Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 518 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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4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

It could be a great program if Business Matters were handled more efficiently.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The student supports are fantastic. There are several "helps" from advisors to online assistance in research and presentation.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

I recently graduated from GCU's online MPA in Health Care Management. As with many online programs, you get out of it what you put into it. The course load was manageable with a full time work schedule due to the 8 week course format. I enjoyed connecting with students who live world wide and learning from their previous experiences. Overall, the value of the education was great as it is significantly less expensive than other graduate degree programs I had looked into but it does lack the resume 'wow factor.' If you are looking for a manageable graduate degree program that is a great value and won't put you into excessive debt, this is definitely the place for you!
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

GCU offers a variety of programs tailored towards traditional and non traditional students. Many of the programs are offered online making it more convenient for working adults such as myself. In addition to this, the online environment encompasses a comprehensive learning module that allows students to interact with students and faculty.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2013

The school works for me because I work during the day and need a chance to get my work done after school hours.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

GCU is a well respected school within the medical community here in Phoenix, AZ. I am very pleased to have chosen this school for my graduate studies.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

Because I am doing my grad program online, it fits my schedule. The con is that since we are not meeting in a classroom, we are answering needless discussion questions every week, and then we have to respond to other people's questions. It is redundant and a waste of time. As a full time teacher and mother of two, time is a luxury and doing these questions takes away precious moments I could spend with my family.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The online program is very convienent. Though I like not having to go to class everyday, I have to have extra discipline since I do not get to a campus,
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

GCU is a great college. It challenged me and pushed me to think outside the box.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Ease of online access makes the program much more accessible.
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