Heritage Christian University

Overview of Heritage Christian University

The campus of Heritage Christian is in Florence, AL, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. Its Churches of Christ nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Heritage Christian is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Heritage Christian is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Heritage Christian Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.


Heritage Christian maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 90 students enrolled (54 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Heritage Christian are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Heritage Christian has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Heritage Christian offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Heritage Christian University provides a biblically based education, promotes spiritual growth, and prepares communicators of the gospel."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Heritage Christian

Heritage Christian University
3625 Helton Dr
Florence , AL 35630-9977
General Phone: (256) 766-6610

Heritage Christian Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy17bible studies

Number of programs and degrees for Heritage Christian in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31
Bachelor's degree121
Master's degree21

Heritage Christian Student Body

In 2007-2008, Heritage Christian had a total enrollment of 90 students (54 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 17%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 4%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 3%
20-21 4%
22-24 10%
25-29 20%
30-34 20%
35-39 12%
40-49 17%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

Heritage Christian Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 100 %

Heritage Christian Room and Board (2007)

Heritage Christian offers campus housing for 32 of its 54 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Florence, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 8 meals per week.

Heritage Christian Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,968
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,968
Room and board $ 3,000
Room charge $ 3,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 600
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 2,880

Financial Aid:
Heritage Christian participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2199700)

Heritage Christian Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track50

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year5$36,8180*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$36,8180*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Heritage Christian Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies

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Heritage Christian Highlights

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What Sets Heritage Christian Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. all colleges)
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
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Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Heritage Christian Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Heritage Christian % students 40 years or older

checked Churches of Christ affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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