A different kind of school
for a different kind of student.

Get an education that combines next-level
academics with real-world training.


Next-Level Academics

Half the Price

Don’t Pause Doing to Start Learning

If the idea of being stuck in a classroom or struggling through disconnected online courses for several years makes you question pursuing a degree… we’re with you! At Anchor Christian University, we believe doing fuels learning. That’s why we created a new education model that takes learning out of the classroom and places it into real-life ministry and leadership settings.

Not Your Parents’ University

Our world has changed, and college education should change with it.
Unlike most universities, we’ve eliminated some things, and improved others, so you can have what it takes, with nothing holding you back from making a real difference in the world. Anchor will help you:

Move Forward Debt Free

Earn a recognized degree at half the price of most other schools.

Make an Impact, Today

Use your gifts while receiving instruction in a ministry setting.

Graduate Resume-Ready

Fill a resume with everything you need to get the job you want.

Develop Real Connections

Get support from a growing network of mentors and employers.

We Don’t Like Classrooms Either

The way we make knowledge and experience work together will help you get the best out of what college and ministry can offer – at the same time.

GAP year students

Our classes are customizable
and delivered within the context of the ministry where you are serving.

Ministry leadership team training

Our professors are mentors
who are active ministry leaders making a real difference in the real world.

Emma D. -- The Launch Initiative @ Arrowhead Camp

Our students are doers
learning to overcome challenges and seize opportunities in real-life scenarios.

Anchor Christian University student serving in Honduras.

You’re a difference-maker. Let us help you go further.

We combine next-level academics with real-world training to empower you for deeper impact. The idea of putting your life on pause for several years can make you question whether pursuing a degree is the right option for you. But with Anchor Christian University, you don’t have to stop doing to start learning.

We’ll keep you engaged in ministry while you train for ministry. It’s everything you need to go further with God and his purpose for your life.

Which program is right for you?

We developed a proven curriculum into an immersive experience designed to give you everything you need to succeed.

Associate Degrees

A two-year program for those interested in Biblical Studies or Christian Leadership.

Bachelor Degrees

Pursue a degree in Biblical Studies, or in Christian Leadership, with concentrations available in Camp Ministry, Missions, Youth Ministry.

Master’s Degrees

Earn a graduate degree in as little as one year, with a focus in Biblical Studies or Christian Leadership.

They Got More Out of Their Education.

For most ACU students and graduates, the typical university experience — on campus or online — just wasn’t for them. They wanted something different, something more. And with Anchor, they got it!

Students learning at residency program

Empower your today.

Talk to Admissions

During a short get-to-know you call, you’ll share your passion, goals and dreams with us. And we will walk you through the degrees designed to help you get there.

Build a Custom Plan

We’ll help you customize a plan around the purpose God has for your life. You will be able to choose the right degree pathway with full assistance every step of the way.

Launch faster. Go further.

Once you’re happy with your plan, you can apply, enroll, and start fulfilling your calling with confidence.

Talk with Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Still scrolling? You probably have some more questions for us:

Launch Faster. Go Farther.

Start making the difference only you can make. We promise to match your passion and fuel your drive with:

No Delay. Learn while serving in a ministry aligned with your gifts, your passion, and your calling.
No Debt. Earn your degree at half the price of most other schools.
No Doubt. Have everything you need to secure the job you want.