Grand Canyon University

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Grand Canyon University

3300 W Camelback Rd
School Setting City: Large: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionSouthwest AZ NM OK TX
Chief Executive OfficerBrian Mueller
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate for-profit (profit-making) institution - A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives compensation other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester
A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores Recommended

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 48,650
Number of Men 11,821
Number of Women 36,829
Percentage Women76%
Percentage Men24 %
Full-time Students 5834
Part-time Students 42816
Number of Applicants 10,206
Number of Admitted 3,529
Admissions Rate 35%
Full-time Retention Rate (2012) 65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 19 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $16,500
Books and Supplies $4,500
On Campus Room and Board $8,000
In-state Fees $500
Out of State Tuition $500
Application Fee $0
Estimated Total$30,000

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 67%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$7,354
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 48%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $5,080
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 53%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $5,143
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 63%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $9,657
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2331
Special Education and Teaching, General1349
Business Administration and Management, General1286
Curriculum and Instruction944
Elementary Education and Teaching772
Superintendency and Educational System Administration637
Secondary Education and Teaching383
Nursing Administration317
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling303
Christian Studies265
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor244
Education, General234
Psychology, General178
Human Resources Management and Services, Other154
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other144

Degrees Awarded by Level

Master's Degree6151
Bachelor's Degree4424
Post-master's certificate12

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Pacific West Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Pacific West Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Pacific West Conference

Tel / Fax (602) 639-7838
Institution’s internet website address
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.