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We put Christian higher education back on the table.

The Christian Higher Education Foundation (CHEF) is here to help you attend a Christian college.

Learn about the Christian college difference, various schools, and scholarship opportunities below.

What is Christian Higher Education?

The college experience redeemed by Jesus Christ.


A Christian college is a community of imperfect people committed to equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and passion to serve others well both in and outside of your given profession and to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.


Your professors will hold you to the highest standards of academic rigor and as Christ followers, will know you by name, work hard to help you succeed, and likely even invite your class into their home for a meal or two.


You’ll get to study English, math, science, and the arts from a biblical worldview—revealing God’s beauty, power, and design—as well as take Bible classes and attend chapel to learn about who God is and His plans to prosper you.

Aiden Davenport

"Life at a Christian university really can be a blast."

Why You Should Consider a Christian College

Making the CASE for Christian College

Caring Community

​A healthy campus environment comprised of loving professors and peers, positive peer pressure, trustworthy mentors, and a strong sense of Christian community combine to create the balance and boundaries essential for security, growth, wholesome fun, life-long friendships, and healthy families.

Smaller Government Involvement

State schools are limited in their ability to teach biblical values such as integrity, humility, and compassion, which are the bedrock of business and a thriving society. Professors and students at government colleges are more likely to limit classroom discussion and public discourse differing from their own more progressive viewpoints.

Academic Excellence

Smaller classes taught primarily by faculty with tenured degrees who focus on equipping students for a successful career path with a meaningful purpose offer academic quality that makes a distinctive difference. Acceptance in graduate schools such as medical, dental, physical therapy, pharmacy, law school, etc. is well over 90%.

Eternal Perspective

An eternal perspective is necessary to learn and commit to the two greatest instructions from the greatest teacher, Jesus Christ, which is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and strength and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. Unless at a Christian college, research consistently reports a decline in religious values, attitudes and behaviors during the college years…and values instilled in college persist for a lifetime.

Which Christian College is Best for Me?


Where in the US Could I Go?


How Can I Afford a Christian College?

Today, private colleges are often as affordable as in state tuition.

Public v. Private Costs


Best state colleges according to Top Universities


Church Match Programs 

We work with your local church to raise funds for your Christian college education. By attending one of the colleges or universities with a church match program (listed below) you can double your scholarship award!


Church Match - The amount per semester that the college or university matches your church-based award.

Cost/Sem - The Cost per semester to attend that school.

% MatchThe percentage of the cost to attend covered by the church match.

Note: CHEF strives to help ea. church in maximizing the match your desired school.

***Check universities' websites for up to date amounts.

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