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GCU statement on Department of Education

January 14, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

GCU is reluctantly filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education due to that agency’s continued refusal to acknowledge the university’s nonprofit status for Title IV, HEA purposes. GCU became an Arizona nonprofit institution on July 1, 2018 and is recognized as such by the IRS, the State of Arizona, the Higher Learning Commission and every other regulatory body that governs the University. The Department of Education, 30 months after that transaction, still refuses to recognize GCU’s nonprofit status.

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GCU resumes in-person instruction for spring semester

January 13, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University is kicking off 2021 with its largest-ever spring semester enrollment and the same commitment to in-person instruction on its campus. Approximately 20,250 students are enrolled for the spring, including 3,500 traditional students and 1,400 evening cohort students who have chosen to attend the University completely online.

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GCU becomes vaccination site for COVID-19

January 11, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is stepping up to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Arizona by becoming a public Point of Dispensing (POD) for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The University’s commercial hub at 27th Avenue and Camelback Road will serve as one of seven POD sites in Maricopa County.

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GCU statement on Christianity and race/ethnicity

January 04, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University is posting a statement to address comments made during a racial reconciliation workshop on campus that portrayed Christianity as a platform for White supremacy and White privilege, as well as defamatory comments that were published in a one-sided Arizona Republic article about a faculty member whose contract was not renewed in the aftermath of that profanity-laced workshop.

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GCU freezing tuition for 13th consecutive year

November 16, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

For the 13th consecutive year, GCU will be freezing tuition rates on its Phoenix campus. Tuition before institutional scholarships are factored in will remain at $16,500 for the 2021-22 academic year. The campus also is competitive when it comes to room and board, which means graduates at GCU are incurring less debt than the national average at public and private nonprofit colleges.

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Students Inspiring Students program receives $500,000 from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

October 07, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Student Inspiring Students (SIS) Scholarship Program has received a $500,000, five-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The grant, largest in the program’s history, will fund full-tuition scholarships for “Parsons Scholars” – high school seniors who are the most academically qualified among SIS recipients.

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Even in pandemic, GCU enrollment keeps growing

September 08, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

GCU began the 2020-21 school year with another increase in the number of traditional students connected to its Phoenix campus. It expects its largest incoming class ever — more than 8,200 new students — when the fall semester started Sept. 8, bringing total campus-based enrollment to approximately 23,000.

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GCU engineering, computer science degree programs earn ABET accreditation

August 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

(Aug. 28, 2020) — Grand Canyon University’s bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and bachelor’s degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.   ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. “We are very excited to receive this acknowledgment from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),” said Brian Mueller, President of Grand Canyon University. “Our computer science program was launched in 2014 and engineering followed in 2015, so this was our first opportunity for accreditation after they had their first graduating classes. These innovative, interdisciplinary, project-based programs are already meeting the high standards that GCU academics are known for.” Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance. […]

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Conversations and actions needed to end racism, inequality

June 18, 2020 / by / 13 Comments

In an open letter, GCU President Brian Mueller writes about the conversations he has had with Black students and employees and stresses the importance of acting on those talks.

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GCU statement on racial tensions

June 02, 2020 / by / 15 Comments

To the Grand Canyon University community: In times of tragedy such as the inexplicable death of George Floyd and the racial tensions that have engulfed this country, it is helpful to focus on a core belief at GCU – that all persons are created in God’s image. Every single person you come in contact with, whether at the grocery store or at school or your place of work, is a unique creation of God and has immeasurable value. He loves them, and you, with all of His heart. We are all children of God and there is no place for racism, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. We stand with our GCU community to denounce such acts against marginalized people and know that, beyond those words, we are committed to affecting societal change through the actions of our united efforts. As your television screen gets filled with the images of Mr. Floyd’s reprehensible death, your emotions may be filled with anger, fear, sadness and confusion. Other images of violence, rioting and looting in various cities may add to those feelings. As you process that, always remember this: Jesus’ greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart […]

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