GCU Ranks as One of the Best Colleges for Adult Learners

By Jessalyn Johnson

Adult learner at GCU

Did you know? According to the online journal Washington Monthly, Grand Canyon University is ranked #11 among the best colleges for adult learners. As Arizona’s premier private Christian university, GCU has been the gateway to success for countless scholars and industry leaders for over 65 years.

GCU offers dynamic evening programs as well as online programs to ensure that everyone, whether they are aiming for a bachelor’s degree or doctoral degree, can earn the proper education needed to work towards a bright future. Continue reading to learn about why GCU is one of the best colleges for adult learners:

Evening Programs

GCU provides adult learners with the opportunity to take in-person courses in the evening, allowing them to learn material in a classroom setting. Therefore, the process of earning a degree can be much more personal.

As a learner in one of GCU’s evening degree programs, you are able to network with your peers, get to know your professors and make connections that can benefit you both while you earn your degree and as you enter the workforce. Joining an evening cohort is an excellent choice for locals who desire to learn in a classroom setting, while still earning a college education conveniently.

Earning Your Degree Online

Grand Canyon University has one of the largest online communities for students. Many adult learners take advantage of this opportunity, as it is convenient and provides the chance to earn a college education on their own time.

While an evening program works well for some, for others, it is more convenient to take advantage of an online program, as you can earn the same high-quality education as campus students. The online professors at GCU are attentive and orient their classes to promote student learning and success. Whether you choose to attend classes online or in the evening, GCU can prepare you for a successful future!

To learn more about Grand Canyon University’s degree programs, visit our website or use the Request More Information button at the top of this page.


  • “2016 College Guide and Rankings.” The Washington Monthly. Retrieved from washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide?ranking=best-colleges-for-adult-learners-4-year-colleges

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.