Because faith and truth do matter.

Every college or university education is centered on something: a philosophy, a worldview, a set of core beliefs. Choosing a school that has the right things at the center will make all the difference.


What are you looking for?

Because an Education Should Have Value

As the most affordable Christian college in the region, Cairn tuition is $7,000 less than our peer Christian institutions, while over 85% of our students receive financial aid.

At Cairn, students receive an affordable education built around a core of biblical values and truth.

How to Afford Christian College

  • Learning psychology from a biblical perspective is especially important to me because each of us is created in the image of God. I am looking forward to studying the complexity of the human mind, which is fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator.

    Natalie Livingston '15
    Natalie Livingston '15 Psychology
  • Through intercollegiate athletics at Cairn, I have been stretched to exemplify Christ on the court, and the community atmosphere has been a daily encouragement.

    Charles Hopkins '15
    Charles Hopkins '15 Business Administration & Bible
  • As a student at Cairn, I’ve become a part of a community of professors and students who are seeking to live godly lives. I am constantly being encouraged to strive for excellence and live a life of integrity.

    Keturah Hasbrouck '15
    Keturah Hasbrouck '15 Worship & Music, Voice
  • Having a biblically integrated worldview will not only give me a work ethic that employers are looking for, but more importantly will give me the desire to live intentionally with every person I come in contact with.

    Susan Santucci '15
    Susan Santucci '15 Business Administration
  • Whether I’m studying sociology, ancient art, mathematics, or philosophy, the person of Jesus Christ seems to always be at the center of the conversation.  Probably as many substantial conversations around the lunch table find their roots in Core Curriculum classes as in theology classes. I always enjoy hearing how my friends’ classes have sparked some spiritual fire in them.

    Nolan Pierce ’14
    Nolan Pierce ’14 Youth Ministry
  • Cairn’s commitment to integrate teaching and experiences has helped me realize the necessity of keeping one’s life from being compartmentalized.  The world needs men and women in the workplace who are not only professionally competent, but also have a heart for God.  As I become more conformed to the image of Christ, I know I’m also more capable of engaging in intentional and productive service to Christ in the church, society, and the world.

    Ben Cardillo ’16
    Ben Cardillo ’16 Business Administration
  • The character of the professors definitely has a deep influence on me, molding my mind to resemble the mind of Christ.  I glean from them week to week, not only through their Christ-centered view of the subjects they are teaching, but also through the character shown in how they interact with me as a student.

    Caleb Bishop ’16
    Caleb Bishop ’16 B.S. in Bible & M.S. in Counseling
  • I used to be afraid of questioning, but my education at Cairn has shown me the importance of confronting the questions that arise as I consider how my faith relates to my understanding of the world.  In this worldview focus, I have found a freedom to examine ideas without fear or defensiveness.

    Amanda Smith ’16
    Amanda Smith ’16 B.S. in Bible & M.S.Ed. (Elementary/Early Childhood Education)
Cairn University Open House

Stop wondering

The best way to discover what it means to be a student at Cairn University is to see it firsthand. Attend an Open House or design your own personal visit. Tour campus, sit in on a class, enjoy a meal in the dining commons, meet with faculty and staff, get answers to your enrollment and financial aid questions, and even stay overnight.

Schedule a visit today and experience Cairn for yourself!

Upcoming Visit Events

School of Divinity Online Information Session
August 3, 2017
Thursday, 12pm EST

School of Business Online Information Session
August 8, 2017
Tuesday, 12:15pm EST

Degree Completion Online Information Session
August 10, 2017
Tuesday, 12pm EST

School of Education Online Information Session
August 15, 2017
Tuesday, 4pm EST

MS in Counseling Coffee House
September 27, 2017
Wednesday, 6pm EST

Undergraduate Open House
October 6, 2017

News & Updates

Upcoming Events

Multiple Locations
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 -
Da' T.R.U.T.H. Concert
Chatlos Chapel Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 -
Bone of My Bones Exhibit
Connie A. Eastburn Gallery
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 -
Undergraduate Open House and Overnight Option
Cairn University Main Campus
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 -

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