Affordable Christian Colleges in Colorado

There are several Christian colleges in Colorado from which to choose. Since the choices are somewhat limited, future students may find that the tuition varies widely and climbs rather quickly.

School Comparison

A few of the Christian colleges in Colorado focus on graduate degrees, while study options at the other schools are vaster. Keeping in mind the degree level or program you are looking for, you can compare the following schools to find a tuition that is affordable for your budget.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location In-State Tuition (2017-2018)*
Iliff School of Theology Graduate, private not-for-profit United Methodist Denver, CO $19,824
Denver Seminary Graduate, private not-for-profit Other Protestant Littleton, CO $10,260
Nazarene Bible College 4-year, private not-for-profit Church of the Nazarene Colorado Springs, CO $11,760
Regis University 4-year, private not-for-profit Roman Catholic Denver, CO $35,610
Colorado Christian University 4-year, private not-for-profit Undenominational Lakewood, CO $30,370

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Comparing Colorado Christian Colleges

Decide how much you want to pay for tuition and what program you are looking for at a Colorado Christian college. From there you can explore the options available to you, including the on-campus, faith-based activities, to decide which one is best for you.

Iliff School of Theology

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, Iliff School of Theology is a small college of 311 students in 2017, according to the NCES, and offers no on-campus housing. You have the option of flexibility with Iliff, though, since this school offers programs on campus, online, and as hybrids. As a graduate school, only master's degrees are conferred. You can earn a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care, a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics, or a Master of Theological Studies. This school also offers a dual program to earn your doctoral degree in conjunction with the University of Denver.

Denver Seminary

Another graduate college, Denver Seminary offers four degrees: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theology (ThM), and Doctor of Ministry (DMin). The doctoral program can be completed with nine week-long seminars and a thesis that looks at a need in ministry and a plan to help. Denver Seminary offers 15 Master of Arts major programs, mostly all Christian related. However, some programs, like youth & family studies and clinical mental health counseling, are Christian-based, but can be used in a variety of settings. Depending on the major you choose, you'll be expected to maintain a 2.5 or 3.0 GPA for graduation. There are over 93 housing units available on campus for master's degree students.

Nazarene Bible College

With a student to teacher ratio of 6:1, this is a small college geared toward students who want to study ministry specifically. Offering associate's, bachelor's, and continuing education programs, this school has a Christian focus while also covering general education. Though the 4-year ministry bachelor's degree is the only one available, you can major in nine different areas, including Christian counseling, leadership & ethics, Christian school education, Bible & theology, and Hispanic pastoral ministries. Some of these majors are even available wholly online.

Regis University

Regis University has an average student to teacher ratio of 14:1. This Catholic college is larger, with roughly 8,000 enrolled students in 2017, according to the NCES. With the highest tuition among these five schools, Regis offers over 130 degree program options, and you could hopefully find what fits your plans. There are four different campuses in Colorado, including Denver and Colorado Springs. To continue its Jesuit traditions, students can take part in any of the community outreach options available on campus or during spring break.

Colorado Christian University

Of the full-time beginning undergraduate students in 2015-2016, 99% of them received financial aid, according to the NCES. For all undergraduates at that same time, 51% of their aid came from grants and scholarships. According to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in 2017, CCU was within the top 2% for schools in the nation, being only one of 24 colleges in the U.S. to receive an A rating. CCU offers 27 different bachelor's degree majors and has some that can be incorporated into a dual degree, like the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, which can be completed in 4 years total. Potential students can anticipate a strong Christian presence on campus with activities, outreach programs, clubs, and ministries in which to take part.

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