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Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit institution located in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

1,712 Undergraduate Degrees
7,493 Graduate Degrees
$26,282 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

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Grand Canyon University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Grand Canyon University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Grand Canyon University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#22 Best Teaching English or French Schools College Factual
#22 Best Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Schools College Factual
#41 Best General Special Education Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#53 Best Special Education Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#60 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#120 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Grand Canyon University?

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Contact details for Grand Canyon University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: 800-800-9776
Website: www.gcu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GrandCanyonU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcu

How Do I Get Into Grand Canyon University?

You can apply to Grand Canyon University online at: https://www.gcu.edu/

Admission Requirements for Grand Canyon University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Grand Canyon University?

81% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Grand Canyon University is 81%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Can I Afford Grand Canyon University?

$26,282 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Grand Canyon University is $26,282. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Grand Canyon University, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,254 a year. That adds up to $29,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Grand Canyon University is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Grand Canyon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,937 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 63,752 undergraduate students at Grand Canyon University, with 19,937 being full-time and 43,815 being part-time.

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There are also 39,675 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,937 full-time undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand Canyon University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 588
Black or African American 1,206
Hispanic or Latino 5,331
White 10,150
International Students 653
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,009

Geographic Diversity

Arizona students aren't the only ones who study at Grand Canyon University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 92 countries are represented at Grand Canyon University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Grand Canyon University

85,087 Took All Classes Online
95,569 Took At Least One Class Online
9.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 95,569 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Grand Canyon University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Grand Canyon University Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Grand Canyon University was $17,800 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Grand Canyon University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
History Education #1 #1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #1 #1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs #1 #1
Elementary Special Education #3 #3
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision #4 #4
Chemistry Education #4 #4
Biology Education #4 #4
Social Science Teacher Education #4 #4
English & Language Arts Education #4 #4
Teacher Education #7 #7
Mathematics Education #7 #7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #9 #9
Reading Teacher Education #9 #9
Teaching English or French #9 #9
Early Childhood Education #10 #10
Secondary Education #12 #12
Student Counseling #13 #13
Special Education #13 #13
Elementary Education #13 #13
General Special Education #16 #16
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #19 #19
Teacher Education Subject Specific #23 #23
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #30 #24
General Education #38 #38
General Education #38 #38
Educational/Instructional Technology #45 #39
Instructional Media Design #45 #39
Curriculum & Instruction #45 #45
Curriculum & Instruction #45 #45
General Educational Leadership & Administration #46 #46

Online Growth Rankings of Grand Canyon University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grand Canyon University was 9.7%. This is the #548 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Grand Canyon University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Grand Canyon University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Grand Canyon University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Elementary Special Education #4
Social Science Teacher Education #7
History Education #10
Chemistry Education #12
English & Language Arts Education #16
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #19
Biology Education #21
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision #22
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs #26
Teacher Education #43
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #55
Student Counseling #58
Teaching English or French #59
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #59
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #60
Secondary Education #67
Reading Teacher Education #79
Curriculum & Instruction #85
Curriculum & Instruction #85
General Education #89
General Education #89
Elementary Education #94
General Special Education #120
Instructional Media Design #123
Educational/Instructional Technology #123
General Educational Leadership & Administration #147
Teacher Education Subject Specific #165
Special Education #167
Early Childhood Education #171
Educational Administration #214
Teacher Education Grade Specific #294

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Grand Canyon University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 913 0 965 0 1,878
General Special Education 402 0 1,368 0 1,770
Secondary Education 135 0 777 0 912
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 615 268 883
Early Childhood Education 180 0 587 0 767
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 732 0 732
General Education 0 0 707 0 707
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0 0 293 0 293
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0 0 256 0 256
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 11 206 0 217
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 159 0 159
English & Language Arts Education 0 5 118 0 123
History Education 0 0 97 0 97
Biology Education 0 0 96 0 96
Social Science Teacher Education 0 0 92 0 92
Teacher Education 0 71 0 0 71
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 69 0 0 0 69
Chemistry Education 0 0 39 0 39
Mathematics Education 0 0 26 0 26
Music Education 5 0 0 0 5
Drama & Dance Education 4 0 0 0 4
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 4 0 0 0 4
Adult & Continuing Education 0 0 0 4 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 0 1
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Elementary Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,712 87 7,134 272 9,205

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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