Grand Canyon University

Private, Four-years School Located in Phoenix, AZ

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How much is the GCU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, GCU's tuition & fees is $17,205 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $31,505 when a student lives on-campus.

GCU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$17,205
Books & Supplies Costs$800
On-campus Room & Board$7,800
On-campus Expenses$5,700
Off-campus Room & Board$7,800
Off-campus Expenses$5,700
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$17,221

How Much Does it Cost to Go to GCU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $68,980 at GCU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $122,980. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $94,181.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$17,221$30,721$23,531
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,237$30,737$23,541
Junior (2025-26)$17,253$30,753$23,550
Senior (2026-27)$17,269$30,769$23,559
4 Years Total$68,980$122,980$94,181
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,237$30,737$23,541
Sophomore (2025-26)$17,253$30,753$23,550
Junior (2026-27)$17,269$30,769$23,559
Senior (2027-28)$17,285$30,785$23,569
4 Years Total$69,045$123,045$94,219
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$17,253$30,753$23,550
Sophomore (2026-27)$17,269$30,769$23,559
Junior (2027-28)$17,285$30,785$23,569
Senior (2028-29)$17,301$30,801$23,578
4 Years Total$69,109$123,109$94,256
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$17,269$30,769$23,559
Sophomore (2027-28)$17,285$30,785$23,569
Junior (2028-29)$17,301$30,801$23,578
Senior (2029-30)$17,317$30,817$23,587
4 Years Total$69,173$123,173$94,294
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$17,285$30,785$23,569
Sophomore (2028-29)$17,301$30,801$23,578
Junior (2029-30)$17,317$30,817$23,587
Senior (2030-31)$17,334$30,834$23,597
4 Years Total$69,237$123,237$94,331

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, GCU' tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Arizona, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $18,947.
In-StateOut-of-State
Grand Canyon University$17,205
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Arizona Four-years Colleges$17,588
Public Schools$5,603$13,656
Private Schools$18,947

Financial Aid and COA

At Grand Canyon University, 52,628 students (80%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $7,183.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at GCU is $24,322 for students living on-campus and $24,322 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 6,685 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,662 and the average amount of student loans is $7,238.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$31,505
COA (off-campus)$31,505
Tuition & Fees$17,205
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,300
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,300
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,322
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,322
Average Financial Aid$7,183
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship52,62880%$7,183
Pell Grants28,02343%$4,829
Federal Student Loan34,71353%$8,043
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid6,68599%-
Grants or Scholarships6,60998%$9,662
Federal Grants2,10131%$5,752
Pell Grants2,03830%$5,128
Other Federal Grants2,08831%$783
State/Local Grants361%$806
Institutional Grants6,50097%$7,960
Student Loan Aid3,92058%$7,238
Federal Student Loans3,87258%$5,275
Other Student Loans6069%$13,118

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

GCU's acceptance rate is 82.84%. A total of 36,861 applicants applied to and 30,534 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 7,620 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 24.96%.
To apply to GCU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants36,86112,447$23,334
Admitted30,53410,744$19,776
Enrolled7,6202,862$4,758
Acceptance Rate82.84%86.32%84.75%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.96%26.64%24.06%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Grand Canyon University has a total of 101,816 students including 66,769 undergraduate and 35,047 graduate students. By gender, there are 27,655 male students and 75,417 female students attending GCU. The school offers online degree programs and 77,293 students enrolled online exclusively (75.91% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total103,072 27,65575,417
Undergraduate65,870 19,27146,599
Graduate37,202 8,38428,818

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Phone800-800-9776
WEBwww.gcu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered160 Programs
Online Program Offered107 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered61 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate77.87%
Yield36.98%
Student Population101,816
Graduation Rate45%
Retention Rate70% (Full-time), 38% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties461 (Full-time), 5,235 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,648 (Full-time), 5,329 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$63,730
Average Staff Salary$54,873