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

4,367 Undergraduate Degrees
2,154 Graduate Degrees
$26,453 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
67% Acceptance Rate

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Grand Canyon University Rankings

Out of the 15 colleges in Arizona, Grand Canyon University is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Grand Canyon University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Grand Canyon University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#140 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Grand Canyon University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#94 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#270 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Grand Canyon University?

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

Admission Requirements for Grand Canyon University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Grand Canyon University?

67% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Grand Canyon University is 67%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Can I Afford Grand Canyon University?

$26,453 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Grand Canyon University is $26,453. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Grand Canyon University, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,135 a year. That adds up to $28,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Grand Canyon University is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Grand Canyon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,406 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 58,997 undergraduate students at Grand Canyon University, with 18,406 being full-time and 40,591 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Grand Canyon University

There are also 37,214 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,406 full-time undergraduates at Grand Canyon University, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Grand Canyon University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand Canyon University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Grand Canyon University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 591
Black or African American 1,129
Hispanic or Latino 4,925
White 9,334
International Students 497
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,930

Geographic Diversity

Arizona students aren't the only ones who study at Grand Canyon University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 92 countries are represented at Grand Canyon University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Grand Canyon University

70,295 Took All Classes Online
80,999 Took At Least One Class Online
9.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 38 bachelor’s degree and 39 master’s degree programs available online at Grand Canyon University. In 2017-2018, 80,999 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Grand Canyon University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Grand Canyon University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grand Canyon University was 9.1%. This is the #47 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Grand Canyon University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Grand Canyon University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Critical Care Nursing 10%
Nursing Practice 22%
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Grand Canyon University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Grand Canyon University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Critical Care Nursing #1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing #2
Nursing Practice #6
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #14
Nursing Administration #17
Registered Nursing #25
Nursing #32

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Grand Canyon University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 4,367 5 605 0 4,977
Nursing Administration 0 0 807 0 807
Critical Care Nursing 0 17 185 0 202
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 194 194
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 13 172 0 185
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 0 0 156 0 156
TOTAL 4,367 35 1,925 194 6,521


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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