Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) is a private Christian university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was established in 1924 as the Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary and only assumed its current name in 2004. It was met by festivities representing the university’s renewed commitment to prepare men and women regardless of ethnic groups, for the completion of chosen degree in an environment of Christian higher education. It has several extension sites in Indianapolis, IN; Sharonville, OH; and Jeffersonville, Indiana.
CCU is supported by the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ under the Restoration Movement. It was founded for the purpose of providing church leaders who are well-grounded in God’s work. Its main course of action is contained in its vision “Training Thousands to Impact Millions for Christ”. Servant leadership is considered a way of life in the CCU campus.
The degree programs offered by the university can be described as biblical, outreach-oriented, life-changing, and distinctive. Cincinnati Christian University offers its degree programs through its three (3) colleges: Cincinnati Bible College, College of Adult Learning, and the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. The Cincinnati Bible College offers undergraduate studies in Preaching Ministry, Youth Ministry, Music and Worship, Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Urban and Intercultural Ministry, and Psychology. All students major in Biblical Studies. The College of Adult Learning offers two (2) bachelor degree completion programs in Leadership and Ministry as well as Business Management which includes foundational Biblical Studies degree. Students for these programs are only required to attend classes one night per week. Graduate study programs offered by Cincinnati Bible Seminary include the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling, and Master of Arts in Religion. Associate degree programs in Bible, Christian Education, Christian Vocations, Communication Arts, Music and Worship, Professional Child Care, and Psychology are likewise offered as well as Deaf Studies which is offered in cooperation with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
Full-time students living on campus pay an estimated educational cost of $ 10,982.00 per semester inclusive of tuition for 12 to 18 hours, double room and board, technology fee, books and supplies, and average course fees. Commuting students pay an estimated cost of $ 7,867.00 per semester. Adult learners pay an estimated cost of $ 12,290.00 year inclusive of tuition for 27 credit hours, books and materials, and technology fee. Full-time graduate students pay an estimated cost of $ 10,500.00 per year inclusive of tuition for 10 hours per semester, books and supplies, and technology fee.
Financial aid is provided through need-based grants that need to be repaid; scholarships awarded based on merit, ability, or personal characteristics; loans which are borrowed money that need to be repaid by the students; and work study which provides students the opportunity to earn while working on campus. CCU’s Student Financial Services provides assistance to students on matters pertaining to financial assistance for educational expenses.
Total student population is approximately 1,035. Of this number, 540 are undergraduate students, 250 are non-traditional adult students, and 245 are graduate students. They are ably handled by 34 full-time faculty, 55 adjunct faculty, and 90 administrative and support staff. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Cincinnati Christian University is a charter member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Its athletic teams are called Eagles. The university fields men’s teams in basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer as well as women’s teams in cross-country, soccer, and volleyball.