Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 530 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 69,444 (43,295 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,124
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2012

It was interesting, but once you graduate there is not really a great deal of follow-up outside of harassing your for payment.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program in counseling is quite demanding due to daily submission requirements for the online program. However, the faculty and staff provided daily assistance to student to achieve success in their field of study. This has led to an effective learning environment in Grand Canyons online community.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2009

I enjoyed my program at GCU. They even offered me a job as a Student Teacher Supervisor.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe that the pros of the graduate program are that it is online, which allows me (an overnight staff member) more flexibility to work and attend classes. Also, it allows me the freedom to be disciplined in other areas because I know what my schedule will be each day and week for due assignments. The cons are that I do not have a present instructor to mentor me through the process nor the accessibility/convenience of speaking with a professor after class. Another con is that times in the past the network was down for maintenance and I could not access the portal, but also there is the expected technical difficulties that occur when information technology is involved .
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Quality education that is affordable for everyone.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

My experience with Grand Canyon University has been wonderful. The scores I marked low were simply because I am strictly an online student and I didn't feel it applied to me. For an online program, GCU is great at keeping lines of communication open and making sure that all students are educated about their programs and have access to the resources they need to be successful. My academic advisor checks in monthly to see how I'm doing and to make sure I'm on track. They are friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, and communicate well. Since this is my first all-online experience, I have nothing to compare it to, but have been very pleased overall.
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

First day of enrollment I am pleased with the staff.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Different expectations for level of knowledge from each instructor. Poor communication from some of the academic advisors. Great library services. Poor planning for required doctoral residencies.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I am online . I do not have any problem with the university. I do have contact with my advisors. The con is there is there is not scholarship or program for students with financial needs.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I like the flexibility of having classes online since I teach full time. Unfortunately, the academic support staff help can be limited since time because is an element. My academic counselor has change 4 times during my program. They work the same hours we do as teacher so it can be difficult getting in touch with then.I love the library services.They have helped me find resource materials quickly!
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