DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online ( http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the 50 Best Christian Graduate Schools 2017 ( http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/50-best-christian-graduate-schools-2017/). Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, claimed the top spot on the list. Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia, ranked second, and Azusa Pacific University of Azusa, California, placed third in the list. Other schools in this ranking are listed below in alphabetical order: Abilene Christian University - Abilene, TexasAnderson University (Indiana) - Anderson, IndianaAnderson University (South Carolina) - Anderson, South Carolina Asbury University - Wilmore, KentuckyBelhaven University - Jackson, MississippiBethel College (Indiana) - Mishawaka, IndianaBethel University - St. Paul, MinnesotaBiola University - La Mirada, CaliforniaBob Jones University - Greenville, South CarolinaCalifornia Baptist University - El Monte, CaliforniaCampbellsville University - Campbellsville, Kentucky Carson- Newman University - Jefferson City, TennesseeCharleston Southern University - Charleston, South CarolinaConcordia University Irvine - Irvine, CaliforniaCrown College - Saint Bonifacius, MinnesotaDallas Baptist University - Dallas, TexasEastern University - Saint Davids, PennsylvaniaEvangel University - Springfield, MissouriFaulkner University - Montgomery, AlabamaFresno Pacific University - Fresno, CaliforniaGeorge Fox University - Newberg, OregonGrand Canyon University - Phoenix, ArizonaGreenville College - Greenville, IllinoisHarding University - Searcy, ArkansasHardin-Simmons University - Abilene, TexasHouston Baptist University - Houston, TexasHuntington University - Huntington, IndianaIndiana Wesleyan University - Marion, Indiana Kentucky Christian University - Grayson, KentuckyMessiah College - Mechanicsburg, PennsylvaniaMilligan College - Milligan College, TennesseeMississippi College - Clinton, Mississippi Missouri Baptist University - Saint Louis, Missouri Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Mount Vernon, OhioNorth Greenville University - Tigerville, South CarolinaNorth Park University - Chicago, Illinois Northwest Nazarene University - Nampa, Idaho Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego, CaliforniaRoberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, New YorkSoutheastern University - Lakeland, FloridaSouthwest Baptist University - Bolivar, MissouriSpring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, MichiganTabor College - Hillsboro, KansasTrevecca Nazarene University - Nashville, TennesseeTrinity Christian College - Palos Heights, IllinoisTrinity International University - Deerfield, IllinoisUnion University - Jackson, Tennessee For this ranking, Christian Universities Online began by collecting all members or member eligible schools of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that offer graduate degree programs. Data was then collected for two categories, the number of graduate degree programs offered and average graduate student tuition and fees for an academic year. Both of these data points were collected from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) site, College Navigator.