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If you want to know more about Grand Canyon University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Grand Canyon University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Grand Canyon University was awarded 72 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Grand Canyon University as #1,216 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Grand Canyon University held the #1,238 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 20 colleges in Arizona, Grand Canyon University is ranked at #10.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Grand Canyon University?

Acceptance Rate

Grand Canyon University has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Grand Canyon University.

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Grand Canyon University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Grand Canyon University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Grand Canyon University is 7%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  7 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Grand Canyon University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Grand Canyon University is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Grand Canyon University is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Grand Canyon University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 49,556 undergraduates at Grand Canyon University with 15,998 being full-time and 33,558 being part-time.

Grand Canyon University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 88.38 out of 100, Grand Canyon University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.38 out of 100
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How Much Does Grand Canyon University Cost?

The overall average net price of Grand Canyon University is $20,570. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Grand Canyon University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,804 $18,812 $21,586 $22,765 $22,726

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Grand Canyon University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Grand Canyon University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,266 a year. That adds up to $29,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Grand Canyon University is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Grand Canyon University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,700 in their early years. This is good news for future Grand Canyon University graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Grand Canyon University make the most money.

Location of Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit institution located in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Grand Canyon University

Contact details for Grand Canyon University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: 800-800-9776

Grand Canyon University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from Grand Canyon University. Of these students, 11,162 received undergraduate degrees and 10,812 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 4,581 $75,400
Business Administration & Management 1,084 $42,300
Special Education 888 $33,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 801 $30,800
Human Services 661 $30,800
Health & Medical Administrative Services 282 $38,400
Religious Education 267 $32,800
General Biology 264 $25,400
Community Organization & Advocacy 232 $30,900
Health & Physical Education 219 $28,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Grand Canyon University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Grand Canyon University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 80,999 students took at least one online class at Grand Canyon University. This is an increase from the 75,154 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 80,999 70,295
2016-2017 75,154 64,551
2015-2016 68,542 58,779
2014-2015 54,543 54,118
2013-2014 50,286 49,685

Learn more about online learning at Grand Canyon University.


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