About Grand Canyon University
Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential through landing the career of their dreams, advancing their career and changing careers. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace. Read about our degree programs, admission requirements and more...
Doctrinal Statement for Grand Canyon University. As an inter-denominational Christian university, GCU supports students through their academic and spiritual journey. This theological Doctrinal Statement embraces the pillars of belief that serve as a foundation for all of Christianity. Read our Doctrinal Statement and what we believe.
Grand Canyon University is a Christian university, and as such, we provide a quality education from the context of our Christian heritage for both traditional students as well as working professionals. To help our students find their purpose and achieve their full potential, we integrate our Christian worldview into everything we do.
Mission and Vision
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.
The curriculum at GCU is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed in the contemporary job market. Students are challenged to develop these tools and to push their intellectual limits in order to become successful in their careers. Read More
As an accredited university, Grand Canyon University holds both college-specific and program-specific accreditations. The Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor have accredited Grand Canyon University continually since 1968, obtaining its most recent ten-year reaccreditation in 2007. Read More.
GCU's Transition to Division I
Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller announced on July 7, 2015 that GCU will begin a year-long, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I Institutional Performance Program (IPP). Specific areas the study will cover are governance and commitment to rules compliance, academic integrity and gender/diversity and student-athlete wellbeing. Click here to learn more.
The Four Pillars
There are four pillars which Grand Canyon University is founded on and lives by each and every day. Read More
Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching
The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching (CIRT) was founded in 2010 to facilitate excellence in research and teaching at Grand Canyon University. As a faculty-driven initiative, CIRT strives to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse faculty. CIRT programming and services cross teaching mode and discipline to foster an integrated faculty community of teaching scholars. Learn More