Grand Canyon University |

by TBS Staff

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Grand Canyon University, a private non–denominational Christian University, was founded in 1949 and has become Arizona’s premier private Christian university. The university offers more than 230 academic programs, emphases and certificates for both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. The University’s curriculum emphasizes interaction with classmates, both in–person and online, and individual attention from instructors while fusing academic rigor with Christian values to help students find their purpose and become skilled, caring professionals.

In response to a vote to establish a college by the Baptist General Convention of Arizona, Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and has become Arizona’s premier private Christian university.

Grand Canyon University is comprised of nine colleges:

Grand Canyon University Online Degrees

Grand Canyon University Accreditation, Tuition, & Admissions


Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Approved in every state.

GCU has programmatic accreditation for select programs.

Online Tuition

Special military rates are available for active duty and active reserve servicemembers.


All online students must first register by completing the Admissions Form, requesting transcripts from any previously attended institutions, and submitting information for financial aid, if applicable.

Admission requirements may differ depending on degree level and program. Below are the basic requirements for online admissions.

Undergraduate Admissions

First-time students – Meet ONE of the following:

Transfer students – Meet ONE of the following, depending on the number of transferable college credits:

Graduate Admissions

Doctoral Admissions

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School Profile

Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

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Online Master’s Degree Programs

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