Grand Canyon Education is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential. The regionally accredited institution offers more than 200 academic programs and more than 150 online programs in our nine distinct colleges, including the prestigious GCU Honors College. Our degree programs are developed to meet the workforce demands of the 21st century, including fast-growing areas like information technology, engineering and computer science.
GCU is committed to providing an affordable, quality education for all through generous, renewable scholarship and grant opportunities. In fall 2015, GCU enrolled nearly 60,000 online students and nearly 15,000 campus students. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to their studies and the workplace.
Grand Canyon University supports high enrollment numbers by meeting the learning needs of working adults, who are typically 25 years and older. We prepare these learners to pursue their chosen career, advance in their current career or re-career into a different field. Benefits of GCU include the flexibility and convenience of online classes to accommodate busy schedules.
Since 2009, Grand Canyon University has invested $480 million into the university to provide world-class student experiences. We continue to add extensive new academic offerings in high-demand fields and expand the campus with brand-new or upgraded amenities to fit our growing traditional student population on campus.
The Grove, our newest on-campus housing option, offers incoming freshmen a community of four residence halls featuring suite-style accommodations. The GCU Golf Course and GCU Hotel offer hands-on, real-world learning environments for students studying golf or hospitality management. GCU’s brand-new 84,105-square-foot classroom building also provides a fully equipped learning space for students studying STEM-related fields. In 2016, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will open a second engineering building measuring over 142,000 square feet. Our NCAA DI athletics program is also thriving with state-of-the-art facilities, such as our brand-new 6,000-seat soccer stadium opening in fall 2016 and expanded 7,200-seat GCU Arena. – less