Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 516 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 75,834 (46,297 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 100% part-time, 0% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,555
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

GCU staff was absolutely amazing as I went through my program to receive my master's degree. I hit a hard time in the course of the study and they were so helpful. The professors were very active with us online students. The classmates were involved and encouraging with one another. We even were able to complete group projects. It was an open forum to discuss and learn from each other. I loved the school so much I am back for my doctorate!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2020

I chose this University for several reasons. 1) They are a Christian based school. 2) They have a Tribal Liaison for Native American Students. and 3) I received excellent reviews from 3 other GCU students that I know personally. The Instructors are fantastic!
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2019

The student counselor I have been assigned is great, she has walked me through everything step by step. She made the registration process and the financial aid package a complete breeze. I struggled with other colleges and spent tons of money only to find out they did not have the program for me. Grand Canyon University was upfront, had everything I needed and urged me through the registration process. I'm so happy I found this school.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

The college is a good one and its on-line program in addictions counseling is impeccable. But financial assistance and awarding of such needs to be instituted. As most know most graduate programs have no financial aid awarded so I had to finance my own education and now I'm paying for it,,, literally. So I recommend that graduate programs pioneer new financial endeavors by instituting non-loan but scholarship based funding.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Canyon University is a great school with excellent instructors.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Grand Canyon University gives the scholar support from beginning to end. Online tools and networking allows the scholar to complete the dissertation process within the required timeframe and in accordance with their guidelines. The scholar is never alone. The best feature is the university faith based and so are the courses. I have thoroughly enjoy my time at Grand Canyon University and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in obtaining a degree at any level!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2013

Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona is a private Christian school awarding degrees for campus-based and online learning. Dozens of bachelors and masters degrees are available in the following areas: business, education, liberal arts, and nursing & health sciences. GCUs degree programs can be completed in two years or less. The program is designed to prepare future educators to excel in their field. Grand Canyon University is devoted to empowering students to reach their highest academic potential. The online program has become very popular, as it is developed to support working professionals and provide a platform for them to be successful.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

What I appreciate most about GCU is the Servant Leadership approach and their Christian Worldview. They have taken the concept of supporting student to an entirely new level . From the instructors, to tech support, each encounter has been supportive and encouraging. The online learning management system, (know as LoudCloud) is extremely user friendly. I have been a student here for 5 years now, starting with my Master's degree and now into my Doctoral studies. the librarians are by far some of my ALL TIME FAVORITE people at GCU. They are so eager and willing to offer assistance with everything from conducting scholarly peer-reviewed research for my dissertation to accessing the telephone number of a department on campus. I am also convinced that I have the best dissertation committee there ever was. As a non-traditional student, and a minority male, I have truly appreciated the sense of inclusiveness that GCU has extended to me in the pursuit of my academic goals. I have been fortunate to have such a world-class educational journey as the one offered here at GCU. I would recommend this university to anyone interested in attending a university where student success is a number one priority whether you are attending online, ground campus, or as a cohort student going to class one evening a week and the remainder online. Lopes Up!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

I thoroughly enjoy the online program at this school. Five years ago I completed my BSN with Grand Canyon completely online and it has improved even more since then. I find the online format easy to understand and there is always help available for issues that arise. The format allows an opportunity to complete work ahead of time and maintains a calendar so that it is never a question of when assignments are due.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University has been a great fit for me. I started in a doctorate program and midway decided to start another Master's degree instead. The staff was incredibly accommodating and helped me make the transition seamlessly. All of the instructors are fully vested in ensuring you get the most out of each class. The best part of each class is that you learn the real world application of what you're being taught, not just what you need to know to pass the class. Highly recommend GCU!
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