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The mission of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is:

“To advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.”

The CCCU is an association, not an accrediting agency.  All member schools must be regionally accredited. Thus, members tend to be the larger Christian universities.

1.  Upcoming Conference Date January 31—February 2, 2018 International Forum

(The International Forum is held every four years. In this large conference, the CCCU staff expects over 1300 participants. The CCCU calls it “the largest gathering of Christian higher education professionals in the world.”  On other years, numerous smaller conferences are held for different types of campus leaders. The next table contains a partial list of smaller and more targeted conferences held in the 2016-17 academic year.)

2.  Number of Schools Associated with Organization All Schools: 180

North America: 152 (including 115 member institutions, 24 affiliates, 13 theological schools)

International Affiliates: 28

3.  Number of attendees Expect over 1,300 attendees at their international forum, a special meeting held every four years.
4.  Type of attendees Wide variety, including presidents, deans, business managers, fundraisers, student development officers, etc.
5.  Recent Keynote Speaker Rick Warren
6.  Common type of exhibitors Enrollment, marketing, advancement, branding, fundraising, publishers, loans, etc.
7.  Website www.CCCU.org


Date Location

2016–17 Conferences (Partial List)

2016–17 Past Conferences

Past   Diversity Conference
Past   Legal & Public Policy Conference
Past   Presidents Conference
Past   2017 Alumni Professionals, Chief Enrollment Officers, Chief Institutional Advancement Officers, Communications/PR Officers, & Financial Aid Administrators
Past   Chief Academic Officers, Campus Ministry Directors & Senior Student Development Officers

2017 Upcoming Conferences

June 13–16, 2017 Seattle, WA Commission on Technology Conference
June 12–14, 2017 Wenham, MA Chief Financial Officers Gathering & Facilities Working Group

2017–18 Upcoming Major Conference

January 31–February 2, 2018 Dallas, TX International Forum





  • David Agron, Ph.D.

    Dr. Agron is the managing editor of Christian Academia Magazine. He also serves as an accreditation consultant. Since 1999, Agron & Associates, Inc. has specialized in helping Christian colleges achieve accreditation. In both roles, his mission is to help raise up Christian colleges in quality, quantity, reputation and impact for the Kingdom of God. If you would like to discuss how his firm can help your school achieve accreditation, contact him at [email protected].

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