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About Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater Christian College places the gospel of Jesus Christ at the center of her curriculum, creating academically distinct programs of study, all within a collegiate community that fosters mentorship and emphasizes missional living.


Clearwater Christian College equips men and women, who desire genuine transformation and meaningful life investment, with a gospel-centered biblical worldview that shapes character and provides the skills for the market place and ministry.

Doctrinal Statement

Read our doctrinal statement and spiritual distinctives.

History of the College

Under the leadership and direction of founding president Arthur E. Steele, the possibility of a Christian liberal arts college on the west coast of Florida became reality in January, 1966. The College acquired 50 waterfront acres at the eastern entrance to the city of Clearwater, and began construction early in April of that year. On Sept. 17, 1966, the College opened with 15 students. God providentially supplied funds, friends, faculty and facilities, as well as a promising student body, and that same great enthusiasm and sense of expectancy during that first year continues today. Read our story.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


Clearwater Christian College is a nondenominational institution that upholds the fundamentals of the historic Christian faith.