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 Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ

3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017

General information:(800)800-9776
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Type:4-Year,Private for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:40,487(24,886 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $17,060 $16,500 $16,500 0%
Out-of-state $17,060 $16,500 $16,500 0%
Books and supplies $1,750 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 0%
Other $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $12,000 $12,000 $10,400 13%
Other $2,400 $2,400 $400 83%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $33,210 $32,100 $32,100 0%
Off Campus $33,210 $32,100 $28,500 14%
Off Campus with Family $22,810 $21,700 $21,700 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $33,210 $32,100 $32,100 0%
Off Campus $33,210 $32,100 $28,500 14%
Off Campus with Family $22,810 $21,700 $21,700 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,198
In-state fees $565
Out-of-state tuition $9,198
Out-of-state fees $565
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,074
In-state fee $360
Out-of-state tuition $8,074
Out-of-state fees $360
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 673 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 657 93% $8,684,615 $13,219
Federal grants 338 48% $1,734,806 $5,133
Pell grants 337 48% $1,517,731 $4,504
Other federal grants 203 29% $217,075 $1,069
State/local government grant or scholarships 2 0% $4,843 $2,422
Institutional grants or scholarships 601 85% $6,944,966 $11,556
Student loan aid 456 65% $3,130,944 $6,866
Federal student loans 453 64% $2,967,682 $6,551
Other student loans 15 2% $163,262 $10,884
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 16,034 74% $108,648,642 $6,776
Pell grants 12,348 57% $66,501,898 $5,386
Federal student loans 17,016 79% $160,692,660 $9,444

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 40,487
Undergraduate enrollment 24,886
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 6,090
Graduate enrollment 15,601
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,136 2,204 4,932
Percent admitted 37% 35% 38%
Percent admitted who enrolled 35% 27% 30%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 7 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 8792
Baseball 37-
Basketball 1615
Golf 1913
Soccer 5234
Softball -19
Swimming 1817
Tennis 158
Volleyball 2220
Wrestling 38-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/04/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/20/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/20/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/04/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/08/2006 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession211
Drug law violations413 36
Liquor law violations52979
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 3929
Liquor law violations 22570
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 340
Burglary 181710
Motor vehicle theft 520
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 210
Burglary 1178
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate15.1%
Number in default1208
Number in repayment7,971

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00107400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General36----
Exercise Physiology9----
Category total45----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting4369---
Accounting and Business/Management-0---
Business Administration and Management, General2317440--
Business/Commerce, General1----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies10----
Finance, General14----
Human Resources Management and Services, Other140----
Information Resources Management0----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General286---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--0--
Category total4678190--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Public Relations/Image Management0----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric20----
Category total20----
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education0----
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Curriculum and Instruction-1407---
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching444---
Education, General-415---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-110--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--0--
Elementary Education and Teaching166477---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--0--
Mathematics Teacher Education30----
Music Teacher Education0----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2----
Secondary Education and Teaching23251---
Special Education and Teaching, General59860---
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-855---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-218---
Category total32444980--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General45----
Category total45----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer5----
Clinical Nurse Specialist-4---
Critical Care Nursing-0---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-39---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other101---1
Health/Health Care Administration/Management11---
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management1----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-0---
Medical Informatics-0---
Nursing Administration-248---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1----
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1459150---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist31----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling50149-0-
Category total1649591-01
History Colleges
History, General20----
Category total20----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration17----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-2---
Fire Services Administration-41---
Forensic Science and Technology0----
Category total1743---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other43----
Category total43----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3----
Category total3----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Christian Studies135---
Religion/Religious Studies4----
Category total5435---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-38---
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--0--
Psychology, General128-0--
Psychology, Other-1---
Category total128390--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy15----
Public Administration-0---
Category total150---
Social Sciences Colleges
Sociology21----
Category total21----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies5----
Pastoral Studies/Counseling1----
Youth Ministry2----
Category total8----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0----
Digital Arts0----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1----
Keyboard Instruments0----
Voice and Opera0----
Category total1----
Grand total606025001