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 60 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.
Our membership comprises one of the fastest growing sectors in higher education. 143 intentionally Christ-centered institutions of higher education in the U.S. have found common cause in the mission of the CCCU (117 as members, 26 as affiliates and theological affiliates) representing a distinct segment of the nation's 900 religiously affiliated colleges and universities. According to the U.S. Department of Education, CCCU members are counted with approximately 1,600 other private, four-year, nonprofit campuses out of over 4,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education.
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Member and Affiliate Campuses: 180
The Council holds membership in the following associations:
BestSemester proudly offers twelve off-campus and study abroad programs around the world through the CCCU.