Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 528 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

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Grad School is definitely more difficult than undergrad, but I am learning so much that will better me in my career pathway. Grand Canyon Universities online program is great and even though it's online you still make relationships with other graduate students!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

I think that the pros of the graduate pogram are that it helps to further your educational goals. It also helps provide jobs that are more financially secured. The academic staff and instructor were adumant about ensuring that I had the adequate amount of resources to help me be successful in the prograsm. They did routine phone calls to see if I had any issues or concerns with anything. I honestly don't have any cons for the program because everyone was caring about the succes of the program and how well I was doing.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

After searching for years, Grand Canyon University met my needs while allowing me to continue teaching full time while furthering my education. The studies are strenuous and challenging and explore all the areas of special education history, law and studies that are most beneficial to teaching. Strategies and interventions are thoroughly explored and lead teachers to research current topics, integrating best practices and meeting the needs of students identified with special needs.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2014

I love my program. The staff is incredibly supportive and accessible.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Maybe the pros are that its a very competitive program and one will sell so well and effectively with this degree. Cons are that,with this degree you are almost qualified for any health administrative job out there and hence people gets confused which work setting they want to work in;Hospitals,Nursing homes, long term and short care centers and health companies and offices are all open to Healthcare administrators and hence one has has to make up their mind whre he/she want to work. Another con is that this degree and program calls for constant research and updating oneself witht the ever dynamic technologies and services not forgetting the legal statutes too which gets enacted every now and then. As a healthcare administrator,one needs to be on top of everything in order to avaoid unnecessary deadlines and suits which arises from non-compliance. Therefore,with all this said and done, I know I am so ready for this program and career. I am prepared both mentally,psychologically and emotionally to tackle it. My life time goal is at least a Doctorate degree in this Field.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Grand Canyon University is providing me with an opportunity to complete a graduate program in Professional Counseling while still residing in a rural community. The student and financial advisers are competent and responsive. The workload is appropriate and the texts are quality.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros of Grand Canyon University Online: The freedom to "attend" class at your convenience. The classes do not dictate your day to day schedule so much as a traditional classroom. The cost is very affordable. The program is condensed. Cons of Grand Canyon University Online: Not having face-to-face interactions with your classmates.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

By completing my graduate degree online, GCU has afforded me the ability to have a flexible schedule with excellent technological support!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

(Some categories do not apply and are left blank intentionally. I am attending online.) Grand Canyon University fills a need for those of us not physically located near a University to attend face to face classes. Due to a move, I had to disenroll from my program and wanted to find somewhere that I could get started again quickly. Grand Canyon offers that opportunity with classes starting every month. The admissions process was ridiculously simple and may fool some into thinking that classes will be the same, but the academic challenge is there and you can't expect to waltz in and get a degree you don't work for. The distance learning program is extremely responsive to students and provide support throughout the process.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my program is the establishment of a graduation team that consists of an enrollment counselor, financial aid counselor, and an academic counselor (student service advisor). They are supportive of students from the beginning of the their academic journey to the end. I also love how the academic counselor calls periodically to check on students in the duration of their program. The only con I have is that instant chat is not available on the online classroom system (LoudCloud). Instant chat would allow students to converse with fellow classmates regarding the coursework without waiting for an email.
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