About CCCU

Mission and Organization

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is an international association of intentionally Christ-centered colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 120 members in North America and 56 affiliate institutions in 19 countries. 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 120 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 associations 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.