Price vs. Cost
Attending a Christian university is a worthwhile investment that far outweighs the risks of attending a public school. At Southeastern University, we firmly believe that our campus culture and commitment to integrating faith into our classrooms helps students not only to maintain their faith but also to make it stronger. Steve Henderson, founder and president of Christian Consulting Inc., has decades of experience studying the differences between the two and presents the following research.
We are committed to keeping higher education affordable, which is why our tuition is ranked in the top 25% of the 117 CCCU schools for affordability and continue to increase our available financial aid and work with families to accommodate their needs. The difference in total debt following graduation is minimal, with the average for Christian college graduates equaling about $27,000 and for public university graduates totaling just under $22,000. We want students to have the best academic foundation possible so that they can fulfill their calling in any career and stand out among other college graduates.
Higher Graduation Rate
There is a significantly higher graduation rate in four years for undergraduate students attending Christian universities versus other institutions. While students attending Christian schools graduate in about 4.5 years, those at public institutions take approximately 6.2 — nearly two years more.
More than 52% of born-again freshmen entering public universities won’t identify themselves as born-again four years later or will have not attended any religious service in more than a year.