The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of 181 Christian institutions around the world. The 121 member campuses in North America are fully accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition 60 affiliate campuses fro m19 countries are part of the CCCU. In addition to their baccalaureate programs, many of our members and affiliates offer master and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines.
A member institution meets five requirements: 1) It is a nonprofit, North American institution with non-probationary regional accreditation (or the Canadian equivalent) that offers comprehensive undergraduate curricula rooted in the arts and sciences; 2) It has a Christian mission statement and integrates Biblical faith into its educational programs; 3) It has an institutional policy and practice to hire only persons who profess faith in Jesus Christ as full-time faculty members and administrators; 4) It is committed to advancing the cause of Christian higher education and is supportive of other Christian colleges and universities; and 5) It operates under the standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Affiliate members are North American institutions that have Christian missions but do not reflect all characteristics necessary for full membership.
Theological affiliates are accredited seminaries and Bible schools in North America that meet requirements 2-5.
International affiliates are institutions outside of North America that are focused on Christian undergraduate education in the liberal arts tradition.
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