Background and History
Grand Canyon University, founded in 1949, is a non-denominational Christian institution based in Phoenix, Arizona. The university was originally founded as a nonprofit college by Arizona Southern Baptist that felt the need for a faith-based school in the west. Grand Canyon University Online began in 2000 and offers the same high-quality education as the Phoenix campus. GCU Online’s learning model is personalized, engaging, and relevant to your desired career path. Grand Canyon University is listed on the US News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges 2007.” GCU also is ranked number one on the first annual online college rankings taken by the Online Educational Database, or OEDb. Bachelor Degrees available at Grand Canyon University are in the areas of business, education, liberal arts and sciences, and nursing.
Accreditation and Job Placement
Grand Canyon University Online is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Higher Learning Commission is recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Job placement rates are not posted. Career services are offered to both students and alumni and include career exploration, job searches, resume/cover letter assistance, interviewing tips, salary negotiation, and workshops.