Grand Canyon University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,407
0.0366% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,939
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.57%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
77.9%
29,304 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
101,816
23.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45%
1,060 Graduates

About

Grand Canyon University is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Grand Canyon University were Registered Nursing (4,755 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (1,576 degrees), and General Human Services (847 degrees).

In 2022, 29,319 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grand Canyon University. 76.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (13,852 degrees), 2.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5,568 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grand Canyon University is $16,407, which is $−13,743 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Grand Canyon University is $16,407, which is $−13,743 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,939.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending Grand Canyon University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$16,407
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Grand Canyon University was $16,407. The cost of tuition at Grand Canyon University is $−13,743 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$21,939
2022 Value
1.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Grand Canyon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,939. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Grand Canyon University grew by 1.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,800
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grand Canyon University was of $7,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Grand Canyon University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.7% with respect to 2021, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.57%
2019 Default Rate
629
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Grand Canyon University was 1.57%, which represents 629 out of the 40052 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Grand Canyon University received 29,304 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.5% annual growth. Out of those 29,304 applicants, 22,818 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.9% acceptance rate.

There were 101,816 students enrolled at Grand Canyon University in 2022.

Grand Canyon University has an overall enrollment yield of 37%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
22,818
Accepted Out of 29,304

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grand Canyon University was 77.9% (22,818 admissions from 29,304 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.5%, while admissions declined by −25.3%..

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Enrollment

Grand Canyon University had a total enrollment of 101,816 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Grand Canyon University is 23,951 students and the part-time enrollment is 77,865. This means that 23.5% of students enrolled at Grand Canyon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grand Canyon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 18.6% Black or African American, 4.16% Two or More Races, 3.23% Asian, 0.95% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.589% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grand Canyon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (50%), followed by White Female (50%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grand Canyon University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 101,816 students. The full-time enrollment at Grand Canyon University is 23,951 and the part-time enrollment is 77,865. This means that 23.5% of students enrolled at Grand Canyon University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Grand Canyon University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Grand Canyon University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    47,725 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21,569 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    18,952 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Grand Canyon University is 46.9% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 18.6% Black or African American, 4.16% Two or More Races, 3.23% Asian, 0.95% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.589% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3,502 students (3.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 15,519 more women than men received degrees from Grand Canyon University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grand Canyon University is white (13,852 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5568 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grand Canyon University is Registered Nursing (4,755 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (1,576 degrees) and General Human Services (847 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Grand Canyon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (8,555 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,856 degrees), and Theology (454 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Canyon University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,738,420 people), Registered nurses (1,524,473 people), Accountants & auditors (1,064,837 people), Other managers (812,736 people), and Secondary school teachers (517,889 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Canyon University in 2022 are Education (8,555 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,856 degrees), Theology (454 degrees), Health (9,678 degrees), and Business (4,666 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Canyon University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Grand Canyon University are Education (8,555 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,856 degrees), Theology (454 degrees), Health (9,678 degrees), and Business (4,666 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grand Canyon University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,329,517 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,917,344 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (657,911 people), Computer Systems Design (552,448 people), and Banking & related activities (511,972 people).

The most specialized majors at Grand Canyon University are Education (8,555 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (1,856 degrees), Theology (454 degrees), Health (9,678 degrees), and Business (4,666 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grand Canyon University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 4,755 degrees awarded
  2. 1,576 degrees awarded
  3. 847 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grand Canyon University was Registered Nursing with 4,755 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,900
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
22,419
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 6,900 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Canyon University, which is 0.308 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (22,419).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1495 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Canyon University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.752 times less than the 1987 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 4895 degrees were awarded to men at Grand Canyon University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.79 times more than the 557 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 39% of students graduating from Grand Canyon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Grand Canyon University is Female and Asian (63.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    13,852 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,568 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5,536 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grand Canyon University is white (13,852 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5568 degrees).

4.22% of degree recipients (1,236 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    10,522 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    4,464 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4,161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grand Canyon University is white female (10,522 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (4464 degrees).

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Operations

Grand Canyon University employs 391 Instructors, 68 Assistant professors and 50 Associate professors. Most academics at Grand Canyon University are Female Instructor (236), Male Instructor (155), and Male Assistant professor (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Canyon University are: Service, with 357 employees, Management, with 201 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 142 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$573M
2022 Salaries
2.39%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Grand Canyon University paid a median of $573M in salaries, a 2.39% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.5M
Instructional Salaries
550
Number of Employees

In 2022, Grand Canyon University paid a total of $42.5M to 550 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
391 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
357 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grand Canyon University were Instructor with 391 employees, Assistant professor with 68 employees, and Associate professor with 50 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grand Canyon University were Service with 357 employees, Management with 201 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 142 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grand Canyon University was Female Instructor with 236 employees, Male Instructor with 155 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 34 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Grand Canyon University.

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