Grace Christian University

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School Overview

Grace Christian University, located in Wyoming, MI (near Grand Rapids, MI), is a privately owned and operated Christian college. The college is unique among Christian colleges in that it is a fundamentalist Christian education institution that subscribes to the premillennial Mid-Acts Dispensational tradition. It is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor’s degrees and holds national accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Grace Christian University is directly affiliated with the Grace Gospel Fellowship, a denominational organization for Grace Ministries International, a large missionary group of the “Grace Movement”. The college’s affiliation with the Grace Gospel Fellowship is voluntary – the college is still an independent higher education organization.

According to the Grace Christian University website, each degree program found at Grace consists of three major components, including:

  • General education courses
  • Biblical and theological studies
  • A vocational major

Grace Christian University seeks to ensure that each student graduates with great achievements in the following four domains:

  • Knowing – increase their knowledge of God’s word and God’s general revelation
  • Being – fbecome a person of strong character who can apply God’s Word to their lives
  • Doing – establish skills for living and working in the world (communication, life skills, working with others)
  • Serving – develop a heart of compassion and concern through their service to the school, church, and society

Athletics is an important part of the culture and student life at Grace Christian University. The college sponsors Grace Tiger men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams in various sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, track & field, cross country, tennis, and bowling. The college is a member of the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The men’s basketball program at Grace Christian University is well-known for having won 7 national championships between 1994 and 2012. The college also has a well developed intramural athletics program where all of the college’s students can participate in sports such as golf, table tennis, skiing, soccer, tennis, racquetball, golf, handball, volleyball and wallyball.

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.
-Grace Christian University Mission Statement

Grace Christian University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (616) 538-2330
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1011 Aldon SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,097
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 455 (41% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,350
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,350
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,867

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Grace Christian University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Grace Christian University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12
Education 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Theology and Religious Vocations 132
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 4112

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Grace Christian University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,350
Out-of-state $14,350
Books and supplies $600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,175
Out-of-state $9,175

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 98 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 95 96% $9,867
Student loan aid 63 64% $7,646

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 814 79% $6,341
Federal student loans 775 76% $6,870

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Grace Christian University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Grace Christian University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 701 278 423
Percent admitted 100% 100% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 22% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Grace Christian University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,097
Undergraduate enrollment 1,060
Graduate enrollment 37

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Grace Christian University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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