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Higher Learning Commission
Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationThe Higher Learning Commission 
accredits Grand Canyon University.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500 
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 312-263-0456
Toll-free: 800-621-7440

College of Business
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211, 913-339-9356, accredits the following programs of the  College of Business: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies, Master of Business Administration and Executive Master of Business Administration. The ACBSP requires each school to submit a periodic Quality Assurance Report that summarizes recent activity regarding compliance with ACBSP standards. View our most recent ACBSP Quality Assurance Report.  View the results of the Undergraduate Business Field Test

College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredits the Athletic Training Education Program (

College of Education
The College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer credentials for the certification of elementary, secondary and special education teachers and administrators.

The College of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Candidacy status means that the College of Education has met preconditions for accreditation but is not accredited. This candidacy covers the following initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Grand Canyon University's main campus in Phoenix, Arizona and/or through its online modality. However, the candidacy does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.

College of Doctoral Studies  -  Rise to the Challenge of Leadership ®
Grand Canyon University
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Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential by preparing them to pursue their chosen career, advance in their current career, or re-career into a different field. 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 to the workplace.

GCU offers online and campus-based degree programs within a dynamic learning environment for both traditional students as well as working professionals. Our courses are appropriately sized for each content area and offer engaging interaction with classmates as well as individual attention from instructors who care about your success.

GCU is also experiencing an exciting time of campus expansion that includes new dorms, classrooms, a student recreation center, food court and bowling alley. The main attraction is GCU's new 7,000-seat Arena that is home to our men's and women's basketball teams and also hosts other events such as concerts and world-renowned Christian speakers.

As a regionally accredited university, GCU is consistently ranked among top colleges offering online courses by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Online Education Database (OEDb) and more. For more information, visit