Valued Partners Directory
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. Founded in 1976, the organization represents campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 19 countries. Our online Valued Partners Directory gives organizations the opportunity to showcase their connection to Christian higher education by providing detailed descriptions of relevant products and services with links directly to their website.
5 Degrees Branding
5 Degrees Branding is a creative brand-building agency specializing in enrollment marketing, institutional branding, and website development for independent colleges and seminaries. 5° has helped 15 CCCU institutions across the country grow and tell their unique stories in new and compelling ways via digital and print solutions.
More helpful resources from 5 Degrees Branding can be found here.
America’s Christian Credit Union
America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) is not just a bank, and not merely a credit union – we are a co-operative of believers pooling resources to support the greater body of Christ. ACCU provides financial solutions tailored to Christian: schools, universities, churches, ministries, health sharing organizations, and individuals that support a biblical worldview. Chances are if you work at, volunteer at, attended, or are a member of any of these organizations – anywhere in the country – you qualify for membership. Choose America’s Christian Credit Union and discover banking with a financial partner who understands your faith and moves you forward. We are stronger together.
Valued CCCU partner for 6 years
Ardeo Education Solutions
Ardeo is a mission-driven company that helps colleges increase enrollment by providing Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) that are smart for students and smart for institutions.
LRAPs are a compelling safety-net for students and provide a powerful promise: if income after graduation is modest, we’ll help repay your educational loans.
Asset Strategy Consultants
ASC has supported and serviced Higher-Ed for almost three decades. Whether it be traditional consulting, out-sourced CIO (OCIO), or advising on 403(b) Plans, we can help grow endowments/foundations and retirement plans using customized solutions and a depth of resources. ASC assists institutional clients in managing investment risk and achieving long-term investment goals. Headquartered in Maryland, ASC has three other offices along the East Coast.
C2AE is an architecture and engineering design firm with 55 years of experience in the education market. Our integrated, full-service design team collaborates with intention and thinks at the enterprise level—considering each project from the lens of our clients’ missional goals—to create transformative, holistic, and economical results.
Valued CCCU partner for 6 years
CampusEDU is a new online platform designed to link CCCU Institutions and share state of the art online courses taught by CCCU traditional faculty. In the next 12 months, CampusEDU will be launching a Discovery Tool, Traditional Online Courses and a Degree Audit Tool designed to link CCCU institutions together to share courses.
As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving higher education institutions and other nonprofits, CapinCrouse provides audit, accounting, tax, advisory, and cybersecurity services to help you achieve your mission. We’re here to support you with over 45 years of higher education expertise and a dedicated team of specialists.
Christian Community Credit Union
Christian Community Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution where your money is at work building God’s Kingdom. We offer a full range of financial services for Christian universities, churches, ministries, and individuals. Dedicated to God-honoring service, we share your faith values and give back to missions and ministry projects worldwide. It’s our blessing to partner with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities with a grant to encourage collaboration among professors serving at the CCCU institutions and furthering Christian higher education. Whether you’re serving in ministry at an organization, your family, or community, we’re here to serve your banking needs so you can earn more, save more, and give more. Click here for personal financial education tools. Join Christian Community Credit Union today!
Since 1987, Computer Comforts, Inc. has built a reputation for manufacturing innovative computer furniture and providing exceptional customer service. Now evolved into a turnkey educational furniture manufacturer, Computer Comforts has helped 10 of the CCCU Institutions outfit a variety of different learning environments on their campuses. We are also leading the way in furniture designs for emerging teaching methods, such as Active Learning, SCALE-UP, Flipped Classrooms and Collaborative.
More helpful resources from Computer Comforts, Inc. can be found here.
Creative Dining Services
Design Group International
The Fund Raising School
From the neighborhood nonprofit to NGOs around the world, with a wide range of charitable organizations in between, The Fund Raising School is a well-regarded and trustworthy source of fundraising training – grounded in relevant research and proven best practice. Nearly five decades of results speak for themselves. Our alumni meet or exceed their fundraising goals at rates higher than the national average.
More helpful resources from The Fund Raising School can be found here.
Gonser Gerber LLP, founded in 1950 as the nation’s first comprehensive advancement consulting firm, provides clients with individually-crafted consulting relationships. Over 800 organizations have been served, many of whom are faith-based. These relationships result in innovative solutions, improved philanthropic performance, and goals achieved. Services include: advancement counsel; campaign readiness studies; campaign counsel; advancement program and foundation audits; executive search; strategic planning; Gonser Gerber Institute programs; and leadership development.
