Get Credit for Mission Year Toward Your City Vision Degree

After $2,500 Scholarship for Mission Year Participants, Tuition is Only $4,500/year

"The reward of faith-based higher education will be beyond your expectations. God will utilize it throughout your life to touch others for eternity."

Our Degrees are the Most Affordable Online Christian Degrees of Their Type


We are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commissionwhich is recognized by the US Department of Education and CHEA. We are an Approved Providor for NAADAC, which means that our addictioncourses are approved for certified addiction counselor credit in most states.

Our Students

About City Vision University

Our students typically want to work in the nonprofit sector, counseling, government or ministry. We are an open admissions school accepting any student with a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Our students are 60% women, 41% people of color (29% African American, 6% Latino, 2% Native American, 1% Asian). We have students as young as 18, and some who are 60 or over, with an average age of 40. 79% of our students receive Pell grants.

City Vision University is a nonprofit Christian university established in 1998. Our vision is to provide radically affordable practical Christian education to help transform at-risk communities. All of our faculty have at least Master's degrees and are current or past practitioners in their fields.

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Sharon Lockwood
Mission Program Director

Degrees and Courses

Business Electives

Urban Missions

Mission Year Partnership Summary




Mission Year participants receive a $2,500 scholarship  reducing tuition to only $450/course or $4,500/year. Discount Code: missionyear
Mission Year participants can have up to 30 credits reviewed for credit through our Learning Portfolio process.
Qualifying students may receive Pell grants of up to $7,662/year and federal loans or VA benefits.

Electives (36 credits)

Students can transfer up to 45 credits.

Associate's in Business Degree Path

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Communications
  • Accounting Principles I
  • Management & Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Theology of Work and Personal Calling
  • Microeconomics


Bachelor's Degree Paths

Electives (90 credits)

Students can transfer up to 90 credits.

Core Courses (30 credits)

Pick 10 Courses in Major

  • Addiction Studies or
  • Urban Missions or
  • Nonprofit Management or
  • Business Administration

Option to Take City Vision Courses While in Mission Year

Students can serve with Mission Year & take City Vision courses at the same time. The advantage of this is that it provides access to financial aid. Any financial aid above tuition can be used to pay any personal expenses during your year with Mission Year.  Students with more limited time that may want to be less busy may also do Mission Year first and then City Vision.

  1. Complete request for more information above.
  2. Complete the Federal Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) and enter City Vision’s code of 041191, following our Financial Aid Instructions
  3. Apply on
  4. Register for courses on using the discount code of "missionyear" to get your discount.

Steps to Get Started

Mission Year Work to College Credit Mapping

Mission Year

  • Urban Field Experience with Journal
  • Urban Field Experience with Journal
  • Urban Issues I
  • Urban Issues II

City Vision Credit

  • Ministry Practicum I (3 credits)
  • Ministry Practicum II (3 credits)
  • Theology and Strategy of Urban Missions (3 credits)
  • Christian Community Development (3 credits

​12 Credits Total

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