Cincinnati Christian University (formerly Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary) is a private Christian university in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is supported by the Christian churches and churches of Christ, which are part of the Restoration Movement.
CCU was established in 1924 and has served the Cincinnati area for over 85 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 fall of 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 light in the community but to light the world for Christ by preparing men and women of all ethnic groups to obtain a degree in a Christian higher educational environment .
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.
The university is made up of three schools: Cincinnati Bible College (traditional undergraduate), Cincinnati Bible Seminary (traditional graduate), and the College of Adult and Lifetime Learning, or CALL (adult education).
The university offers bachelor's degrees in biblical studies, ministry, leadership, intercultural/urban ministry, education, music, business 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.
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, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include cross country, soccer and volleyball.