Higher Learning Commission


Cornerstone University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Phone: (800) 621-7440

As an institution accredited by the HLC, it is our aim to measure student learning in relationship to the curricular and co-curricular goals of the university, for the purpose of providing a quality educational experience for each student through continual enhancement of programs and services.

Quick Facts

Founded: 1941

Size: More than 1,900 undergraduate students, as well as 800 graduate students

Freshman Profile: Average high school GPA of 3.5; average ACT score of 24; average SAT score of 1590

Denomination: Multi-denominational, with more than 45 denominations represented in the student body

Cost: 2014-2015 tuition is $24,542 for traditional students taking 12-17 credit hours per semester. Room and board on campus is $8,226. Total annual cost is $33,338.

Campus: 130 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, including a nine-acre lake encircled by a walking path

Academics: 56 full-time undergraduate faculty. More than 46 undergraduate academic programs in the arts, sciences and theological and professional studies, as well as 16 advanced degrees. The average class size is 20, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.

Off-Campus Study: Nearly 20 programs in 10 countries. Cross-cultural ministry teams have traveled to more than 20 countries in the past five years.


Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation