Lubbock Christian University (LCU) is a private Christian university located in Lubbock, Texas. It was founded by F.W. Mattox in 1954 as an elementary school. It became a junior college in 1957 and a senior college in 1973. University status was obtained in 1987. The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.
The primary mission of Lubbock Christian University is to provide students with quality education while imparting a system of living values for the service of church, community, and family. There is emphasis on teaching students, life’s spiritual dimension. Its academic programs are designed to develop students who possess critical thinking, excellence in discipline, and behavior modeled after Christ.
Lubbock Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It also provides the benefit of additional accreditation from the Texas Education Agency Educator Certification and Standards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The university offers onsite and online classes.
Areas of study for bachelor degree programs include Agriculture, Art Education, Behavioral Sciences, Bible, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Design, Criminal Justice, Digital Media Arts, Education, Engineering, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Humanities, Information Systems and Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Organizational Communication, Organizational Management and Leadership, Social Work, Theater Education, and Youth and Family Ministry. Master’s degree programs are offered in Behavioral Sciences, Bible, Education, Leadership, and Nursing. Students who are able to attend on-site classes are offered to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management or Organizational Leadership as well as Master’s Degree in Human Services or Leadership.
Total student population is about 2,100, with a 15:1 student/faculty ratio. The university is a member of the NAIA and joins the Sooner Athletic Conference. The athletic teams are known as the Chaparrals for men and Lady Chaps for women. The teams compete in different sport events including baseball, cross-country, basketball, soccer, golf, softball, and volleyball. LCU’s athletic programs emphasize not only the physical and academic gifts of students but also the spiritual gifts.
Lubbock Christian University holds the distinction of being included in the Templeton Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges and was also awarded by NAIA as a Champion of Character Institution. Students are encouraged to develop themselves further by joining one or more of the 25 student organizations established on campus. The university’s acapella ensemble called Best Friends tour across the country and also records albums.
Undergraduate tuition rate is $ 385.00 per credit hour for fall or spring. Summer and Janmester tuition rate is $375.00 per credit. Tuition for graduate studies varies depending on the area of study. Graduate Bible Study costs $240.00 per credit hour while the Graduate Education costs $300.00 per credit. Graduate Nursing Programs cost $320.00 per credit hour. Cost per credit hour for Graduate Counseling and Graduate Family Life is $345.00. The online class fee is $100.00 per course. Educational cost can be paid through monthly installment payments.
Financial aid is provided by LCU through generous scholarship and grant programs. An estimated 88% of the student body avails of institutional grants and scholarships. The Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) is offered to undergraduate students who are residents of Texas.