" Grand Canyon University () is a for-profit personal Christian college in Phoenix az, Arizona. Based upon student registration, Grand Canyon University was the largest Christian college on earth in 2018 with 20,000 going to students on school as well as also 70,000 online.
Grand Canyon was developed by the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention on August 1, 1949, in Prescott, Arizona as Grand Canyon University. In 1999/2000, the university finished its affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention. Experiencing economic along with other problems in the early part of the 21st century, the organization's trustees approved its sale in January 2004 to The golden state based Considerable Education and learning, LLC, making it the first for-profit Christian college in the USA. Complying with that purchase, the university ended up being the very initial as well as just for-profit to participate in NCAA Department I sporting activities. In 2018 the college acquired consent to go back to non-profit standing from its regional accreditor in addition to the IRS as well as the Arizona State Board for Exclusive Postsecondary Education And Learning. The UNITED STATE Division of Education denied the university's request to reclassify it as a non-profit in addition to remains to categorize the university as for-profit. The university procedures companion straight in addition to the for-profit freely traded company, Grand Canyon Education And Learning, Inc. that bundles services for the college to operate. The university president, Brian Meuller, in addition functions as the CEO of Grand Canyon Education.
The university supplies various programs via its 9 colleges consisting of doctoral research studies, solution, education and learning and learning, arts in addition to production, humanities along with social scientific researches, nursing and also healthcare line of work, scientific study, faith, engineering as well as innovation."