The Top 10 Online Christian Colleges


If you are interested in attending the best online Christian university, here are the top 10 options that you should consider before any other institution:

  • Regent University

This nondenominational conservative school was ranked 10th best overall by US News & World Report. It is known for providing high-quality instruction to its students while striving to keep costs relatively low – allowing undergraduates to pay from $295-$395 per hour depending on the course. Regent University features seven different schools of study – including Arts & Sciences, Business & Leadership as well as Psychology & Counseling.

  • Liberty University

Liberty University has grown to become a top-rated, nationwide notoriety within the industry of Christian colleges since it was first established over 45 years ago. Students enjoy the online learning environment that creates a conservative yet evangelical environment consisting of 160 programs that are fully accredited.

  • California Baptist University

California Baptist University (CBU) is ranked # 8 on the list of the best online Bachelor’s programs in 2017. It has received a growing number of other accolades and awards in recent years as a top-rated online Christian university – including accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is an interdenominational, private Christian college that enrolls nearly 60,000 students online along with close to 20,000 residents. This university’s mission and primary goal is to enhance the educational experience of its students through student mission trips, community outreach projects as well as a “Serve the City” day that raises awareness of the need for voluntary support.

  • Colorado Christian University

In comparison to Regent or Liberty University, Colorado Christian University offers less number of degree options but charges a higher tuition rate. However, the “anytime access” feature for the school’s online classes is a major selling point for students with busy personal and professional lives that need a flexible schedule, generous credit system and an impressive acceptance rate for transfer credits.

  • Letourneau University

In the decades that have passed since Christian R.G. Letourneau first founded this institution, it has still been able to maintain its major strengths of engineer training and practical Christian services. The school became a nondenominational, coeducational Christian liberal arts institution in the late 1980s and is praised for its low-cost, high-quality online instruction.

  • University of St. Francis

This university offers 120 different online courses for nearly, 14,000 students – including 46 separate degree track options. With a 16.5:1 student-teacher ratio, students benefit from relatively small class sizes even though this school does not offer a 24/7 access opportunity to support and tutor assistance.

  • Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is reportedly the 2nd highest-ranking online Christian universitythat currently has a vast enrollment of nearly 15,000 students. It is open to all non-religious and denominational backgrounds while offering over 40 teaching locations throughout the United States. Therefore, students can benefit from hybrid study tracks that allow them to attend school as part-time residents and part-time online students as well.

  • Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University offers 20 certificates, 16 Bachelor’s degrees, 39 Master’s degrees, 15 accelerated degree tracks as well as 10 double Master’s tracks. What is even more impressive is that those figures barely scratch the surface of  104 different study tracks available to online students through this university.

  • Benedictine University

Benedictine University offers students 16 different study tracks excluding hybrid study programs with a wide range of degree options ranging from Bachelor’s degrees to Double-Master’s degrees and graduate certificates. The maximum class size for this institution is 20 students and each course provides students with “anytime access” archives as well as technical support that is available 24/7.