Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

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The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world.

With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
321 Eighth Street NE
Washington, DC 20002


Phone: 202-546-8713


Organization details

EIN: 521247182

CEO/President: Shirley V. Hoogstra

Chairman: Shirley A. Mullen

Board size: 17


Year founded: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


We are committed to supporting, protecting, and promoting the value of integrating the Bible--divinely inspired, true, and authoritative--throughout all curricular and co-curricular aspects of the educational experience on our campuses, including teaching and research. We support a coherent approach to education in which the development of the mind, spirit, body, and emotions are seamlessly woven together in the quest not just for knowledge but also for wisdom.

Through an array of initiatives, we promote the development of high-quality academic research projects, provide opportunities for faculty to conduct innovative research with peers from other campuses, and provide administrators with opportunities to gain the most current information in order to lead highly successful campuses that employ best practices for student thriving and academic success.

Mission statement

The CCCU's mission 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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating158 of 8176 of 100
Fund acquisition rating195 of 81726 of 100
Resource allocation rating389 of 81750 of 100
Asset utilization rating182 of 81714 of 100

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$568,285$958,181$753,416$499,278$273,861
Short-term investments$1,637,203$1,672,466$1,651,649$1,551,673$2,333,746
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,951,338$4,942,598$4,064,168$3,375,980$4,596,195
Long-term investments$1,696,639$1,345,763$1,264,091$1,150,138$2,324
Fixed assets$6,189,848$6,352,464$6,492,724$6,834,901$7,153,260
Other long-term assets$246,970$239,184$225,765$260,818$101,092
Total long-term assets$8,133,457$7,937,411$7,982,580$8,245,857$7,256,676
Total assets$13,084,795$12,880,009$12,046,748$11,621,837$11,852,871
Payables and accrued expenses$656,086$398,701$475,055$262,615$232,430
Other current liabilities$1,551,855$1,841,711$1,160,866$628,929$953,900
Total current liabilities$2,207,941$2,240,412$1,635,921$891,544$1,186,330
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$142,525$136,825$50,456$223,301$49,795
Total long-term liabilities$3,438,971$3,425,667$3,460,854$3,869,308$4,138,989
Total liabilities$5,646,912$5,666,079$5,096,775$4,760,852$5,325,319
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$984,494$845,764$784,280$840,010$833,203
Permanently restricted$1,238,019$1,227,163$1,219,068$1,151,432$1,151,432
Net assets$7,437,883$7,213,930$6,949,973$6,860,985$6,527,552
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Total contributions$1,791,455$1,228,181$1,458,676$1,311,065$463,534
Program service revenue$8,132,576$8,463,971$8,353,163$8,925,442$8,959,856
Membership dues$1,881,241$1,797,566$1,686,975$1,711,821$1,654,779
Investment income($2,221)$206,954($120,543)($98,345)$241,082
Other revenue$278,074$314,133$249,847$277,161$208,125
Total other revenue$10,289,670$10,782,624$10,169,442$10,816,079$11,063,842
Total revenue$12,081,125$12,010,805$11,628,118$12,127,144$11,527,376
Program services$10,131,948$9,778,749$9,886,805$10,015,679$9,097,026
Management and general$1,622,988$1,900,540$2,113,552$2,021,492$2,108,449
Total expenses$11,963,394$11,679,289$12,000,357$12,037,171$11,205,475
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$117,731$331,516($372,239)$89,973$321,901
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$117,731$331,516($372,239)$89,973$321,901


Shirley HoogstraPresident$359,945
Richard OstranderVP For Academic Affairs Thru 5/2019$171,759
Shapri LomaglioVP, Gov't & External Thru 7/2019$168,078
Keith GraybillVP, Finance & Admin. Thru 4/2019$152,843
Mandi BoltonVP, Finance & Administration$103,374

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/24/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The CCCU was founded more than 40 years ago with a purpose that was simple to state but lofty in ideal: Create a broad association of Christian colleges that would support promotion and leadership activities for member schools and provide a unifying voice for Christian higher education in the public square.

At the same time, the Council's founders launched the organization's first faith-integrated, semester-long experiential study program: the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. ASP's launch laid a foundation for future transformative and immersive global off-campus programs, now known as CCCU GlobalEd, which have educated and transformed the lives of more than 13,000 students through experiential education rooted in Scripture and the belief that faith can be integrated into all aspects of life in all locations around the world.

Since the CCCU was founded in 1976, we may have changed in size, in scope, in office location, and even in name, but we have always remained rooted in our mission: to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to our help our institutions transform the lives of students by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

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