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Grand Canyon University is a leading, private university located in Arizona. It was founded in 1949. Students who graduate from this university leave with the skills necessary to find satisfying careers, enhance earning potential, and make career transitions. Grand Canyon University is a Christian university that implements values into the curriculum.

Grand Canyon University offers online degree programs that enable students to complete coursework when they have free time from any location with Internet access. Although students complete coursework in the convenience of their homes, students have the opportunity to interact frequently with teachers and fellow classmates through online chat rooms. Distance learning is ideal for working professionals and other busy individuals.

In addition to distance learning programs, Grand Canyon University offers courses that can be completed on campus. Students studying at Grand Canyon University have the benefit of learning from excellent teachers who pride themselves on helping students succeed. Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (800-621-7440; http://hlcommission.org/). In addition, the University has obtained the following specialized accreditations and approvals for our core program offerings: Association of Collegiate Business
Schools and Programs, Arizona State Board of Education, Arizona Department of Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Below are programs offered by Grand Canyon University. To view a complete list of programs, and to request more information from this school click on the “Request Information” button below.

  • BA in Christian Studies
  • BA in Christian Studies: Biblical Studies
  • BA in Christian Studies: Youth Ministry
  • BA in Communications
  • BA in Digital Film: Emphasis in Production
  • BA in Digital Film: Emphasis in Screenwriting
  • BA in English Literature
  • BA in Government: Emphasis in Legal Studies
  • BA in Government: Emphasis in State and Local Public Policy
  • BA in History
  • BA in History: Emphasis in Public History
  • BA in History for Secondary Education (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Registerd Nurse to BSN
  • BS in Accounting
  • BS in Applied Management
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Business Administration: Business Intelligence
  • BS in Counseling: Addiction, Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse
  • BS in Early Childhood
  • BS in Educational Studies (Does NOT Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • BS in Elementary Education: English (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • BS in Elementary Education: Math (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • BS in Elementary Education: Science (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • BS in Elementary Education: Special Education (Dual Major, Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • BS in Entrepreneurial Studies
  • BS in Finance and Economics
  • BS in Health Care Administration
  • BS in Health Science: Professional Development/Advanced Patient Care
  • BS in Justice Studies
  • BS in Marketing
  • BS in Psychology
  • BS in Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • BS in Secondary Education: Business Education
  • BS in Secondary Education: English
  • BS in Secondary Education: Math
  • BS in Sociology
  • BS in Sports Management
  • DBA in Management
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: Behavioral Health
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: Christian Ministry
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: K-12 Leadership
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: Organizational Development
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership: Special Education
  • EdS in K-12 Leadership
  • MA in Christian Studies: Christian Leadership
  • MA in Christian Studies: Pastoral Ministry
  • MA in Christian Studies: Urban Ministry
  • MA in Christian Studies: Youth Ministry
  • MA in Teaching: Professional Learning Communities
  • MA in Teaching: Teacher Leadership
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Divinity: Emphasis in Global Ministry
  • Master of Divinity: Emphasis in Worship Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration: Government and Policy
  • Master of Public Administration: Health Care Management
  • MBA
  • MBA: Accounting
  • MBA: Finance
  • MBA: Health Systems Management
  • MBA: Leadership
  • MBA: Marketing
  • MBA: Project Management
  • MBA: Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MBA and MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • MBA and MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual Degree)
  • MED in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Elementary
  • MED in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Secondary
  • MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology
  • MED in Early Childhood (IR)
  • MED in Early Childhood (No IR)
  • MEd in Educational Administration
  • MEd in Educational Leadership (Does NOT Lead to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • MEd in Elementary Education (No IR & Certification)
  • MEd in Elementary Education (With IR & Certification)
  • MEd in Secondary Education (No IR & Certification)
  • MEd in Secondary Education (With IR & Certification)
  • Med in Special Education: Certified Special Educators (Does NOT Lead to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • MEd in Special Education: Cross-Categorical (Does NOT Lead to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • MEd in Special Education: Cross-Categorical (Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure)
  • MEd in Teaching: English as a Second Language (TESOL)
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Addiction Counseling
  • MS in Christian Counseling
  • MS in Christian Counseling: Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
  • MS in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • MS in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
  • MS in Health Care Administration
  • MS in Health Care Informatics
  • MS in Leadership
  • MS in Leadership: Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership
  • MS in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology
  • MS in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge)
  • MS in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist: Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology
  • MS in Nursing: Health Care Informatics
  • MS in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
  • MS in Nursing: Nursing Education
  • MS in Nursing: Nursing Education(Bridge)
  • MS in Nursing: Public Health
  • MS in Nursing: Public Health (Bridge)
  • MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • MS in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • MS in Professional Counseling
  • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
  • MS in Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • PhD in General Psychology: Cognition & Instruction
  • PhD in General Psychology: Industrial & Organizational
  • PhD in General Psychology: Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology
  • PhD in General Psychology: Performance Psychology

*We do 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. Programs may not be available in the state where you reside.

Disclosures and Accreditations
Disclosures: http://www.gcu.edu/ProgramDisclosures/
Accreditations: http://www.gcu.edu/Academics/Accreditation.php


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Grand Canyon University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(800) 800-9776
Website:www.gcu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:
Address:3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:75,834
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,292 (10% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$17,050
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,050
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,053

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Grand Canyon University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Grand Canyon University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services831
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services42
Education56131
Engineering4
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Health Professions and Related Programs58121
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions31
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations112
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total1257354

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Grand Canyon University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services631
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Education5131
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs57121
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions31
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations112
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1227354

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Grand Canyon 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$17,050
Out-of-state$17,050
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,612
Out-of-state$10,612

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,43399%
Grant or scholarship aid2,40898%$10,053
Student loan aid1,76472%$7,204

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid29,85869%$7,913
Federal student loans25,83560%$7,772

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Grand Canyon 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 Grand Canyon University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants25,9198,96016,959
Percent admitted100%72%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%14%12%

Admissions Considerations

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

Grand Canyon University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment75,834
Undergraduate enrollment46,297
Graduate enrollment29,537

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

Grand Canyon University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

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