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About Grand Canyon University

Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential through landing the career of their dreams, advancing their career and changing careers. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace. Read about our degree programs, admission requirements and more...

Doctrinal Statement

As an inter-denominational Christian university, GCU supports students through their academic and spiritual journey. This theological Doctrinal Statement embraces the pillars of belief that serve as a foundation for all of Christianity. Read our Doctrinal Statement and what we believe.

Christian Worldview

Grand Canyon University is a Christian university, and as such, we provide a quality education from the context of our Christian heritage for both traditional students as well as working professionals. To help our students find their purpose and achieve their full potential, we integrate our Christian worldview into everything we do.

Mission and Vision

Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

The curriculum at GCU is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed in the contemporary job market. Students are challenged to develop these tools and to push their intellectual limits in order to become successful in their careers. Read More


As an accredited university, Grand Canyon University holds both college-specific and program-specific accreditations. The Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor have accredited Grand Canyon University continually since 1968, obtaining its most recent ten-year reaccreditation in 2007.  Read More


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