Christian Higher Education Month (CHEM)

2013 Christian Higher Education Month - Celebrating 10 Years


Christian Higher Education Month: Celebrating 10 Years

Recognizing the outstanding contributions of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Christian colleges and universities the 108th Congress in its 1st Session passed H. RES. 300 in the House of Representatives, June 26, 2003, designating October Christian Higher Education Month.


A Current Overview of the CCCU

Founded in 1976, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is an international association of intentionally Christ-centered institutions of higher education committed to the integration of Christian faith and higher learning. The CCCU currently includes 119 member institutions and 56 affiliate institutions. CCCU members and affiliates are located in 32 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 20 total nations worldwide.


The CCCU is located in the historic Capitol Hill residential neighborhood in the heart of Washington, DC.


CCCU member and affiliate campuses serve over 400,000 students annually.


Nearly 30,000 faculty members serve in CCCU member and affiliate institutions.

Christian Traditions

The Council includes institutions from over 30 different Christian denominations.


All member institutions hold regional accreditation and are represented in colleges and universities located in all six geographic regions covered by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


CCCU institutions compete in Division I, II, and III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and Division I and II of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).