Graduation Requirements

Each candidate for graduation must:

  • Complete the entire prescribed curriculum for his chosen field of study, including coursework, Morning Prayer, and the Christian service program
  • Earn a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average at Family of Faith Christian University
  • Receive at least “C” grade in all professional education courses for education majors and all biblical/theological and ministry courses for ministry majors
  • Display the development of Christian character
  • Complete a graduation interview with the College President or his designated representative during the semester of graduation
  • Be recommended for graduation by the faculty
  • Be current on all financial obligations with Family of Faith Christian University
  • Attend commencement activities


To achieve academic recognition at Family of Faith Christian University, a student must have completed at least sixty-four credit hours at this university and must have completed all graduation requirements. The scholastic honors, according to grade point average, are as follows:

Summa cum laude ~ 3.70 – 4.00

Magna cum laude ~ 3.50 – 3.69

Cum laude ~ 3.30 – 3.49


In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know Act of 1991, Family of Faith Christian University reports the following graduation and retention rates. (

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Percentage of Students who began studies in Fall 2010 and returned in Fall 2011 = 100%

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Known as the “Student Right to Know” or IPEDS graduation rate, this rate tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete an academic program within 150% of “normal time.” These rates are determined from students who began their studies in Fall 2005. FFCU also reports a transfer-out rate, which is the percent-age of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution. (Note: not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 50% of entering students were counted as “full-time, first-time” in 2011.)

Overall Graduation Rate = 25%         Overall Transfer-Out Rate = 25%

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students who graduated in the specified amount of time

Students beginning in Fall 2005 graduating in 4 years = 25%

Students beginning in Fall 2005 graduating in 6 years = 25%

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