More helpful resources from Gonser Gerber LLP can be found here.
We share a passion for preserving Christian education in a shifting higher ed landscape. Our mission is to empower your frontline enrollment team to meet their established goals and the institution's revenue needs. We offer accessible predictive modeling tools for recruiting and retention that provide clear guidance to drive their daily workflow. The analytics inform your marketing and tuition discounting, saving time and dollars as you efficiently traverse a dynamic prospect pool.
InterLearn is a higher education consulting company focused on developing curriculum for online programs. Our goal is to design programs and offer services that support your growth and help you accomplish your mission in the areas of curriculum design, student recruiting, accreditation, financial aid, and staff and faculty search.
JobfitMatters is a Christian executive search firm serving CCCU member institutions for over 25 years in presidential and cabinet-level searches. Our proprietary process for understanding giftedness and fit has led to flourishing and longevity in the 100+ education searches we have completed.
More helpful resources from JobfitMatters can be found here.
Keel Point serves institutions by providing customized investment services. We view each client relationship as a partnership, driven by communication and shared commitment to your mission, vision, values and goals. We are committed to maintaining our boutique culture, where proactive “high touch” customized client service is a priority. We would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your institution.
More helpful resources from Keel Point can be found here.
Lathrop GPM is a full-service, Am Law 200 law firm with nearly 400 attorneys from coast to coast. Our team specializes in assisting colleges and universities, including private non-profit and faith-based institutions, comply with higher education laws and with legal needs related to employment, student affairs, institutional governance, and more. trainED – a nationally recognized provider of higher education training and compliance services – is an outgrowth and extension of Lathrop GPM’s higher education law practice. Through trainED, our attorneys provide trauma-informed web-based and live trainings for students, faculty, and staff that satisfy Title IX and VAWA compliance and training obligations.
Messiah University Graduate Programs
Are you ready to advance your career with a graduate degree or certificate? Messiah University graduate programs provide academic rigor and excellence through a convenient and flexible mix of learning options. Our nine programs include nine master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. The coursework for most graduate programs is conducted primarily online, with some being fully online and others being fully residential. As an employee or graduate from a CCCU-affiliated school students will receive a 10% discount for specific programs.
More helpful resources from Messiah University Graduate Programs can be found here.
Metz Culinary Management
Metz Culinary Management is a privately owned, family-driven company that works closely with you to understand the culture of your school. Because of our restaurant background Metz is ahead of campus dining trends and we will customize a healthy, farm-fresh dining program that will enhance the student experience and positively contribute to recruiting and retention.
National Management Resources
National Management Resources Corporation was founded in 1978. National provides services exclusively to private institutions of higher learning. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning and setups, security, and construction management. National tailors its services to meet the needs and goals of the clients they serve. With National, you can rest assured that your facilities look their best or recruitment, retention, and advancement. National helps make colleges and universities look picture perfect all of the time.
Paskill Stapleton & Lord
A premier higher education enrollment marketing agency, Paskill Stapleton & Lord is recognized for: brand strategy and creative; website solutions; digital and traditional advertising; video and motion content; market research; and live experience events. Since 1986, PS&L has led hundreds of colleges and universities to better enrollments and stronger brands.
More helpful resources from Paskill Stapleton & Lord can be found here.
Paymerang’s award-winning electronic payables solution provides a simple, secure and profitable way to pay your vendors-saving clients hundreds of hours each year and reducing the risk of payment fraud. Paymerang processes billions in payments annually for clients from coast to coast in all verticals and includes over 200,000 suppliers who receive payments electronically.
Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive approach to improve student outcomes. Our unique software and approach will strengthen early alert, student care, and retention on your campus. Our relationship-focused perspective allows you to identify at-risk students, eliminate campus silos, increase student engagement, and enrich your culture of student success.
More helpful resources from Pharos Resources can be found here.
PHRP Online Training
PHRP Online Training is a certification course meeting Federal requirements for those involved in human subjects research. It is available in three languages and offers a variety of CE credits. New for 2020-21 is our curriculum guide for faculty who use PHRP in teaching. We count a number of CCCU institutions among our subscribers. Contact us about our flexible and affordable group subscription plans.
More helpful resources from PHRP Online Training can be found here.
