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From The President

Thank you for your interest in supporting the CCCU! We invite you to join us as we work to promote and protect Christian higher education through our work in public advocacy, experiential education, and professional development. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 gives us a foundation: "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."

Below, you will find more information about our work on Capitol Hill, our efforts in leadership and professional development for staff and faculty, and our off-campus study programs. By investing in the CCCU, you invest in the future of our 180+ institutions, in the next generation of Christian thought leaders, and in building God’s kingdom throughout the world. Thank you!

Warmly, Shirley

Shirely Hoogstra

Shirley V. Hoogstra, J.D.

Monthly Prayer Focus

Late in November we recognize International Education Week. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate international education of all kinds including our 43 international campuses, our six international experiential education programs, and international students welcomed at our US institutions. Please join us in praying for all students studying internationally. We will also be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, a season which reminds us to express the deep gratitude we have for our members, friends, and the supporters who continue to advance Christ-centered higher education through the CCCU. Please pray that these supporters will be blessed as they have blessed us. As always we ask that you pray for our staff and our work on behalf of our institutions and their students.


The Case for Christian Higher Education

Annual Report

Advance Magazine: Retaining Gen Z

Advance Magazine

"You [Christian colleges] have what everybody else is desperate to have: a way of talking about and educating the human person in a way that integrates faith, emotion, and intellect. You have a recipe to nurture human beings who have a devoted heart, a courageous mind, and a purposeful soul. Almost no other set of institutions in American society has that, and everyone wants it."

-David Brooks

Thank you for your interest in supporting the future of Christian higher education. We are working to advance faith and intellect for the common good, and we could not accomplish this without the generosity of our donors. If you have questions about any of the information here, or have interest in stock, IRA, or other non-cash gifts, please contact me. It is always a pleasure to be in touch with CCCU supporters!

Joanna Barnhouse
Director of Development