Colorado Christian University Reviews

  • 23 Reviews
  • Lakewood (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,866
100% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
70% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 10/27/2020
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended Colorado Christian University with big hopes (and promises) of learning from solid Christian leaders about how to lead people orientated organizations in Truth. While there was some good learning about leadership and real world applications of the bible today, the faculty of this school seems to hold their students to a much higher standard than they hold themselves. I was earnestly searching honest Christian mentorship, but at every turn it seems there was somebody standing in my way to discourage me. Maybe this was a test from God about how much I wanted it, but needless to say the leadership at this school was not very encouraging to my success. After promised help by the Career Services department, the head of the department all of a sudden called me a "job-hopper" and said he won't support that kind of behavior because he has a "reputation to uphold." I'm 40 years old, of course I'm going to have a few jobs under my belt, besides, I thought the real Christian reputation was to help fellow believers, not to just look out for yourself? I had other negative experiences with faculty at this school, but that was one instance that really got to me. I showed this man nothing but respect and he turned his back on me without even knowing me. I was honestly praying for a positive career experience for me and my family, but I got the door shut and locked in my face by someone that just decided to discard me. That one really hurt and is still with me. Some of the online classes had positive instructors, but for the most part they are just following a preloaded class template, and do not dive deep like they think they do. Professor involvement in the online threads in very minimal, if at all, and there are pretty much no virtual classrooms or face time with professors. If the professor does decide to do a virtual "check-in", it will typically be when they are working and have down time, like on a Tuesday at noon (I never had the opportunity to attend one). There is a very odd dynamic here with a "Liberal arts school" and a "Conservative-Good ole' Boy" vibe. This school, (I believe unintentionally), gave me the permission I needed to question Christianity. By the way, the Student Handbook that they are so fond of, gives a list of accepted Bible translations that are accepted by the university. It's odd that the King James is not on that list, however one of the books that is recommend as a course material is a Leadership Bible that is KJV. It was very odd here, their use of the term "Christian" needs to be taken with a large grain of salt, but if you have an open mind, a good attitude, and can think and stand up for yourself, you will navigate their labyrinth of inconsistencies and be stronger for it."
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2020
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"CCU was overall a good experience. I felt like I grew in both real world as well as spiritual knowledge. I was even an RA on campus for a while and enjoyed how much effort the school put into created a close campus feel. I had gone there to study global studies and poly sci. However, my JR year my dad was involved in a serious accident. I decided to move home to help take care of him and made the switch to online. CCU made it incredibly difficult for me to switch, saying school wouldn't be easier just because I was going online. They had little understanding of my situation and made no efforts to do the "Christian" thing and help me. I really enjoyed my time and education on campus but as soon as I went online I was very disappointed with the way I was treated and the level of education I received for the amount I paid."
Cece Avat
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2020
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"Colorado Christian University is an amazing college experience. The community within the student body is close connected and intimate. The faculty and staff are truly interested in getting to know you as an individual and want to help you succeed. They have so many resources that they make available to students. Personally, I have made many life longs friends during my college experience and my professors have helped to prepare me for my future career. I highly recommend this college to anyone who is looking for rigorous academics that will prepare them for real world experiences. Also if you are looking for a college with great community that will provide life long friendships, this is a great place to find both of those. The spiritual community at CCU is also incredible and really allow you to grow as an individual in your faith and providing opportunities to grow in different areas of your faith. My spiritual experience at CCU has been incredible and very formative. I have really made my faith my own and developed great relationships with people who are encouraging me to spiritually grow. No community is perfect, but the spiritual life at this college is one of the best. I highly recommend CCU to anyone who is looking for a solid Christian education."
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I came to CCU believing God was calling me there, because CCU recruitment was amazing. Now that I have spent time here I regret spending lots of money to come to a school where I am extremely unhappy. Going to class is a waste of time, because all the professors do is read off the power point and that's it, no extra information, I could do that from home and be done with the class in 2 weeks if all I had to do was memorize a power point. You're also limited to the amount of days you can miss a class and that number is like 2 (depending on the professor because some don't have a limit) but I should be allowed to miss a class if I need to without being punished by my grade, I also pay for that class who are they to tell me I can't miss a class because of personal reasons. CCU does not take into consideration that we have lives outside CCU and do not need to spend every second of the day on campus. They also won't take a sick note unless it's from the campus nurse (who every time I pass by her office is never there) which makes it difficult for those who live off campus. They also don't care about their student safety. These past couple of weeks there has been an unusual amount of snow and unexpected snow, so in the mornings the roads are not plowed yet or sanded. But CCU says you still have to show up, which for commuters is dangerous especially when some commuters live 30 mins away and there commute time doubles. I mean government buildings will shut down due to the weather but CCU won't. And one of the days it snowed the worst the state patrol told people to stay off the roads and that places should close because it was so bad. But no CCU just had to stay open. I mean they don't even plow the sidewalks and the parking lot for students until later when it's already starting to melt. The professors here will penalize you for not doing something their way or if you have a different opinion than them. The worst experience I had with a professor is when she told me my essay was plagiarized, when it was a definition from the Webster dictionary (that she told us to use) and I cited my definition properly, yet she wanted to fail me when I gave credit and did what she asked. The students here are judgmental too, I had a discussion in one of my classes, and EVERY ONE was saying how they refuse to be friends with anyone who isn't christian. Which to me seems like un-christian behavior. You also have to go to events because they are required for classes, how are you supposed to complete homework if you're required to go to late night events. The WiFi is terrible, I always get kicked off while I am working. There is NO diversity here, if you are a minority you will get judged, I've gotten looks from professors, students, faculty. And the only minorities you will see here are the cleaning staff (which is cliche and typical and it get's on my nerves) In fact speaking about the minority faculty the other day I saw a white staff member talking to one of them, with the security guard, and I heard her say loudly that she was uncomfortable and needed to leave and the staff member sarcastically said "oh look we made her upset" to the security guard. Which was a terrible thing to witness because she looked really upset. If you're a minority here you will feel excluded. I also am taking literally the exact same classes I took in high school, I took those classes so I didn't have to take them in college but now all I am getting is repeating classes. CCU had good academics but overall the real experience with professors and student life have been a let down. It's been such a let down that I hate waking up to go to CCU. I suggest you really do your research on CCU before attending."
