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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University
Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential through landing the career of their dreams, advancing their career and changing careers. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.


Mission and Vision

Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

The curriculum at GCU is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed in the contemporary job market. Students are challenged to develop these tools and to push their intellectual limits in order to become successful in their careers.


Christian Worldview

Grand Canyon University is a Christian university, and as such, we provide a quality education from the context of our Christian heritage for both traditional students as well as working professionals. To help our students find their purpose and achieve their full potential, we integrate our Christian worldview into everything we do.


Four Pillars

There are four pillars which Grand Canyon University is founded on and lives by each and every day.

Academic Advancement

Our demanding curriculum will empower you to stretch your intellectual capacity and gain vital knowledge and critical thinking skills that will be at your command throughout your life and career. Go for it!

Christian Camaraderie

GCU is much more than classroom learning and competitive sports! You will immediately make new friends who become your lifelong "brothers and sisters in Christ." And you'll participate with them in serving your fellow students and the surrounding community. Serving Christ is not a's an Adventure!

Extracurricular Excellence

If participating in sports makes your heart pound, we will give you the playing field! We offer a broad range of intramural as well as intercollegiate opportunities. Who knows, you could be our 13th GCU baseball star to play for a Major League Baseball team!

Wellness & Well-Being

Get healthy, stay healthy! If that's your personal goal, you will achieve it at GCU! Work out in our fully equipped fitness center, or take advantage of our volleyball and basketball courts. Our state-of-the-art health care center gives nursing and athletic training majors the perfect place to develop their care-giving skills, too.



Grand Canyon University believes the pursuit of higher education should be a unique journey for each of us. That is why you can choose from more than 100 academic programs online spanning eight colleges designed to help you achieve your dreams. You'll earn an online education from any location you choose, day or night, around your schedule.  Program are available in the following areas:

Business & Management

Nursing & Health Care

Teaching & School Administration

Psychology & Counseling

Theology & Ministry

Performing Arts & Creative Design

Medical Studies & Athletic Sciences

Criminal, Political & Social Sciences

Engineering & Technology

Language & Communications


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Grand Canyon University

3300 West Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85017



As an accredited university, Grand Canyon University holds both college-specific and program-specific accreditations. The Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor have accredited Grand Canyon University continually since 1968, obtaining its most recent ten-year reaccreditation in 2007.  For specific program accreditation please click here.

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