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Grand Canyon University Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

66.9%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$17,050

Average Salary in 10 Years

$58,500
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a very large private for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 49,556 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 66.9%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Education, Public Administration and Social Service Professions, and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. 41% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $36,000.

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🗺 3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
🌐 www.gcu.edu
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Grand Canyon University has around 32,734 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 16% decide to enroll at Grand Canyon University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 32,734 applicants 28% are men and 55% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 200 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 50 men.

Grand Canyon University's acceptance rate is 66.9%. The acceptance rate for men is 79.8% and the acceptance rate for women is 78.4%.

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Who applies to Grand Canyon University?

Number of Applicants

32,734

Number of Applicants per Spot

9
per spot

Male Applicants

28%

Female Applicants

55%
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Getting into Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University Acceptance Rate

66.9%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

79.8%

Female Acceptance Rate

78.4%
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Do Students Want to Go to Grand Canyon University?

Grand Canyon University Admissions Yield

16%
of accepted students choose to go to Grand Canyon University

Male Admissions Yield

18%

Female Admissions Yield

16%
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Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

41%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

36%

Women Graduation Rate

43%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Grand Canyon University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$20,923
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$17,050
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$25,552
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$25,552
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$18,750
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$199
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Grand Canyon University would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Grand Canyon University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

99%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

60%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education
Grand Canyon University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $25,552
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $25,552
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Grand Canyon University?

Grand Canyon University students, on average, make $58,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 13% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Grand Canyon University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

12.9%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Grand Canyon University.

Median Earnings of Students from Grand Canyon University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Grand Canyon University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Grand Canyon University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Grand Canyon University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Grand Canyon University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

2.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Grand Canyon University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

2.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Grand Canyon University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Grand Canyon University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

19
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$79,246
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Can you go to grad school at Grand Canyon University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

60%

Undergrads

49,556

Total Students

83,284
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

68%

Students over 25

61%

Student Median Household Income

$62,877
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

71%
of undergraduates

Men

29%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Grand Canyon University has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 41 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 245 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Grand Canyon University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Grand Canyon University study?

Grand Canyon University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Grand Canyon University are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Education
  4. Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  5. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Approximately 92% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Grand Canyon University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

39%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Grand Canyon University has a retention rate of 66% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

12,045
24% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium

Grand Canyon University has around 12,045 students who transfer into the school each year. This is a medium rate at approximately 24% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Grand Canyon University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

761
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

69
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Arizona tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 45% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 48% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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