About Clarks Summit University

About Clarks Summit University

Clarks Summit University has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates for more than 80 years. Founded in 1932, this private, Christian college embraces its Baptist convictions and propels graduates into careers and service opportunities around the globe.

Our Mission

CSU exists to prepare Christ-centered, career-ready graduates. 

Read CSU’s full mission statement here.


As an accredited Bible college, the Word of God is the foundation of our high-quality academic programs and welcoming student community. All undergraduate students earn a double major in Bible and the degree program of their choice. Daily chapel is an integral part of student life, where CSU faculty and nationally recognized speakers encourage students to live out their faith.


From classroom academics to on-campus employment and extracurricular activities, Clarks Summit University students benefit from a career focus. Grounded in the belief that all aspects of college life are training grounds for future careers, CSU emphasizes training in both practical academics and the soft skills employers seek in their new hires.

Undergraduate Majors

More than 40 undergraduate academic programs include majors in business and communications, health and sports sciences, human services, Christian ministries and education.

Online students can earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in four different study areas.

An online degree completion track is ideal for adult transfer students ready to finish earning their degree.

High School Dual Enrollment gets high school juniors and seniors on the fast track to collegiate success as they meet their high school requirements.

Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer a deeper academic experience in Bible, education, counseling, literature and organizational leadership from a thoroughly biblical perspective.

Graduate students earn a master’s degree online (limited on-campus modules are required for the Master of Science in Counseling).

Baptist Bible Seminary Degrees

Baptist Bible Seminary equips pastors, missionaries and educators in highly flexible and immediately applicable masters and doctorate degrees, from church-planting programs to a biblical Ph.D.

Online Programs

Convenient online Bible college programs are available at all academic levels, from our unique High School Dual Enrollment program through Ph.D.

Where We Are

The Christian university is located in the foothills of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, with outdoor recreation, quaint small towns and vibrant city life nearby.

On-campus students are treated to a tight-knit community, outstanding architecture and beautiful scenery from our mountaintop campus.

Students in our thriving online programs enjoy learning from dedicated CSU professors as they study worldwide.

Discover more about our campus and community.

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