Christian Colleges in California

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This is an alphabetical list of member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) located in California.

Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
Denominational Affiliation: California Southern Baptist Convention
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Mennonite Brethren Church
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Hope International University
Fullerton, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Athletic Association: NAIA

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Athletic Association: NCAA Division I

Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

Simpson University
Redding, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance
Athletic Association: NAIA

Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Athletic Association: NAIA

Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

Oregon: Not too close, not too far away

George Fox University

Our Promise

At George Fox, each student will Be Known – personally, academically and spiritually.

If you're considering Christian colleges in California, you may also be interested in George Fox University in Oregon, where our promise is that each student will Be Known.

It’s the hope each student brings to the college experience. To be known by name. To be understood, valued, encouraged and uplifted. At George Fox University, to be known means that professors and staff connect with students in authentic ways – personally, academically, spiritually – recognizing that we all come to this place with different backgrounds, life experiences and dreams for the future.

To be known means that students not only learn new ideas, they share their own. To be known means to be heard. When a student feels what it’s like to be known in this way, they become inspired. And that’s when real change happens. Knowledge moves from the mind to the heart. Careers turn into callings. Faith turns into action. And that’s why we begin with a simple promise, that each student will be known.