- Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Council for Christian
Colleges and Universities
Abbreviation CCCU Formation 1976 Type INGO Legal status Association Purpose/focus Educational Location 321 Eighth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Region served North America Membership 110 President Paul R. Corts Main organ Board of Directors Affiliations American Council on Education
Council of Independent Colleges
International Council for Higher Education
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Washington Higher Education Secretariat
Staff 71 Volunteers 120 Website www.cccu.org
The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) is an organization designed to help primarily Protestant and evangelical Christian institutions of higher education cooperate and communicate with one another. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C..
Best Semester programs
The CCCU administers a number of student programs around the world. More than 700 students take part in these programs each year. Students of CCCU member institutions have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs in Australia, China, Latin America, the Middle East, Oxford, England, Russia, and Uganda. There is also a public affairs program and a journalism program in Washington, D.C., a contemporary music program in Nashville, and a film studies program in Los Angeles.
Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the CCCU has 109 members in North America. For full membership in the CCCU, the institutions must:
- "Offer comprehensive undergraduate curricula rooted in the arts and sciences."
- "Be located in North America."
- "Have non-probationary regional accreditation (U.S. campuses only)."
- "Have a public, board-approved institutional mission or purpose statement that is Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith."
- "Curricular and extra-curricular programs reflect the integration of scholarship, biblical faith and service."
- "Hire as full-time faculty members and administrators only persons who profess faith in Jesus Christ."
- "Have been, are now, and will continue to be supportive of other Christian colleges."
- "Have a commitment to advance the cause of Christian higher education through active participation in the programs of the Council."
- "Demonstrate responsible financial operations."
- "Have institutional practices which reflect high ethical standards."
- "Conduct fund raising activities in a manner consistent with the standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability."
By the end of 2008, the CCCU's 70 affiliates in 24 countries included: "institutions which do not fully meet member curriculum or hiring criteria," "institutions which are not primarily four-year undergraduate colleges," and "institutions outside North America."
- ^ "Members and affiliates". http://www.cccu.org/members_and_affiliates.
- ^ a b "Members, Affiliates & the CCCU at a Glance". Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. http://www.cccu.org/about/profile. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- ^ "Best Semester". http://www.bestsemester.com.
- ^ "Member criteria". http://www.cccu.org/members_and_affiliates/member__affiliate_application__criteria.
- ^ U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, *with the exception of Canadian institutions.
- ^ Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- ^ Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Members
- ^ "Affiliate criteria". http://www.cccu.org/members_and_affiliates/affiliate_application__criteria.
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