Top Christian Colleges Guide

Christian colleges ranked by Forbes, U.S. News and Princeton Review

Forbes’ Ranking

Following is a listing of Christian colleges as they ranked in Forbes’ comprehensive college rankings for the 2010-11 academic year. In all, 500 schools were included in the evaluation, which stressed the outputs of a college education rather than the inputs stressed by the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

59.  Wheaton College
Forbes rank: No. 59
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Wheaton, Illinois
Est. 1860
80-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
wheaton.edu

81.  Westmont College
Forbes rank: No. 81
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Santa Barbara, California
Est. 1937
130-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA
westmont.edu

134.  George Fox University
Forbes rank: No. 134
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 1
Newberg, Oregon
Est. 1891
108-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Evangelical Friends
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
georgefox.edu

160.  Gordon College
Forbes rank: No. 160
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Wenham, Massachusetts
Est. 1889
550-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: non-denominational
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
gordon.edu

179.  Covenant College
Forbes rank: No. 179
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (South) Tier 1
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Est. 1955
300-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in America
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
covenant.edu

209.  Whitworth University
Forbes rank: No. 209
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 1
Spokane, Washington
Est. 1890
200-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church in the United States
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
whitworth.edu

213.  Houghton College
Forbes rank: No. 213
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Houghton, New York
Est. 1883
Denominational Affiliation: Wesleyan Church
1,300-acre campus
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
houghton.edu

233.  Oklahoma Baptist University
Forbes rank: No. 233
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (West) Tier 1
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Est. 1910
200-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
Athletic Association: NAIA
okbu.edu

235. College of the Ozarks
Forbes rank: 235
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (Midwest) Tier 1
Point Lookout, Missouri
Est. 1906
1,000-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Interdenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA
CofO.edu

258.  Calvin College
Forbes rank: No. 258
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Est. 1876
400-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Reformed
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
calvin.edu

268.  Goshen College
Forbes rank: No. 268
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Goshen, Indiana
Est. 1894
135-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Mennonite Church USA
Athletic Association: NAIA
goshen.edu

280.  University of Northwestern St. Paul
Forbes rank: No. 280
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (Midwest) Tier 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Est. 1902
107-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
unwsp.edu

286.  Mississippi College
Forbes rank: No. 286
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (South) Tier 1
Clinton, Mississippi
Est. 1826
75-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
Athletic Association: NCAA
mc.edu

287.  Union University
Forbes rank: No. 287
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (South) Tier 1
Jackson, Tennessee
Est. 1823
360-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Athletic Association: NAIA
uu.edu

289.  Huntington University
Forbes rank: No. 289
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (Midwest) Tier 1
Huntington, Indiana
Est. 1897
170-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: United Brethren in Christ
Athletic Association: NAIA
huntington.edu

304. Cedarville University
Forbes rank: No. 304
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (Midwest) Tier 1
Cedarville, Ohio
Est. 1887
400-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Athletic Association: NAIA
cedarville.edu

316.  Vanguard University of Southern California
Forbes rank: No. 316
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (West) Tier 1
Costa Mesa, California
Est. 1920
40-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Athletic Association: NAIA
vanguard.edu

324. Biola University
Forbes rank: No. 324
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 1
La Mirada, California
Est. 1908
95-acre campus
Athletic Association: NAIA
biola.edu

333.  John Brown University
Forbes rank: No. 333
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (South) Tier 1
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Est. 1919
200-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Interdenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA
jbu.edu

335. Asbury University
Forbes rank: No. 335
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Wilmore, Kentucky
Est. 1890
65-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: non-denominational
Athletic Association: NAIA
asbury.edu

340.  Dordt College
Forbes rank: No. 340
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (Midwest) Tier 1
Sioux Center, Iowa
Est. 1955
115-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Reformed
Athletic Association: NAIA
dordt.edu

365.  North Greenville University
Forbes rank: No. 365
U.S. News Rank:  ational Liberal Arts Tier 2
Tigerville, South Carolina
Est. 1892
250-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
Athletic Association: NCAA
ngu.edu

387.  Northwestern College
Forbes rank: No. 387
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (Midwest) Tier 1
Orange City, Iowa
Est. 1882
100-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Reformed Church in America
Athletic Association: NAIA
nwciowa.edu

389.  Seattle Pacific University
Forbes rank: No. 389
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 1
Seattle, Washington
Est. 1891
43-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Free Methodist
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
spu.edu

390.  Carson-Newman College
Forbes rank: No. 390
U.S. News Rank: National Liberal Arts Tier 1
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Est. 1851
90-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
cn.edu

424. Bethel University
Forbes rank: No. 424
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (Midwest) Tier 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Est. 1871
247-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Converge Worldwide
Athletic Association: NCAA-III
bethel.edu

428. Azusa Pacific University
Forbes rank: No. 428
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 1
Azusa, California
Est. 1899
103-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Interdenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
apu.edu

435.  Trinity International University
Forbes rank: No. 435
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 2
Deerfield, Illinois
Est. 1897
111-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Evangelical Free Church of America
Athletic Association: NAIA
tiu.edu

444.  Messiah College
Forbes rank: No. 444
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (North) Tier 1
Grantham, Pennsylvania
Est. 1909
471-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Interdenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA
messiah.edu

483. Corban University
Forbes rank: No. 483
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (West) Tier 1
Salem, Oregon
Est. 1935
140-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Baptist
Athletic Association: NAIA
corban.edu

484. Abilene Christian University
Forbes rank: No. 484
U.S. News Rank: Regional Universities (West) Tier 1
Abilene, Texas
Est. 1906
208-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Church of Christ
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
acu.edu

489.  Erskine College
Forbes rank: No. 489
U.S. News Rank: Regional Colleges (South) Tier 1
Due West, South Carolina
Est. 1839
85-acre campus
Denominational Affiliation: Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Athletic Association: NCAA-II
erskine.edu

525.  Oral Roberts University
Forbes rank: No. 525
U.S. News Rank: National Universities Tier 2
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Est. 1963
323-acre campus
Denominational Affilliation: Christian Interdenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA-I
oru.edu

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