CCU Ranked in High 2% for Eighth Consecutive YrApril 23, 2021
CCU Ranked in High 2% for Eighth Consecutive Yr
Colorado Christian College is ranked within the prime 2% of all U.S. schools and universities for the eighth consecutive yr by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) within the group’s 2019-2020 What Will They Study? report, an annual evaluation of over 1,100 normal teaching programs. CCU is considered one of solely 22 establishments nationwide, and solely considered one of two establishments in Colorado, to obtain an ‘A’ ranking for its core curriculum necessities.
“Colorado Christian College desires to arrange college students who’ve a strong basis beneath their ft. That’s the reason we insist on a sturdy core curriculum,” stated Donald W. Sweeting, CCU president. “This isn’t solely important in making ready them for a dynamic labor market the place they’ll have many alternative jobs, but additionally offering an important civic literacy for our republic.”
Sweeting added that a number of surveys reveal that almost all faculty graduates lack civic literacy which incorporates, amongst different topics, fundamental programs in American politics, authorities, and U.S. historical past.
“CCU is addressing America’s data disaster; we require such programs,” stated Sweeting.
The not too long ago launched ACTA ranking is predicated on the core curriculum within the College’s conventional undergraduate applications within the Faculty of Undergraduate Research. ACTA assesses the core educational necessities at 1,123 four-year establishments that collectively enroll greater than eight million undergraduate college students. Grades are assigned based mostly on whether or not schools and universities require all college students to take programs in seven precedence topic areas as a part of their normal teaching programs. These topics, recognized as critically essential by ACTA’s Council of Students, are: composition, literature, overseas language, U.S. authorities or historical past, economics, arithmetic, and pure science.
“At Colorado Christian College we proceed to carry our college students to the best requirements, and that features to among the most complete core curriculum necessities within the nation,” stated Kyle Usrey, vp of educational affairs for the Faculty of Undergraduate Research. “ACTA’s Council of Students has as soon as once more acknowledged CCU’s dedication to coaching well-rounded, competent future leaders.”
Core curriculum centered on programs within the conventional arts and sciences equip college students with the abilities wanted for vital evaluation, oral and written communication, and intercultural fluency that employers more and more demand. It additionally prepares college students for knowledgeable and engaged citizenship and cultivates a ardour for lifelong studying.
“Faculties and universities that obtain an ‘A’ on our report have exhibited an amazing dedication to a liberal arts schooling,” stated Michael Poliakoff, ACTA president. “Establishments throughout the nation have been scaling again or watering down their core curricula for many years. ACTA’s ‘A’ faculties ought to be recommended for pushing in opposition to the present. A rigorous and coherent core curriculum can rework college students’ mental expertise, opening them as much as new modes of pondering that they’d have by no means thought of.”
The Faculty of Undergraduate Research at CCU serves greater than 1,400 conventional undergraduate college students on the College’s Lakewood campus – providing 30 majors and 38 minors and emphases. In 2019, the College conferred 321 bachelor’s levels upon college students from the Faculty of Undergraduate Research.