Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a regionally accredited, private Christian university offering 8 distinct colleges with over 100 majors and concentrations for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, GCU offers students the flexibility of taking courses online, on the Phoenix campus, or at other satellite locations across Arizona. As a Christian university, Grand Canyon University offers a quality education enhanced and strengthened by faith. The university nurtures a Christian worldview in students, helping them to find their purpose in Christ and apply Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
Grand Canyon University At A Glance*
- Large 4-year, privately operated not-for-profit Christian school
- Main campus located in the large city of Pheonix
- Offers a wide range of online and campus-based degree programs including Education, Nursing and Business
- Learning opportunities include distance education, weekend/evening college and teacher certification
- Total student population: 55,497 (35,205 undergraduate)
- 2013 undergraduate college applications: 15,401 (55% admitted)
- Student to faculty ratio: 21 to 1
- Estimated 2013-2014 undergraduate tuition/fees: $17,000 ($7,296 for graduate students)
- Regionally accredited by the North Central Association
- Mission statement intro: Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.