About the CCCU

CCCU Membership

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of 180 Christian institutions around the world. The 115 member campuses in North America are all regionally accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 65 affiliate campuses from 20 countries are part of the CCCU. The CCCU encompasses 35 Protestant denominations, as well as the Catholic church, in its membership. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C.

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To advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

Our Place in U.S. Higher Education

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are more than 4,700 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States. These include nearly 3,100 private institutions, just over 1,000 of which define themselves as religiously affiliated. Of those, 141 have found common cause in the mission of the CCCU.


Programs and Services

With a $12 million budget, 65 employees and more than a hundred volunteer leaders, the CCCU provides more than 100 programs and services to fulfill the Council's mission and to meet the needs of Christ-centered colleges and universities.

The CCCU provides unique services for:

Learn more about CCCU's unique niche in higher education by downloading the CCCU Profile.