The Potential Benefits of Attending a Christian College or University

In an increasingly secular world, it can be hard to find a place with like-minded people who share your morals and values. And if you’ve decided to pursue your college degree, finding an institution whose teaching philosophy meshes with your belief system can feel like a challenge.  However, a high-quality education and a Christian lifestyle don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

With hundreds of Christian colleges and universities throughout America, there are plenty of opportunities to find a school that meets both your educational and spiritual needs.  Attending a school with a Christian affiliation will not only provide you with an enriching education, it could also help prepare you for a more positive, productive life by:

  • Integrating Christian, faith-based principles into your curriculum

  • Fostering your character and leadership skills

  • Providing an environment where you can feel a sense of belonging and community with people who share the same beliefs

Earning your degree at a Christian college or university provides students with a unique experience, one where academic classes are taught from a Christian worldview.  A Christian school integrates faith and learning so you can get help gaining the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a fulfilling career while leading a life that aligns with Christ’s teachings. 

By choosing a highly regarded Christian University that promotes Christian values and ethics alongside a quality curriculum, you could pursue a higher education – as well a higher purpose. 

A few sponsored Christian universities in the United States that eLearners works with would include:

Liberty University

Liberty University, established in 1971, is the world’s largest Christian university with the mission of “Training Champions for Christ.” Liberty University emphasizes academic excellence, technological innovation, and commitment to Christian values in all of its teachings. 

Their online university, Liberty University Online, began forging the way for distance education in 1985, and since has become America’s largest private, non-profit online college.  With more than 160 programs of study, including business, education, nursing, psychology, counseling, criminal justice and religion, Liberty University Online mobilizes students to impact the world for Christ. 

Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) to award degrees at associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist and doctorate levels. 

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University (GCU), founded in 1949, is a private, student-focused Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona which also offers a fully online learning program.  Built to meet the needs of working professionals and families juggling many responsibilities, Grand Canyon University applies Christian values and ethics to all of its programs while encouraging students to live their lives by the “Four Pillars”: Academic Advancement, Christian Camaraderie, Extracurricular Excellence, and Wellness & Well-Being.    

As an inter-denominational Christian university, GCU helps students gain a quality education while building their faith, compassion and responsibility.  Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate programs are available in a wide variety of learning disciplines, including Education, Business, Nursing and Christian Studies. 

GCU is regionally accredited by the North Central Association. Its Ken Blanchard College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Arizona State Board of Nursing accredits the B.S. in Nursing program; and the Arizona State Department of Education has given formal approval for the certification of elementary and secondary teachers for renewal of certificates. 

Concordia University – Nebraska

At Concordia University – Nebraska, the school’s mission is to equip men and women for lives dedicated to leadership in the Lutheran Church and local and global communities.  Founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University – Nebraska now offers online degree programs at the Master’s level in Human Services and Public Health.

Ranked in the top tier of Midwest Regional Universities in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report[i], Concordia University – Nebraska offers a rigorous academic environment that helps prepare students for ethical leadership while offering opportunities for online fellowship and faith development. 

Concordia University – Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of its North Central Association.

Concordia University – Portland

Affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University – Portland is a private, Christian liberal arts university which offers hybrid campus-based and online programs as well as a fully online Master of Education (M.Ed. degree).  Concordia University – Portland is open to students of any faith, and has been instilling its commitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity in students since 1905. 

Concordia University – Portland’s M.Ed. can be earned in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Career and Technical Education, and Special Education.  It’s Concordia University – Portland’s goal to help M.Ed. candidates achieve school, life and work balance by offering flexible online classes and scheduling. 

Concordia University – Portland is accredited by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission, and by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


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