle Washington 3,891 Free Methodist Church 1891 1933 1976
Shorter University Rome Georgia 1,136 Southern Baptist Convention 1873 1923 2009
Simpson University Redding California 1,147 Christian and Missionary Alliance 1921 1969 1976
Southeastern University, Inc. Lakeland Florida 3,075 Assemblies of God Church 1935 1986 2002
Southern Nazarene University Bethany Oklahoma 2,069 Church of the Nazarene 1899 1956 1978
Southern Wesleyan University Central South Carolina 2,391 Wesleyan Church 1906 1973 1978
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar Missouri 3,656 Southern Baptist Convention 1878 1957 1995
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor Michigan 3,973 Free Methodist Church 1873 1960 1978
Sterling College Sterling Kansas 653 Presbyterian Church USA 1887 1928/1957 1980
Tabor College Hillsboro Kansas 612 Mennonite Brethren Church 1908 1965 1979
Taylor University Upland Indiana 1,871 None 1846 1947 1976
Toccoa Falls College Toccoa Falls Georgia 899 Christian and Missionary Alliance 1911 1983 2008
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville Tennessee 2,366 Church of the Nazarene 1901 1969 1980
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights Illinois 1,404 None 1959 1976 1980
Trinity International University Deerfield Illinois 2,694 Evangelical Free Church 1897 1969 1976
Trinity Western University Langley British Columbia 3,017* Evangelical Free Church 1962 - 1986
Union University Jackson Tennessee 3,655 Southern Baptist Convention 1823 1948 1993
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton Texas 2,648 Baptist General Convention of Texas 1845 1926 2008
University of Northwestern Roseville Minnesota 3,023 None 1902 1978
University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls South Dakota 1,589 American Baptist Churches USA 1883 1931/1958 1981
University of the Southwest Hobbs New Mexico 509 Baptist 1962 1980 2008
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa California 2,149 Assemblies of God Church 1920 1964
Warner Pacific College Portland Oregon 973 Church of God (Anderson) 1937 1961 1982
Warner University Lake Wales Florida 1,154 Church of God (Anderson) 1968 1977 1982
Waynesburg University Waynesburg Pennsylvania 2,549 Presbyterian Church USA 1849 1950 2003
Westmont College Santa Barbara California 1,340 None 1937 1957 1976
Wheaton College Wheaton Illinois 2,915 None 1860 1916 1976
Whitworth University Spokane Washington 2,704 Presbyterian Church USA 1890 1933 1981
Williams Baptist College Walnut Ridge Arkansas 560 Southern Baptist Convention 1941 1963 1994

Affiliates[edit]

By the end of 2011, the CCCU's 69 affiliates in 25 countries included: "institutions which do not fully meet member curriculum or hiring criteria," "institutions which are not primarily four-year undergraduate colleges," and "institutions outside North America."[12]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment* Year Joined
Alphacrucis College Australia
Africa Nazarene University Kenya
Ambrose University College Calgary, Alberta 1921
Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore, Kentucky 1923 1,662
Crandall University Moncton, New Brunswick
Baylor University Waco, Texas
Bethany University Scotts Valley, California
Bible College of New Zealand New Zealand
Briercrest College and Seminary Caronport, Saskatchewan
Cairn University Langhorne, Pennsylvania 1913 1,127
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina
Central Christian College McPherson, Kansas
Charleston Southern University Charleston, South Carolina
Chongshin University and Theological Seminary Republic of Korea
Christ's College (Taiwan) Taiwan
Christelijke Hogeschool Ede Netherlands
Columbia International University Columbia, South Carolina
Cornerstone Christian College South Africa
Crestmont College Rancho Palos Verdes, California
CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences India
Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas, Texas
Daystar University Kenya
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs, Georgia
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, Ohio
Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, California
Gereformeerde Hogeschool Netherlands
Handong Global University Republic of Korea
Hannam University Republic of Korea
The International University Austria
Jerusalem University College Jerusalem, Israel
John Wesley Theological College Hungary
Johnson University Knoxville, Tennessee
Korea Nazarene University Republic of Korea
Kuyper College Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lancaster Bible College Lancaster, Pennsylvania
LCC International University Lithuania
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary Lincoln, Illinois
Maranatha Christian University Indonesia
McMaster Divinity College Hamilton, Ontario
Mid-American Christian University Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Moody Bible Institute Chicago, Illinois
Multnomah University Portland, Oregon
Myongji University Republic of Korea
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology Kenya
North Central University Minneapolis, Minnesota
North Haiti Christian University Haiti
Norwegian Teacher Academy Norway
Ohio Valley University Vienna, West Virginia
Prairie Bible Institute Three Hills, Alberta
Providence College and Seminary Otterburne, Manitoba
Queensland University Brisbane, Australia
Regent University Virginia Beach, Virginia
Russian-American Christian University Russia
Sheng-te Christian College Taiwan
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, North Carolina
Southwestern College Phoenix, Arizona
St. Petersburg Christian University Russian Federation
Taylor University College and Seminary Edmonton, Alberta 1939 250
Tokyo Christian University Japan
Tyndale University College and Seminary Toronto, Ontario
Uganda Christian University Uganda
Universidad Cristiana Latinoamericana Ecuador
Universidad Evangélica Boliviana Bolivia
Universitas Pelita Harapan Indonesia
Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Walla Walla University College Place, Washington
Wesley Institute Australia
William and Catherine Booth College Winnipeg, Manitoba
William Jessup University Rocklin, California
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Oxford, England

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