Pioneer College Caterers
Pioneer College Caterers has been serving faith-based colleges, universities and seminaries exclusively since 1973. We serve 44 partners in 21 states, nationwide. With an unyielding commitment to relationships founded on integrity, trust, and a shared mission, we are honored 20 of our partners are CCCU members. For more information, please contact:
Progressus Education Services offers training and curriculum for your students in the area of quality management. Progressus also provides quality management training and application services to support accreditation and achieve quality institutional improvements and sustainable growth. Progressus is a higher education affiliate partner of the Quality Management Institute.
More helpful resources from ProgressUs can be found here.
Remodel Health is health benefits software for employers that helps save money and care better for employees. $24+ million have been regained back into these organizations by switching from old group plans into new individual benefits. Explore your full spectrum of options and learn how to rethink employee health benefits.
More helpful resources from Remodel Health can be found here.
Revelations in Business© Seminar: Connecting Your Business Plan with God’s Purpose and Plan for Your Life
This interactive, engaging program, delivered onsite and virtually, is designed for Students, Faculty, and Staff. It includes Biblical Principles, Practical Tools, and Real-Life Examples for achieving your spiritual goals in cadence with your professional objectives.
“Shelette Stewart is not only a respected business leader, she is a committed Christian with a servant’s heart for helping others succeed.”
- Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A
Ruffalo Noel Levitz
We’re Here to Make Colleges, Universities, and Nonprofits Successful and Vibrant Through Inspired and Relevant Engagement.
For more than 40 years, colleges and nonprofit organizations have turned to Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. Our mission is to make colleges, universities, and nonprofits successful and vibrant with inspired and relevant engagement with our team of experts.
At Slingshot, the baseline is: every single student, every single course material, by the first day of class, at an affordable price. Slingshot offers Equitable Access course material delivery models, and complimentary services to help institutions operate a campus store, mailroom, or print operation. Whether institutions need software or people resources, they can tailor the solution to meet campus needs. Slingshot has offices and warehouses in Central Indiana and Las Vegas, NV. Learn more at slingshotedu.com. Slingshot was formerly Tree of Life Bookstores.
As the Program Administrator for the CCCU Property & Liability Insurance Consortium, Sovereign is proud to help benefit Christian higher education by purchasing insurance together. Since inception in 2019 the Consortium has helped save CCCU members nearly $1M off their insurance costs while increasing liability protection by an average of $20M.
More helpful resources from Sovereign Insurance can be found here.
Stewart Consulting, LLC
Stewart Consulting, LLC takes a Christian worldview approach to developing strategic plans and programs for higher ed institutions, including many CCCU members, to help them pivot and thrive during unprecedented times. Dr. K. Shelette Stewart is a Harvard University graduate and Fulbright Specialist with over 20 years of leadership experience with prominent organizations including Harvard Business School.
TEL Education is a non-profit organization focused on equitable access to high-quality, affordable learning. TEL offers its library of general education courses to high schools, colleges and universities, and homeschool parents and organizations. To support affordable life-learning, TEL also maintains a free reference library and offers low-cost certificate courses.
Thrivent Credit Union
TimelyMD is a convenient and cost-effective way for students to receive medical and mental health support for common conditions that can be safely and accurately diagnosed and treated online. TimelyMD allows students to access a doctor or mental health provider 24/7/365 anywhere in the United States via a short and secure video or phone visit.
Total Advancement Solutions, a division of Generis Partners
With decades of experience raising millions of dollars for CCCU schools, our team of “Kingdom-first” advancement professionals will come alongside you to provide data-informed, innovative, flexible strategies. Let us help you with interim advancement leadership, campaigns, and annual giving, because there’s never been a better time to have outside counsel.
Vanderbloemen is an executive search firm that serves teams with a greater purpose by aligning their people solutions for growth: hiring, compensation, succession, and culture. Through its retained executive search and consulting services, Vanderbloemen serves churches, schools, nonprofits, family offices, and values-based businesses in the United States and internationally in hiring and succession planning.
More helpful resources from Vanderbloemen can be found here.
VOMO is the leading volunteer management platform that provides organizations with the tools needed to initiate projects, connect to community causes, and to measure and amplify the impact of their volunteer efforts. VOMO eliminates the hassle of coordinating a volunteer program with features including social media integration, at-a-glance analytics, and complete setup guidance from a dedicated VOMO Concierge. The platform is uniquely built with organizers and volunteers in mind, powering efficient and meaningful collaboration between students, alumni, staff, and their community.
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XLerant provides budgeting, forecasting and reporting solutions designed to make a complex process accessible for finance teams and budget managers alike. With more than 85 higher education customers, XLerant serves small to mid-size institutions who value collaborative environments as an effective way to engage faculty and staff. Learn more: XLerant.com
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