Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University is one of the twenty-six private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Arizona. The campus is located in an urban area, in Phoenix.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 83,284 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,515 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,320 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 66%). Every year 41% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Grand Canyon University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,500, and fees were $550. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,500 and $550 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students83,284|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Grand Canyon University offers the Master of Science Degree in a range of nursing programs. The MSN programs include specialties in advanced nursing practice, nursing administration, leadership, education, public health and informatics.
The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The program includes foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.
The Master’s in Nursing, specialties include clinical practice hours ranging from 150 to 650 hours. Students in all specialties are required to develop an evidence based project which shows the integration of theoretical knowledge in the different programs.
Many of the specialties in nursing at Grand Canyon are offered in the traditional campus format while the education and leadership programs being offered in an online format.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a program accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC
- Complete pre-requisite courses in research, statistics and health assessment
- Have current, valid and unencumbered License to practice in the state of residence
Applicants seeking to specialize in advance practice are recommended to get in contact with the State Board of Nursing to determine the requirements for certification as a nurse practitioner or advance practice nurse in their state of residence.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||8||43|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/08/2006 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$458/credit|
|In State Students||$458/credit|
|Out of State Students||$458/credit|
|In District Students||$541/credit|
|In State Students||$541/credit|
|Out of State Students||$541/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Grand Canyon University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$1,047|
|State Grant & Scholarships||2%||$672|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||97%||$8,248|
|Federal Student Loans||68%||$6,233|
$20,912Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,804|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,812|
|$48,001 to $75,000$21,586|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,765|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arizona state board of nursing.