CUC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; the Adventist Accrediting Association of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists; and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Professional accreditations include the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the Maryland State Department of Education.
The college offers undergraduate Associate and Bachelors degrees, as well as several Certificate programs. Graduate programs include the following: MBA, Masters of Nursing with Business Leadership, and Masters of Religion. Adult evening courses towards accelerated bachelors degree programs are also available from the School of Graduate and Professional Services.
The current president of the college is Dr. Weymouth Spence, who has announced plans for structural changes to revitalize the school. The changes are described in detail in a document called The Plan. President Spence succeeded Dr. Randal Wisbey, who left in 2007 to become the president of sister institution, La Sierra University. The resident agent is The Corporation Trust, Inc., in Baltimore, MD.
The campus occupies 19 suburban acres just north of the Washington D.C. line. There are 17 buildings including residence halls on campus.
CUC has an active sports program, which includes both intercollegiate and intramural sports for men and women. Sports facilities and activities available to students includes NCAA Division II Athletics (baseball and basketball), volleyball club, running club, fitness club, racquetball and tennis courts, sports fields, and a weight room. The school's team name is the Columbia Union College Pioneers. The 2008 men's baseball team won the USCAA National Championship, the first national championship in the school's history.
The majority of the student body are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though students of all faiths and belief systems may enroll. Weekly church services are held at the campus church, Sligo Church