Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University (CCU) is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Founded in 1914, CCU is the flagship Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region. A leader in higher education, the University was ranked in the top two percent of colleges nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni — for the past five years. In 2016, CCU was named one of the “Best Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners” by Washington Monthly.
CCU is known for award-winning academics in a distinctly Christian environment and offers more than 100 degree programs for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 7,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
Colorado Christian University demonstrates its commitment to Christ-centered higher education through its Strategic Objectives that serve as a guiding compass for the University. The Strategic Objectives include an institutional dedication to “traditional family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, and original intent of the Constitution and Western civilization”.
This strategic mission is reflected in every aspect of life at CCU, from courses taught in the classroom to community-based ministries and global outreach.
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87878 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University is a public policy think tank that works to enhance the public’s understanding of the most important issues facing our state and nation relating to faith, family, and freedom.
The institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy, and sponsoring publications, conferences, and other activities that advocate for civic engagement and renewing the spirit of 1776. All institute-sponsored activities are guided by the University’s Strategic Objectives.
The Centennial Institute develops and mentors young conservative leaders through events, seminars, and a 1776 Scholars internship program. Past featured speakers have included Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, and three out of the four major party presidential candidates from the 2016 election cycle.
The Western Conservative Summit is the Centennial Institute’s signature event and is the largest annual gathering of conservatives outside of Washington, D.C. This occurs in conjunction with the Young Christian Conservatives Leadership Conference (YCCLC) which offers students ages 16-20 a week of leadership development and a platform for political discourse.