Grand Canyon University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.28 out of 5.0)
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  • 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
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4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my Masters program at Grand Canyon University. What I enjoyed most was that I was able to continue working full-time and enjoyed the flexibility of the online environment. The platform was easy to use and there was continued online technical support that was very helpful when I needed it. Teachers communicated regularly with me and responded promptly to emails. I also enjoyed that you could start throughout the year. I was ready to start my program in October and was fearful that I would have to wait until the semester started in January, however, they have programs that start year round and I was lucky to be able to start with a group in October. They also design their online classes into cohorts, so you are with the same students throughout your program. This was extremely nice and allowed for great collaboration and help.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

In the last 3 years, I have asked around different online schools regarding a Masters degree in Nursing but only felt the genuine support from a GCU counselor who, with her commitment, convinced me to enroll in GCU. In the process I realized that I made the right decision because GCU emphasizes on preparing its students by providing academically challenging and values-based curriculum with its values defined by its Christian heritage. This is reflected by their College of Nursing and Health Care Professions as it develops professionals reflecting Christian values. GCU continuously strive for improvement of its educational environment and curriculum evidenced by its constant academic innovation and school expansion to cater to its increasing population. The GCU College of Nursing has specifically addressed the evolving education needs by providing a platform for hands-on practice, online and lab simulations and in-depth peer discussions exploring best practices. Most importantly, they have a group of dedicated enrollment and educational counselors who are committed to assist the student every step of the way. They make a huge difference as they make the process less intimidating and bearable. I will definitely endorse GCU to my friends and people I know and already plan to pursue DNP at GCU later on.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

As a student at Grand Canyon University, I was highly impressed with the degree of professionalism and thorough knowledge I received. I went to the school at age 52 after finding out that the bible college I had attended had no recognized accreditation. I thought I was too old to go back to school and too busy as a pastor to even pass the classes but to my surprise I earned my BS in Psychology and my Master's in Professional Counseling. The staff and the faculty was more than helpful. Best of all, I received excellent tutoring to help me through the long forgotten information from my statistics class in high school! Now I am retiring as pastor of my church but was just hired as the crisis counselor at The Salvation Army here in Phoenix, Arizona. I am grateful that both my education and and experience prepared and qualified me for a rewarding career as a counselor helping more people than I was as a Pastor with better pay. Now I have the potential to move up in the company, work with another company or school or have my own practice in this field that I love. After being so disappointed to find out that my degree from my bible college was virtually worthless I was skeptical about attending attending another Christian college but I checked out Grand Canyon University and found it to be sound and fully accreditation! As a pastor of an independent church, I didn't earn a retirement or pension fund so I needed to continue to earn an income for my wife and I. I wasn't too old and it wasn't too late! I still have a future and I plan to help every person who walk into my office and share with them everything I have learned in hopes that it will be a blessing to them and their life! Thank you Grand Canyon University.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 1999

I attended online classes only, I thought it was going to be difficult because I was used to attending on campus but it was actually a very interesting experience! Taking online courses was like sitting in the classroom, except on my time. I really enjoyed sitting at my laptop on my own time, with my cup of coffee, at my own pace and still be able to watch my children. I would recommend Grand Canyon University or any online school to individuals with a family.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2013

The Masters of Business Administration program at Grand Canyon University is awesome. The instructors really break down business practices that are and can be commonly used in your place of employment. The group discussion gives you an insight of how others view certain topics.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Canyon University (GCU) is by far the best school I have had the pleasure of being associated with. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking to further their education. I have only been there for a couple of classes thus far, but the level of instruction I have received has been superb. This is a Christian university so students need to be aware of that and if this is not something they feel comfortable with then this may not be their school, but know that because of the Christian values this school represents, they invest a tremendous amount into each and every student no matter what their religious views are. A outstanding school and I highly recommend.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I honestly had a great experience obtaining my Bachelors degree through GCU online. It was rigorous and at one point the math class I was taking was so overwhelming I was on the verge of quitting, then the phone rang and low and behold it was my student adviser. He just called to check on me and I poured my heart out frustrated that I could not grasp the material. He gave me a pep talk and I got to work and passed with a B. The support is amazing and you are never alone.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Canyon university truly is a school with a smaller professor to student ratio even at the online level. I felt most of my MPH professors went above and beyond to engage and facilitate group discussions. They graded fairly while giving advice on how to improve one's mastery of grammar and comprehension. Every professor was respectful and quick to respond to emails. I am a proud GCU alumni!
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The cohort program at GCU provides valuable resources and education that relates to real-life sitations.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

The major pro for me about the program is how everything in completely online. I can finish work before it's due as long as I turn them in on time and I can ask my counselor for help or clarification when needed. I have not found any cons to this program. Any con I can think of, like fast pace, is all up to the learning aptitude of the student. As of right now the pace of the class is perfect and the overall quality is very insightful.
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