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Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati Christian University
201858 Cincinnati Christian University
Established 1924
Type Private
Religious affiliation Christian churches and churches of Christ
President David Faust
Location Cincinnati, OH, USA
Campus Urban
Colors          
Athletics NAIA and KIAC
Mascot Eagles
Website www.ccuniversity.edu and www.ccuathletics.com

Cincinnati Christian University (formerly Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary) is a private Christian university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is supported by the Christian churches and churches of Christ, which are part of the Restoration Movement.

History

CCU was established in 1924 and has served the Cincinnati area for over 88 years. Its mission is to teach men and women to live by biblical principles and to equip and empower them with character, skills, insight, and vision to lead the church and impact society for Christ in the 21st century.

In September 2004, President David Faust unveiled the new CCU name and logo. The festivities were titled "Lighting the Hill" which represented a renewed commitment to being a light to the Price Hill community and the city of Cincinnati. However, Cincinnati Christian University not only wants to be a community influence, but to prepare people of all ethnic groups to obtain a degree in a Christian higher educational environment of service.

Recently, Dr. David Faust announced his intent to resign as President of Cincinnati Christian University. Faust, the seventh President in the school’s history, will continue to serve in the role through May 2014. In a letter to the CCU Family, Faust revealed that he and his wife Candy “sense a growing desire to serve in the local church for the next season of our ministry.” He will transition to a ministry staff position with the East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis Indiana, where he served as Senior Minister between 1999 and 2002.

Ken Tracy, an alumnus of CCU, was appointed interim president of Cincinnati Christian University in February 2014. The Board of Trustees affirmed him for the position permamently in May 2014.

Campus

The university's main campus is located just a few miles west of downtown Cincinnati, but classes are also offered at extension sites in Sharonville, Ohio, and in Indianapolis. In 2009 CCU began offering classes in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and in the Greater Louisville area.

Academics

The university is structured into five schools: The School of Biblical Studies, Arts & Sciences, The Russell School of Ministry, The School of Education & Behavioral Sciences, The School of Business, The College of Adult Learning.

The university offers bachelor's degrees in biblical studies, ministry, leadership, intercultural/urban ministry, education, music, music education, business management, accounting, sports management, information technology, and psychology. Graduate degrees are offered in counseling (MAC), religion (MAR), and divinity (MDiv).

Cincinnati Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Cincinnati Bible Seminary is also accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. CCU is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, an organization including all of the accredited colleges and universities in the area. This consortium relationship gives students access to course offerings of the other institutions through a cross-registration arrangement as well as access to library resources of the other schools in the consortium.

CCU is a member of the Association of Schools of Jerusalem University College (formerly known as the Institute of Holy Land Studies) and is approved to offer the Master of Arts in Counseling program by the Ohio Counseling and Social Worker Board. The Master of Arts in Counseling degree is pre-approved as a qualifying degree for licensure as a professional counselor by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Currently the Department of Behavioral Sciences has applied for program approval under the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Athletics

Cincinnati Christian teams, nicknamed athletically as the Eagles, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC). The Eagles also compete as a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I level. Men's sports include basketball, volleyball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include women's basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball.

Notable alumni

Presidents of Cincinnati Christian University

References

External links

  • Cincinnati Christian University official website
  • Cincinnati Christian University official athletics website
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