Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 64,210
Graduate Enrollment: 37,202
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 82.84%

Male/Female: 26% / 74% (2017)

First generation college students: 47.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 31.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.9% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2006 Median Admit SAT: 1,023


2006 Median Admit ACT: 22


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 47.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 24.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 14.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 8.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 48.6%
Black: 15.0%
Hispanic: 23.0%
Asian: 3.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.7%
2+ races: 4.6%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
Unknown race: 2.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $31,393
In-State tuition: $17,800
Out-of-State tuition: $17,800

Estimated books and supplies: $800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $7,800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,700 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,800 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,700 (2022)

Average Family Income: $69,176 (2017)
Median Family Income: $29,879 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 43.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 55.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,114 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $234 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $17,858
$30k-48k $18,664
$48k-75k $21,573
$75k-110k $23,456
$110k+ $23,460

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 37%
6-year graduation rate: 45%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,114 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,533 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 60.3% (2015)
@3 year 64.8% (2017)
@5 year 68.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 21.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 28.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $59,134 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $71,157 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer Programming. 12 $26,702
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 12
Master's Degree Education, General. 515 $215 $64,896 ($5,408) $68,887 ($5,741)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 7 $51,869 ($4,322) $56,984 ($4,749)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 836 $298 $59,825 ($4,985) $64,335 ($5,361)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 189 $886 $80,338 ($6,695) $77,535 ($6,461)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 130 $256 $63,315 ($5,276)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 341 $47,180 $433 $39,108 ($3,259) $41,637 ($3,470)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 863 $36,334 $328 $37,144 ($3,095) $39,263 ($3,272)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1703 $356 $44,098 ($3,675) $47,517 ($3,960)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 84
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 18 $25,250 $268 $34,732 ($2,894) $47,520 ($3,960)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bible/Biblical Studies. 25 $233
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 663 $30,509 $286 $32,857 ($2,738) $41,905 ($3,492)
Bachelor's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 302 $49,016 $388 $32,109 ($2,676) $35,331 ($2,944)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 271 $379 $58,235 ($4,853) $62,193 ($5,183)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 234 $35,959 $299 $38,404 ($3,200) $40,452 ($3,371)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 80 $27,000 $285 $33,973 ($2,831)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 43 $26,991 $281 $23,828 ($1,986) $35,951 ($2,996)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 4 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 18 $26,000 $252 $17,421 ($1,452) $27,983 ($2,332)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 43 $28,625 $287 $26,225 ($2,185) $34,131 ($2,844)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 31 $27,000 $286 $28,650 ($2,388)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4367 $25,500 $182 $84,195 ($7,016) $88,666 ($7,389)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1925 $369 $103,887 ($8,657) $109,021 ($9,085)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 194 $489 $129,174 ($10,765) $133,681 ($11,140)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 35 $347 $117,777 ($9,815)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1216 $29,916 $265 $49,648 ($4,137) $59,157 ($4,930)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1713 $386 $67,992 ($5,666) $76,457 ($6,371)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 8
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 224 $29,513 $265 $48,982 ($4,082) $56,535 ($4,711)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 121 $292 $61,778 ($5,148) $72,639 ($6,053)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 54 $27,000 $286 $35,528 ($2,961) $49,070 ($4,089)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 35 $351 $75,823 ($6,319)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 10
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 619 $241 $54,301 ($4,525) $57,181 ($4,765)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 176 $237 $57,615 ($4,801) $64,872 ($5,406)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 14
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 9 $30,524 $306
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 27 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 54 $26,186 $228 $34,680 ($2,890)
Bachelor's Degree Literature. 19 $31,000 $24,349 ($2,029) $34,574 ($2,881)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 276 $26,921 $276 $28,703 ($2,392) $43,156 ($3,596)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 12
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 249 $27,000 $265 $31,538 ($2,628) $43,912 ($3,659)
Bachelor's Degree Religious Education. 265 $35,436 $326 $30,352 ($2,529) $35,667 ($2,972)
Master's Degree Religious Education. 111 $375 $40,634 ($3,386) $47,104 ($3,925)
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 46
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 121 $747 $77,860 ($6,488)
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 694 $343 $46,194 ($3,850) $51,068 ($4,256)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, Other. 128 $233 $49,011 ($4,084)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 248 $27,048 $282 $37,733 ($3,144) $47,768 ($3,981)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 101 $393 $46,931 ($3,911) $45,738 ($3,812)
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 131 $28,787 $272 $68,254 ($5,688) $73,431 ($6,119)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 275 $38,570 $342 $42,649 ($3,554) $50,868 ($4,239)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 201 $427 $59,356 ($4,946) $68,439 ($5,703)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 30 $24,500 $260 $31,788 ($2,649) $47,341 ($3,945)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 176 $38,682 $247 $56,532 ($4,711) $63,476 ($5,290)
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 211 $39,560 $333 $35,847 ($2,987) $40,010 ($3,334)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1051 $466 $45,342 ($3,779) $48,448 ($4,037)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 61 $703 $51,531 ($4,294)
Master's Degree Public Health. 116 $513 $50,236 ($4,186) $60,869 ($5,072)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 177 $27,000 $260 $48,057 ($4,005) $71,406 ($5,951)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 27 $25,000 $246 $31,070 ($2,589)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 44 $26,325 $228 $53,770 ($4,481)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 171 $24,919 $254 $40,757 ($3,396) $46,758 ($3,897)
Master's Degree Marketing. 21 $386 $47,270 ($3,939)
Bachelor's Degree History. 74 $32,237 $288 $37,017 ($3,085) $40,329 ($3,361)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1057 $360 $48,624 ($4,052) $51,615 ($4,301)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 181 $27,000 $265 $36,801 ($3,067) $36,765 ($3,064)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 20 $356
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 20 $25,100 $265 $32,332 ($2,694)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 96 $29,750 $286 $53,567 ($4,464)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 343 $351 $88,621 ($7,385) $98,231 ($8,186)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $62,604
Full time faculty: 9%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 20.0

School's endowment start of year: $0 (2004)
School's endowment end of year: $0 (2004)