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CVCU offers flexible, affordable, hybridized education tailored to the needs and strengths of the Millennial and Generation Z demographics. CVCU is founded on the tutoring modality popularized by Oxford University as well as the coaching methodology of the homeschool movement, blending mentorship and discipleship with small group, discussion-based classroom environments. CVCU’s leadership team has invested significant time and energy into understanding and applying the most effective educational research methodologies to help the youngest generations succeed in the classroom. 

In addition to providing quality four-year degrees in academically viable fields, CVCU serves as a “hands and feet” model that enables students, staff, faculty, and guest lecturers to take learning out of the four walls of the classroom and into the surrounding community, offering academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and artistic excellence in a nondenominational, faith-based model. CVCU endeavors to offer flexible, affordable, and hybridized degree plans, providing the next generation of college students a fiscally responsible model of excellence in higher education catering to the generational drive of self-directed learning.  

Chula Vista Christian University is an academic experience where rigor meets relationship. CVCU is built on the "guide on the side" model rather than the "sage on the stage" model. Instead of being subjected to dry, esoteric, non-relational, lecture-based models of education, CVCU students discover, learn, and practice their craft through discussion and reflection with professors who care about the whole student -- mind, body, and spirit. Students then apply their learning through mandatory internships that provide the work experience they need to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. 

CVCU's impact is not limited to the four walls of a classroom. Chula Vista Christian University is a research, education, and outreach center that focuses on a fivefold mission of equipping, educating, enriching, empowering, and establishing members of the local community in marketplace and ministry success. CVCU empowers families, promotes creativity and critical thinking, fosters literacy skills, strengthens the bonds of community, and nurtures a lifelong love of learning, impacting not only the next generation of students, but also the communities where they live, work, and play. 

CVCU Mission

Through intentional mentorship, rigorous reading, and career-driven internships, CVCU will equip scholars and visionaries who will advance the Kingdom, strengthen the community, and lead with excellence in the home, the church, and the marketplace.

CVCU Vision

The CVCU Vision is to train undergraduate college students for service to God, country, and one another, building a legacy of culture shapers who will radiate the expressed values of the faith: the compassionate character of Christ, the moral fortitude of historic leaders, the visionary courage of the Founding Fathers, and the academic excellence inherent in those who study to show themselves approved, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

CVCU Motto

Innovation for the next generation

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