Cornerstone Christian University is registered and authorized to grant degrees by the State of Florida Department of Education – Commission for Independent Education. The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education’s goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.
Cornerstone Christian University is a certified higher education institution member of the Council of Private Colleges of America, Inc., (CPCA) which represents its member’s independent colleges and universities before any government agency. The CPCA is an educational association that provides experienced educational quality peer review of the following: faculty, academic curriculum, course development, distance learning process, campus operation, student records, and transcripts, to CPCA standards which exceed the minimum standards of the State of Florida.
Accreditation is strictly a voluntary decision and is basically an organized way of determining the acceptance of credits or degrees from any particular institution. Since academic recognition is a continual process, the administration, faculty, and staff of CCU have made a commitment to provide the highest quality standards of education without compromise, to the Biblical and theological philosophies of Christianity.
CCU makes no guarantee of the acceptance of CCU credits to other institutions except those certified by the Council for Private Colleges and Seminaries. Transfer of credits from CCU to other institutions of learning are solely up to the discretion and desire of the institution where the student is applying. Students are encouraged to inquire how the educational institution into which they plan to transfer concerning the transferability of credits received through any another institution in advance of enrollment.
About CCU Programs and Degrees
Cornerstone Christian University offers accelerated, practical and professional training and education for individuals who need or prefer an off-campus educational alternative to a traditional or more collegiate-oriented biblically based degree program. Degrees offered by CCU are scripturally based and combined with a secular curriculum in nature. Many of our graduates have obtained jobs with such churches, nonprofits, homeland security, FEMA. Some of our certified teachers have received increases in pay, and some students were on the verge of losing their positions and after finishing their degree with CCU, they were able to keep their position. We here at CCU are proud of our students because no university, secular or Christian can guarantee jobs. It depends on the receiving organization.
The degree programs.CCU makes no claims, implied or otherwise, that our educational programs, courses, or curricula are the same as offered by secular state colleges and universities. CCU desires to remain separate from any government-regulated curriculum, thereby maintaining our religious prerogatives, freedom to compose courses and design degree programs that are in accordance with our Biblical convictions and beliefs.
All of CCU’s Programs are designed to be trans-denominational and multicultural. Regardless of your church affiliation, you can study with confidence, knowing that while the training you receive may open new paths of knowledge, you will not be required to depart from your doctrinal beliefs.
All of CCU’s programs are designed according to the fundamental educational principles of reading, listening, and application.
Because the courses are designed to be used in the context of your life and work, the required outcome is to implement what you have learned. This is the practical program component, and it permits these programs to serve as a type of educational internship.
One of the most important benefits of a CCU program is that you will be able to gain a ministry and secular education, comparable to that offered at more traditional schools, with similar courses and programs, at a fraction of the total cost. And since CCU is a distance education institution, you will be able to study at your own pace, making it possible to earn a degree that might otherwise be out of your reach. In fact, you may discover that you are able to learn more than you may have otherwise been able to learn through the pressures of unrealistic semester schedules.
When you are finished, you will proudly display your Cornerstone diploma or degree with the confidence that can only come through having comprehended new truth and gaining greater knowledge. That’s because graduates of Cornerstone Christian University are able to minister to others, with confidence.