Enrollment in Faith-Based Colleges on the Rise

September 14, 2000

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

On September 14, 2000, The Christian Science Monitor reported that enrollment in faith-based colleges is on the rise in the United States. It reported that between the years "1990 and 1998, the student population at the 100 member schools of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) jumped 35 percent. It rose 12 percent over the same period for all institutions with religious affiliations. That compares with a 5 percent increase at private colleges and 4 percent at public universities." Robert Andringa, president of the CCCU, commented that, "The numbers show that, while parts of society may be drifting deeper into materialism and a me-first attitude about life, there are still...millions of parents and students saying there must be something more and better to life, and they want that something to be part of their college education."