Graduation & Honors


Degrees are awarded to those who have satisfactorily completed the following:

  1. At least 30 credits earned at CCCB 
  2. All course requirements as outlined in the student’s chosen program
  3. A minimum CGPA of 2.00
  4. Evidence of Christian character as demonstrated by compliance with the CCCB Student Handbook
  5. Submission of an intent to graduate form
  6. Approval by the faculty after the intent to graduate form is submitted
  7. Completion of all institutional assessments

Responsibility for understanding and meeting graduation requirements rests entirely with the student.

The intent to graduate form should be submitted by the first day of the student’s final semester. Students are encouraged to submit the form in the spring semester when fewer than 42 credits remain for completion the next May or fewer than 20 credits remain for completion the next December. Early submission allows the student to receive the advising necessary to complete all degree requirements.

A student may participate in the commencement ceremony only if all requirements are completed by the end of the spring semester. This includes FEEs and CLAs, independent studies, online courses, all official transcripts received from previously attended colleges, and passing all courses taken in the final semester.

Diplomas are only released when all requirements are complete and payment of all financial accounts due CCCB has been made.


Dean’s List

Recognizes students each semester who earn a minimum 3.50 semester GPA with at least nine credits attempted.

Delta Epsilon Chi (DEC) 

Recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate superior achievement in academics, leadership, and Christian service as members of the academic honor society of the ABHE. DEC awards are selected by the faculty.

Servant-Leader Award (SLA)

The SLA is an honor awarded by their peers for one female and one male senior student who have provided an outstanding example of servant-leadership for the campus community.

Departmental Awards 

Other awards specific to departments are chosen by faculty members and recognized at the annual Honors Chapel.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Granted to the students with the highest and second highest CGPA, respectively. To qualify, students must have earned 60 credits from CCCB, complete the final 30 credits of their degree at CCCB or a partner institution, and graduate within ten semesters of original enrollment.

Cum Laude

Bachelor’s graduates with at least 60 credits taken at CCCB and have an exceptional GPA:

  • Cum Laude: GPA of at least 3.50
  • Magna Cum Laude: GPA of at least 3.75
  • Summa Cum Laude: GPA of at least 3.90


Academic honors are awarded each year at the Honors Chapel, held the day of Commencement.


CCCB holds one Commencement for all campuses in the spring following final examinations. Graduates are recognized for their completed degrees in a public ceremony.


As an nationally accredited institution, CCCB has many bachelor’s degree recipients who are accepted into graduate programs at universities and seminaries. Seminaries often give preferred admissions and standing to students from Bible colleges. Recent graduates have been accepted into master’s programs at Biola, Central Methodist University, Concordia Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Harding University, Hope International University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Johnson University, Kentucky Christian University, Liberty University, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln University, Midwestern Theological Seminary, Stephens College, Talbot School of Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Wheaton College.