Christian Higher Education Month (CHEM)

In 2003, after recognizing the “outstanding contributions” of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Christian colleges and universities in the United States, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring October as Christian Higher Education Month (CHEM).

When Congress first passed this resolution, the CCCU had 125 members and affiliates that educated more than 200,000 students and employed 15,000 faculty annually. Today, the CCCU’s 176 members and affiliates educate more than 400,000 students and employ nearly 30,000 faculty.


The following graphic illustrates the tremendous impact Christian higher education institutions have today as they continue in their mission to transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.


Download a PDF version of the 2014 CHEM Infographic


2014 CHEM Infographic