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Absolutely awful. The first couple semesters were okay. The enrollment process was simple, it was only after committed to the program that I was made aware that it was going to take over 3 years to complete my degree. The classes themselves have little real-world application, and there is a HEAVY focus on relating every assignment to the bible. My student service adviser was difficult to get in touch with and didn't make my options clear, which resulted in a substantial charge to my account. With that being said, the financial department does a good job and is pretty straightforward with how the finance side of the organization works. I do not recommend and wish I had never attended this school."
Keyana White
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2019
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"If you are not caucasian, seek a degree elsewhere. I was an online student. The school can tell ethnicity by your name. The instructors will grade you according to that racial doctrine, yes they fix grades. The only way to get an honest evaluation of your progress at this school is by taking a quiz that's graded by a computer. The tuition at this private school is sky high. Simply put, I hate this school!"
Amy Emerson
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Colorado Christian University is a great school, and perfect for an adult. Their learning structure is one that aligns well with the life and mind of an adult student. It is an accelerated, 5-week per class program that requires one paper a week, consisting on average of 2-4 pages, until the final, which requires a few more pages. The subject matters are of real-world consequence and can be immediately applied. CCU understands that the adult student is not a full-time student; rather, they are part-time students that must fit schoolwork in to the chaos that parenting and/or full-time careers brings to life. Therefore, they do not waste time with frivolous busy work or topics that will not matter after the assignment is completed. They are very selective and considerate when they hire on faculty members, and it shows with the level of teaching and care that the instructors present. In addition, a Biblical perspective is applied to each assignment. As a Christian, I find this is a fascinating and wonderful thing, to see how Biblical principles can be applied to nearly every subject. Even more impressive is the fact that the student does not have to agree with the Biblical principle. I have seen many atheist students come back with high grade simply because they applied critical thinking and sounds arguments against the Bible. CCU encourages independent thought and provides a well-rounded and applicable program that is possible for the adult student."
Gabrielle Skrzypek
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Recieving my Bachelor's from Colorado Christian University was one of the best decisions I ever made. Before attending CCU, I had been a student at two other universities (that I really didn't feel very connected to) under several different majors. When I finally decided to pursue my degree in Biblical Studies, my first choice was CCU due to their amazing attendance options (in-seat, online, hybrid, etc.), incredibly affordable tuition model, and really focused semester-block system. Everyone from my entrance councelor to my student advisor was wonderfully helpful and supportive in getting me registered, enrolled, and connected with student aid. Once I was in my degree program, I found an incredible community. All of my professors were knowledgable, caring, passionate people who truly knew their fields and focuses, and believed in pushing the students to go deeper. They were quick to respond to questions, eager to explain the material, and understanding when life circumstances made school more challenging to keep up with. The students were equally as kind and insightful, and the community between all of us was truly a wonderful experience. As a fully online student, I always felt connected to and part of the school; which is not a statement I could honestly make of any of the other institutions I attended. Once I had graduated, I found employment very quickly and have felt very comfortable in how my schooling prepared me to keep pace with those older and more experienced than me. I honestly never thought I'd be the type of person to gush over my alma mater, but CCU is a school that's honestly worthy of it."
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2019
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"GREAT school and professors. So far I have only had 2 or 3 professors that were not that great, but that is not bad out of 2 years of study. The financial aid department is top notch! The professors I have had are wonderful and caring and always available to help out. I love this school!"
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2019
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Colorado Christian University is a University that carries the name Christian but do not practice what they teach. I came to CCU seeking a second Master's in special education there is some professors here that have terrible attitudes and very bias. With hard work and much prayer I made it to my Student internship thinking and believing with my cooperating teacher that I was doing good just to receive a D- with out no warning or no room to correct what needed to be fix in this bias instructor. I was told to go on to my Student teaching during my appeal just to be denied and embarrassed. I do not recommend this college to no way because of the unprofessional and some of the professors are liars and hypocrites."