Grand Canyon University is a for-profit Christian research university in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. Founded in 1949 as a non-profit liberal arts college, the university was purchased by Grand Canyon Education, Inc. in February 2004.
The university is the first, and only, for-profit to participate in NCAA Division I athletics. As a non-profit, the university had briefly participated in NCAA Division I athletics, from 1995 to 1998, winning several conference titles.The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in education, liberal arts, business, science, engineering, math, Christian theology, and health care through its eight colleges. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies GCU as a research university with moderate research activity.
Grand Canyon University offers over 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs through its eight colleges.
College of Business
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Production
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
College of Theology
College of Doctoral Studies