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    Earn your degree from Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University offers a quality curriculum where you will gain the real-world experience needed to succeed in today's global marketplace. The University offers nearly 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in some of the fastest-growing career fields including:

    Business Education Liberal Arts Nursing & Health
    Accounting Elementary Education Philosophy Nursing
    Marketing Secondary Education Sociology Counseling
    Sports Management Special Education Christian Studies Health Care Admin.
    Business Admin. TESOL Criminal Justice Public Health

    Learning Options as diverse as our students

    At Grand Canyon University, our students are unique and have different learning needs. For this reason, we offer a variety of learning options including: traditional degree programs offered at our main campus, evening programs offered at our main campus as well as select off-site satellite locations, and those offered 100% online.

    Special Offer for Colorado Springs School District 11 Employees

    Grand Canyon University is amongst the lowest in tuition for online, private universities. As an employee of Colorado Springs School District 11 you are eligible for an additional 10% tuition scholarship for programs at GCU. To learn more about this scholarship and what program is right for you call us now at (855) 428-8989.

    Grand Canyon University

    Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon is more than a University; it is your partner in your education. Degree programs are designed to meet today's business needs and are structured to fit in your busy schedule as a student. Whether you are meeting up in the student union, or participating in an online conversation in the student portal you will be connected with your fellow students and your instructors.

    Grand Canyon has been recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Technology & Learning Magazine,, Online Education Database (OEDb), and more.


    As an accredited university, Grand Canyon University holds both college-specific and program-specific accreditations. Accreditation is desirable as it speaks to the quality of the college or university, acknowledged by peer institutions. In choosing a university, parents and students should ensure their university of choice is regionally accredited.

    Regional accreditation in higher education originated almost a century ago as an American process conferred by a nongovernmental agency. Becoming an accredited university provides quality assurance and ensures institutional program improvement. The agency's expert and trained peers have visited and reviewed Grand Canyon University. During the visit, Grand Canyon University is reviewed from a variety of facets, including: educational activities, administration, financial stability, admissions and student personnel services, resources, student academic achievement, organizational effectiveness, and relationships with outside constituencies.

    Six regional agencies provide institutional accreditation on a geographical basis - Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western. While independent of one another, the six regional associations cooperate extensively and recognize one another's accreditation.

    The Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor have accredited Grand Canyon University continually since 1968, obtaining its most recent ten-year reaccreditation in 2007. The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education licenses Grand Canyon University in Arizona. In addition, the University has obtained the following specialized accreditations and approvals for our core program offerings: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Arizona State Board of Education, Arizona Department of Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

    Higher Learning Commission
    The Higher Learning Commission (a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) accredits Grand Canyon University.

    The Higher Learning Commission
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
    Phone: 312.263.0456
    Toll-free: 800.621.7440

    Arizona State Private Post-Secondary Education
    Grand Canyon University is licensed in Arizona by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
    1400 West Washington, Room 260
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Phone: 602.542.5709

    Veteran's Administration

    Grand Canyon University is approved for the education and training of Veterans under the provisions of Title 10 and 38, United States Code. We accept Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607 recipients. Veterans are approved for benefits for numerous programs. For more information regarding using your VA benefits at Grand Canyon University, email

    Ken Blanchard 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 Ken Blanchard 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.

    College of Education

    Grand Canyon University's College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education to offer institutional recommendations (credentials) for the certification of elementary, secondary, and special education teachers, as well as administrators.

    College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791, and the Arizona State Board of Nursing accredit the University for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredits the Athletic Training Education program, 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664.

    Intercollegiate Athletics

    Intercollegiate athletics function under the guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, 1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202, regarding eligibility to participate in intercollegiate sports. Starting with the 2013/2014 season, Grand Canyon University will begin the process of reclassifying from Division II to Division I as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

    Click here to view state authorizations granted to Grand Canyon University.

    Transfer Students

    Grand Canyon University understands that not all students complete their degree at the same pace. Perhaps you earned college credits from other colleges or universities, or maybe you earned credits through serving in the military, or you may be able to take valuable life experiences and turn that into college credits through our Lifelong Learning Assessment.

    Complete the form to the right to have an enrollment counselor provide additional information on the various programs available that may help you earn your degree even faster than you could have imagined!

    Transcript Pre-Evaluation – in as little as 48 hours, a specialist can evaluate your unofficial transcripts and determine how these credits will be applied to the general education component of your desired program.

    Lifelong Learning Assessment – provides the opportunity to earn up to 8 general education or elective credits, where students demonstrate the mastery of already acquired college-level knowledge in a specific subject area based on a life experience.

    Military – For those who have served in the armed forces, you may be able to transfer credits from alternative methods of earning college credits including CLEP, DANTES, Excelsior, AP and IB. In addition, GCU may award an additional 30 credits for military training and experience as included on the ARMY/ACE REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT SYSTEM (AARTS) and SAILOR/MARINE/ACE REGISTRY TRANSCRIPT (SMART). In conjunction with the other alternative credit methods, military students may transfer in up to 60 credits (30 military training and 30 alternative credit methods). Credits earned above 60 credits, must transfer in from a regionally, accredited institution.


    Main Campus

    Enjoy Grand Canyon University's traditional campus experience. Nestled on over 90 acres in the heart of Phoenix, 8,500 (anticipated) students live and attend class on the GCU campus. New modern classrooms, suite style dorms and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates.


    An online education allows you the flexibility to fulfill your educational goals without distracting you from your career. Full-time faculty members support our online students while our dynamic tools allow for engaging and challenging discussions with classmates. Classes start every month.


    To meet the demands of today's working adults, this degree is offered through our convenient evening program. Classes meet one evening per week and allow you to interact directly with instructors and peers face-to-face. Locations vary, speak with an enrollment counselor to learn more.