Lubbock Christian University

Awards & Recognition

Organizations from across the country have recognized Lubbock Christian University’s efforts to offer a quality education that goes beyond the classroom, delivered from professors who have real world experience and who care about their students on a personal level. We are grateful for the various awards and want to share those with you so that you may be assured your academic pursuits at LCU will be a transformative experience. Below are a few awards we have received in the past.

Best Regional Universities (Western Region)

2021-22 Military Friendly® School

2020-21 College of Distinction


2020 U.S. News and World Report Ranked University

2020 Great College to Work For

2018-2019 College of Distinction

Best Online Colleges

Highest Return on Investment (ROI) College in Texas

Most Affordable Online Colleges in Texas

2013 Private University of the Year

LEED Platinum Rating: Cardwell Welcome Center

Stem Jobs Award

Why LCU?

Academic Achievements

With more than 80 undergraduate majors, a Scholars Colloquium, and the Mabee Honors College, LCU has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 20 Comprehensive College in the Western Region.

Foundation of Faith

At LCU, everything is based on faith. From the first week that freshmen step on campus, they are learning not only academically, but also spiritually. Whether you choose the tradition of Praise Choir or step up and lead in chapel, at LCU your character will form the foundation for a life of purpose and service.

Successful Outcomes

Like so many who have come before you, you'll begin your LCU success story from day one and forever be connected with our impressive network of almost 10,000 alumni. LCU graduates are in high demand—check out our most recent graduates' success in acceptance to professional schools and into their careers:

Active Lifestyle

From the team-building hilarity of Master Follies to the outrageous stress relief of TWIRP Week, at LCU you won't have time to be bored. You can choose from more than 25 student organizations and more than 15 intramural sports; keep fit at the Rhodes Perrin Rec Center, our 70,000-square-foot facility; cheer on the Chaps and Lady Chaps (including our three-time NCAA Division II National Championship Basketball Team); or travel the world through our Global Campus.

The Lubbock Experience

Lubbock is a vibrant and bustling city serving as the economic, educational, and health-care hub of the South Plains region. The city offers unique shopping with one-of-a-kind boutiques as well as major chains, nearly 1,000 restaurants, an average of 265 days of sunshine a year to explore the 65 public parks and eight golf courses, and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene with galleries, museums, performances at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, and the First Friday Art Trail in downtown's cultural arts district. Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport offers easy accessibility to the region. While at LCU, you will see why Lubbock is an awesome place to live.

Diversity Programs

One of our core values at LCU is people. This means plain and simple: people matter. No matter your background or experiences, you will be welcomed at LCU. Each student can expect to be treated with respect, dignity, and care.

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Gordon Cargill Spirit of LCU Award

In April of 2014, LCU established the Gordon Cargill Spirit of LCU Award to honor the legacy of a man who impacted the students, faculty and staff in profound ways. Presented annually, the award recognizes a member of the LCU faculty or staff for exemplifying a servant’s heart and encouraging spirit.