Colorado Christian University

Private, Four-years School Located in Lakewood, CO

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How much is the CCU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, CCU's tuition & fees is $39,266.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,040 when a student lives on-campus.

CCU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$39,266
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$11,194
On-campus Expenses$580
Off-campus Room & Board$10,608
Off-campus Expenses$580
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$37,492

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CCU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $444,006 at CCU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $491,913. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $348,781.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$57,432$69,287$50,772
Sophomore (2024-25)$84,002$95,938$68,858
Junior (2025-26)$122,865$134,882$95,275
Senior (2026-27)$179,707$191,806$133,875
4 Years Total$444,006$491,913$348,781
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$84,002$95,938$68,858
Sophomore (2025-26)$122,865$134,882$95,275
Junior (2026-27)$179,707$191,806$133,875
Senior (2027-28)$262,846$275,029$190,296
4 Years Total$649,421$697,655$488,305
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$122,865$134,882$95,275
Sophomore (2026-27)$179,707$191,806$133,875
Junior (2027-28)$262,846$275,029$190,296
Senior (2028-29)$384,449$396,715$272,782
4 Years Total$949,868$998,432$692,228
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$179,707$191,806$133,875
Sophomore (2027-28)$262,846$275,029$190,296
Junior (2028-29)$384,449$396,715$272,782
Senior (2029-30)$562,311$574,660$393,391
4 Years Total$1,389,313$1,438,210$990,344
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$262,846$275,029$190,296
Sophomore (2028-29)$384,449$396,715$272,782
Junior (2029-30)$562,311$574,660$393,391
Senior (2030-31)$822,457$834,891$569,759
4 Years Total$2,032,063$2,081,295$1,426,228

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CCU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $18,146.
In-StateOut-of-State
Colorado Christian University$39,266
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CCU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Colorado Christian UniversityLakewood, CO$39,266$16,733
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyBoston, MA$41,010$42,095
Saint Leo UniversitySaint Leo, FL$28,360$15,840
Augsburg UniversityMinneapolis, MN$43,942$13,950
Baldwin Wallace UniversityBerea, OH$37,938$12,168
Freed-Hardeman UniversityHenderson, TN$25,000$11,700
Hamline UniversitySaint Paul, MN$48,311$10,281
Mills College at Northeastern UniversityOakland, CA$30,950$36,443
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport, LA$20,481$19,846
Mercy CollegeDobbs Ferry, NY$22,106$18,960
Quinnipiac UniversityHamden, CT$53,090$18,217

Financial Aid and COA

At Colorado Christian University, 4,091 students (57%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,658.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CCU is $39,382 for students living on-campus and $38,796 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 488 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,200 and the average amount of student loans is $7,561.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,040
COA (off-campus)$51,454
Tuition & Fees$39,266
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,774
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,188
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$39,382
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,796
Average Financial Aid$12,658
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,09157%$12,658
Pell Grants2,33933%$4,025
Federal Student Loan3,03242%$9,324
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid488100%-
Grants or Scholarships488100%$25,200
Federal Grants10722%$7,734
Pell Grants10722%$4,667
Other Federal Grants10522%$3,125
State/Local Grants6113%$4,171
Institutional Grants48499%$23,172
Student Loan Aid23047%$7,561
Federal Student Loans22646%$5,339
Other Student Loans367%$14,787

Student Population

Colorado Christian University has a total of 8,964 students including 7,602 undergraduate and 1,362 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,697 male students and 5,775 female students attending CCU. The school offers online degree programs and 5,248 students enrolled online exclusively (58.55% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,472 2,6975,775
Undergraduate7,188 2,3784,810
Graduate1,284 319965

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO
Phone303-963-3000
WEBhttps://www.ccu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered128 Programs
Online Program Offered76 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered25 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,964
Graduation Rate60%
Retention Rate83% (Full-time), 28% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties107 (Full-time), 516 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs526 (Full-time), 535 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,704
Average Staff Salary$54,990