Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Christian Universities Online Publishes 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges for 2017

DURHAM, N.C., - (PRNewswire) - Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online has published a ranking of the 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges for 2017 (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/50-most-affordable-christian-colleges-and-universities-2017/). College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, claimed the top spot on the list. Erskine College of Due West, South Carolina, and Bob Jones University of Greenville, South Carolina, came in second and third respectively.
Other schools making the list include (in alphabetical order):
Belhaven University - Jackson, Mississippi
Bethel College - Mishawaka, Indiana
Bryan College - Dayton, Tennessee
Campbellsville University - Campbellsville, Kentucky
Carson-Newman University - Jefferson City, Tennessee
Central Christian College of Kansas - McPherson, Kansas
Charleston Southern University - Charleston, South Carolina
Cornerstone University - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Emmanuel College - Franklin Springs, Georgia
Fresno Pacific University - Fresno, California
Grace College and Seminary - Winona Lake, Indiana
Hannibal-LaGrange University - Hannibal, Missouri
Harding University - Searcy, Arkansas
Howard Payne University - Brownwood, Texas
Huntington University - Huntington, Indiana
John Brown University - Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Judson College - Marion, Alabama
Kentucky Christian University - Grayson, Kentucky
King University - Bristol, Tennessee
Lee University - Cleveland, Tennessee
Louisiana College - Pineville, Louisiana
MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, Kansas
Milligan College - Milligan College, Tennessee
Mississippi College - Clinton, Mississippi
Missouri Baptist University - Saint Louis, Missouri
Montreat College - Montreat, North Carolina
Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Mount Vernon, Ohio
North Central University - Minneapolis, Minnesota
North Greenville University - Tigerville, South Carolina
North Park University - Chicago, Illinois
Nyack College - Nyack, New York
Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Christian University - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Regent University - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Shorter University - Rome, Georgia
Southern Nazarene University - Bethany, Oklahoma
Southern Wesleyan University - Central, South Carolina
Southwest Baptist University - Bolivar, Missouri
Spring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, Michigan
Sterling College - Sterling, Kansas
Toccoa Falls College - Toccoa, Georgia
Trevecca Nazarene University - Nashville, Tennessee
University of the Southwest - Hobbs, New Mexico
Warner University - Lake Wales, Florida
Waynesburg University - Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Williams Baptist College - Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
York College - York, Nebraska
To determine this list, Christian Universities Online compared Net Price tuition data gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Net Price is determined by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books, and supplies, as well as the weighted average for room and board and other expenses. This ranking was produced using this single data point. Every school in the ranking is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) or member eligible. Site editor Anna-Rebekah Orr states that the goal of the ranking is to identify schools whose cost is not prohibitive to families on a budget. Orr goes on to say, "It is encouraging to know that students looking for affordable Christian higher education have so many options."
Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/) is an online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources for finding, getting into, and paying for a quality Christian education.