List of Accredited Christian Colleges with an Engineering or Civil Engineering Major

Many young Christian students want to attend Christian colleges. Engineering is a popular major, but some Christian colleges offer a limited number of majors. If you want to attend a Christian college with an engineering major, make sure to check its list of course offerings first. Some schools might offer only Mechanical engineering, for instance, so anyone wanting to attend a Christian college with a civil engineering major would have to look elsewhere. This article will provide some clarity and advice for students confused by the process of looking for Christian colleges that offer engineering.

The most important thing to look for is accreditation. Employers and graduate schools prefer, and may even require, that students graduate from accredited programs. This is especially true for engineering, where ABET accreditation is the standard. Unaccredited schools are, in general, a poor option for engineeering students. With that in mind, the schools listed in this article are all fully accredited, so you don't have to worry about receiving a worthless degree.

Another important aspect of choosing a college is the school's reputation and network. A college with a good reputation can help its students find jobs after graduation, and will often have a strong network of alumni. Christian colleges with the engineering major and good reputations will have strong networks of alumni, who can help students find internships or jobs.

List of Christian Colleges Offering An Engineering Major

  • Andrews University (Michigan)
  • Baylor University (Texas)
  • Calvin College (Michigan)
  • The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
  • Cederville University (Ohio)
  • Christian Brothers University (Tennessee)
  • Dordt College (Iowa)
  • Geneva College (Pennsylvania)
  • George Fox University (Oregon)
  • Gonzaga College (Washington)
  • Greenville College (South Carolina)
  • Grove City College (Pennsylvania)
  • Harding University (Arkansas)
  • Hope College (Michigan)
  • John Brown University (Arkansas)
  • LeTourneau University (Texas)
  • Lipscomb University (Tennessee)
  • Loyola Marymount University (California)
  • Marquette University (Michigan)
  • Messiah College (Pennsylvania)
  • Oklahoma Christian University (Oklahoma)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (Illinois)
  • Oral Roberts University (Oklahoma)
  • Seattle Pacific University (Washington)
  • St. Ambrose University (Iowa)
  • Taylor University (Indiana)
  • Union University (Tennessee)
  • University of Dayton (Ohio)
  • University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
  • University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
  • Valparaiso University (Indiana)
  • Walla Walla University (Washington)

List of Christian Colleges Offering A Civil Engineering Major

These schools specifically offer an accredited degree in Civil Engineering. Accreditation is very important for civil engineering, as civil engineers without an accredited degree usually cannot become licensed.

  • Calvin College (Michigan)
  • The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
  • Christian Brothers University (Tennessee)
  • Geneva College (Pennsylvania)
  • Gonzaga University (Washington)
  • Loyala Marymount University (California)
  • Marquette University (Wisconsin)
  • University of Dayton (Ohio)
  • University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
  • Valparaiso University (Indiana)
  • Walla Walla University (Washington)

Choosing a school

The above lists are a good place to start, but which Christian colleges can be considered some of the best? There are several considerations to take into account: denomination, cost, location, size, and ranking. With that in mind, this section contains information on some top Christian schools offering engineering programs.

Best Catholic School

Notre Dame

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

Tuition and fees: $39,919

Enrollment: 8,372 undergrad

Admission: 29% applicants admitted

Rankings: 19th Overall, 47th engineering

Best Protestant College

Calvin College

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tuition and fees: $24,870

Undergraduate Enrollment:4,015

Admission:93% of applicants admitted

Rankings:101/47th engineering (among schools whose terminal degree is a bachelor's or master's)

Best Jesuit School

Loyola Marymount University

Location: Los Angeles, California

Tuition and fees: $36,404

Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,833 undergraduate

Admission: 59% of applicants admitted

Rankings: 3rd (among colleges)/19th engineering (among schools whose terminal degree is a bachelor's or master's)

Best Evangelical School

Messiah College

Location: Grantham, Pennsylvania

Tuition and fees: $27,480

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,766

Admission: 69% of applicants admitted

Rankings:4 (Northern Colleges)/144th engineering (among schools whose terminal degree is a bachelor's or master's)

How to Choose the Best College

The above colleges and universities are all excellent schools. Determining which school is the best is always a difficult, and subjective, decision; the school that's the best for one student may not be the best for another. With that in mind, the schools listed as "best" above were considered on the basis of ranking, selectivity, and connections to industry. Rankings are a good place to start, but they shouldn't take precedence over other factors like cost, location, and industry connection.

Sources

Christian Engineering Links

ABET Accredited Programs

College Board college information