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An Accredited Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. We offer a wide range of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that you can earn on campus and online. Our dedicated faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Though we are a Christian university, GCU welcomes students from all backgrounds and denominations. Our mission is to ensure that our students reach their fullest potential and earn a degree. Because of that mission, our dedication and our rich history, we firmly believe that GCU is the only Christian university of its kind. Learn more about GCU today!

Why Live in Phoenix as a College Student

Phoenix is a vibrant city, brimming with opportunity with a growing Millennial population. Residential students on GCU’s main campus can benefit from all that Phoenix has to offer. Along with a booming population and job market, here are some of the highlights of Phoenix, Arizona:


Largest city in the U.S.1


Best market for recent college graduates2


Hourly wage growth from 2022 to 20233


Tech talent job growth4


Best startup city5



1 United States Census Bureau. (2023, May 18). Large Southern Cities Lead Nation in Population Growth. Retrieved on September 12, 2023.

2 Prakash, A. (2023, May 24). Colorado Springs Ranks First as Best Market for Recent College Graduates. Zillow Research. Retrieved on September 12, 2023.

3 Small Business Employment Watch. (2023, August 29). News Release and Analysis. PayChex | IHS Markit. Retrieved on September 12, 2023.

4 CBRE Group, Inc. (2022, July 14). Phoenix Ranked #16 in CBRE’s Annual ‘Scoring Tech Talent’ Report. Retrieved on September 12, 2023.

5 AZ Big Media (2022, February 9). Phoenix ranks as the 7th-best startup city in America. Retrieved on September 12, 2023.

6 Bruns, A. (2023, July). The Greenest Locations in the World. Site Selection Magazine. Retrieved September 12, 2023.

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