Private 4 Year

GCU Demographics & Diversity

Phoenix, Arizona

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at GCU are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Grand Canyon University students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 18%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 165% more female students than male students enrolled at Grand Canyon University with a gender ratio of 73% women to 27% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, GCU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Grand Canyon University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 27%
Women 73%
Enrollment by gender for Grand Canyon University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 27,888
Women 73,928

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

GCU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 75% of the student body residing outside of Arizona or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Grand Canyon University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 25%
Out of State 74%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,877 per year

30% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 61.1%
Part time Undergrads 69%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104717 IPEDS survey data for Grand Canyon University.

Last updated February 24, 2024