An Overview of the Our Traditional Campus Statistics

White Dot Location: Phoenix, Arizona
White Dot Founded: 1949
White Dot President: Brian Mueller
White Dot Provost: Dr. Hank Radda
White Dot 22 NCAA Division I Sports Teams
White Dot Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission


Thunder Lope Average In-State/
Out-of-State Tuition
  $7,800 ‡ ‡  
Thunder the Antelope
GCU - Undergraduates
Admitted 67%
Enrolled 37%
Graduation Rate
4 Year 45%*
6 Year 51%*
Average Time to Graduation
3.25 Years
2013-2014 Average GPA
of Incoming Freshmen
Undergraduates  8,500‡
Male 33%
Female 67%
Student/Faculty Ratio 22:1
< 20 Students 54%
21-49 Students 39%
>50 Students 7%
Asian 2%
Black/African American 6%
Hispanic/Latino 24%
Not Stated 22%
Other 2%
Two or More Races 3%
White 40%
< 20 47%
20-22 24%
22-24 10%
24-28 8%
>28 11%


Top 5 Enrolled Programs
Bachelor of Science in Biology 21%
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)   16%
Bachelor of Science in Business Management 6%
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 5%
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science 5%
Enrollment by College                % of University
Colangelo College of Business 16%
College of Nursing & Health Care Professions   16%
College of Education 12%
College of Fine Arts & Production 7%
College of Theology 3%


Top Graduate Schools
GCU Students are Accepted to

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Cleveland Medical Clinic
  • Purdue Pharmacy
  • Case Western
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Cornell Vet School
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Washington
  • A.T. Still University
  • Midwestern University

State & National Exam Pass Rates
  • National Council Licensure Exam (97%)
  • Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (93%)

Graduate School Acceptance Rate

College of Arts and Sciences
  • Students accepted to a Medical Program (78%)
  • Students accepted to a Non-Medical Program (64%)

Top Incoming Transfer Institutions
  • Arizona State University
  • Glendale Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Phoenix Community College

Special Study Options
  • Honors Institute
  • Graduate Ground Cohorts/Daytime Cohorts
  • Accelerated Programs (3+1, 4+1)
  • Double Major
  • Dual Enrollment of High School Students
  • Independent Study
  • Distance Learning
  • Teacher Certification
  Special Programs and Clubs
  • Forensic Science Club
  • International Club
  • New Life Singers
  • Collegiate DECA
  • IDEA Club
  • NDEO GCU Dance Club
  • Student Nurses Association
  • IMASC Club
  • Latino Student Union
  • GCU Future Educators Association
  • ROTC
              Campus Students
Honor Societies

Ken Blanchard College of Business
  • Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta (Business Administration)
  • Pi Beta Chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda (Professional Studies)
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
  • Nu Upsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
College of Education
  • Kappa Delta Pi Chapter, Alpha Epsilon Gamma
College of Arts and Sciences
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communications)University Honor Societies
  • Arizona Alpha Chapter, Alpha Chi
  • (National Honors Society)


NCAA Division I Athletics
Cross Country
Swim & Dive
Track & Field
Volleyball & Sand Volleyball
Lacrosse (Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association)

Specialized Learning Facilities
DNA/Forensic Lab
Cadaver Lab
Nursing Simulation Lab

Campus Community
Mission Trips
Community Outreach
Student Leadership & Discipleship
Servant Scholars Program


Sample Employers of GCU Graduates

Sample Employers of GCU Graduates


Updated on 5/1/13
* The 4 & 6 year graduation rate includes first-time freshman and transfer students who attempted 15 credits within their first semester at GCU. The average number of credits taken by new students within their first semester at GCU is 16. Grand Canyon University's IPEDS 6 year graduation rate, which is reported by the federal government, is 31%. The IPEDS rate differs as it only includes first-time freshman who attempted 12 credits in their first semester.
** Incoming freshman GPA does not include students who are admitted with specifications.
‡Enrollment reflects the approximate Fall 2013 totals.

‡‡ Average in-state and out-of-state tuition after scholarships is approximately $7,800. Scholarships may be awarded based on incomplete transcripts. At the time in which final, official transcripts are received, GCU reserves the right to rescind or modify the scholarship if it is determined that eligibility was not achieved. To be eligible, students must meet scholarship requirements. GCU reserves the right to decline scholarship awards for any reason. If a student does not meet the minimum renewal criteria, their scholarship will be forfeited. GCU reserves the right to change scholarship awards at any time without notice.
◊ Ethnicity percentages are based off respondents who disclosed their race.