YC Joins Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

York College’s application for membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has recently been approved, making YC the first school in Nebraska to be admitted.

Membership in the CCCU will benefit students, as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. The organization provides resources such as international study opportunities and additional coursework, as well as conferences and workshops.

“The mission of CCCU is very much in keeping with the mission of York College.  We are pleased to be a part of the organization,” says YC President Dr. Steven Eckman. “Membership in CCCU will provide additional opportunities  for everyone on our campus. It will also serve as a source of data from schools similar to ours to help us make the best decisions for our students.”

To gain membership, schools are evaluated on a number of factors, including accreditation, Christ-centered mission, and institutional integrity, among others. Andrea Kiser, a representative from CCCU, says that York College’s application was approved by a unanimous vote from the organization’s board of directors.

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities is an international association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities. Founded in 1976 with 38 members, the Council has grown to 117 members in North America and 54 affiliate institutions in 18 countries. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the Historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C.

The mission of CCCU is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. With a $13 million budget, 72 employees and hundreds of volunteer leaders, the CCCU provides more than 100 programs and services to fulfill the association’s mission and to meet the needs of Christian colleges and universities.

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