About the CCCU

CCCU Membership

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of 181 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. The 121 member campuses in North America are all fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts & sciences. In addition, 60 affiliate campuses from 19 countries are part of the CCCU. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C.


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.

Context of U.S. Higher Education

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are over 4,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States. These include 1,600 private, nonprofit campuses, about 900 of which define themselves as religiously affiliated. However, only 121 intentionally Christ-centered institutions in the U.S. have qualified for membership in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.


Programs and Services

With a $13 million budget, 65 employees and hundreds of 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.