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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
0.4% decline from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
34,096 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
19.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
349 Graduates


The median tuition at Grand Canyon University is $16,385, which is $2,469 more than the national median tuition of $13,916.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,168.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Grand Canyon University received 34,096 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.1% annual decline. Out of those 34,096 applicants, 19,413 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.9% acceptance rate.

There were 75,834 students enrolled at Grand Canyon University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grand Canyon University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Grand Canyon University has a total enrollment of 75,834 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Canyon University is 14,544 students and the part-time enrollment is 61,290. This means that 19.2% of students enrolled at Grand Canyon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grand Canyon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.65% Asian, 3.05% Two or More Races, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand Canyon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (6.01%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (3.67%) and White Male (3.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0%), followed by Black or African American Male (N/A) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (N/A).

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In 2016, 10,103 more women than men graduated from Grand Canyon University. The majority of students graduating from Grand Canyon University are White. These 9,276 graduates mean that there were 2.93 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,170 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Grand Canyon University is Registered Nursing with 5,324 graduates, followed by General Special Education & Teaching with 850 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 784 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Grand Canyon University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 5,239 graduates, followed by Theology with 378 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 882 graduates.


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Grand Canyon University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In N/A, Grand Canyon University had a total expenditure of $580M. Of that $580M, they spent N/A on salaries and N/A on benefits.

Grand Canyon University employs 231 Instructors, 85 Assistant professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand Canyon University are Female Instructors (127), Male Instructors (104), and Female Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Canyon University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 1,395 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 530 employees, and Management with 441 employees.



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