Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private Christian academic institution located in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally a non-profit college, GCU, opened in 1949 at Prescott, Arizona with the aim of providing local Baptists the chance to earn their degrees without having to travel back to Baptist Colleges in Texas, Oklahoma or Missouri.
GCU offers undergraduate and graduate degree courses in the fields of Business, Education, Nursing and Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students have the option of completing their courses on-campus or online.
Tuition fees for online courses vary depending on the level of the chosen program of study. Generally tuition for undergraduate courses is less than graduate courses. On the average, undergraduate tuition is about $435.00 / credit unit, and graduate tuition ranges from $465.00 to $510.00 / credit unit. Students who are in active military duty may be entitled to discounted tuition fees. Other forms of financial aid such as grants, loans, and scholarships are available to eligible students. For more information on financial aid packages can be requested from the GCU Financial Assistance office.
It is recommended that those wishing to apply for admission to one of GCU’s online courses contact the GCU Admissions office as the requirements are not standardized. Applicants for admission to undergraduate programs have a different set of requirements to those who are applying for admission to higher courses. Application requirements and procedures can be requested from the GCU admissions office.
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission to offer and confer undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University has been accredited since 1968.