Welcome to Grand Canyon University! Founded in 1949, we have grown from a faith-based college that graduated only teachers and nurses to a university that has 10 different colleges. As of June 2023, GCU offers 330 programs, including 129 degree programs, 165 emphases and 36 certificate programs. We are a Christ-centered university that is focused on helping students find their purpose and engage in community outreach and service to help others prosper and flourish. GCU offers a wide variety of flexible and accelerated programs to serve both working adults and traditional students, from undergraduate studies to doctoral degree programs.
We have a culture of Lopes First, in that we are here to support and partner with you on your unique academic journey. Our faculty are committed to you, will challenge you, and foster an intellectual curiosity as you move through your coursework. However, each student is expected to own their learning and dedicate themselves to excellence.
Above all, our purpose is to help you find yours. GCU is a collaborative, service-based community of students, staff and faculty, all dedicated to your learning, with the goal of helping you develop into the best version of yourself, fostering leadership with character and supporting you in living out your faith by serving others. Whether you are living on campus, commuting or fully online we invite you to actively take part in the GCU community. Get engaged and get involved!