Profile: Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE.O)
18 Jul 2019
Grand Canyon Education, Inc., incorporated on November 26, 2003, is engaged in the provision of postsecondary education. The Company is a regionally accredited university. The Company offers the degrees, including Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a range of programs for its degrees. It also offers certificate programs, which consist of a series of courses focused on a particular area of study for both the post-baccalaureate and post-graduate students.
As of December 31, 2016, the Company offered over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which offers nursing program in Arizona; the College of Doctoral Studies, which utilizes technology, collaboration, and learning communities to develop practitioners and researchers; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which develops and provides various general education course requirements in the Company's other colleges and also provides additional targeted disciplines; the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, which offers science, engineering, technology, and mathematics; the College of Education, an Arizona's teacher's college and graduates teachers who meet or exceed state averages on the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment exams; the Colangelo College of Business, which has an advisory board that includes business leaders, and offers professionally relevant degree programs; the College of Fine Arts and Production, which offers Fine Arts; the Honors College, which serves to develop students across any of its programs and many of these students participate in the Honors Research Fellowship program, which partners students with faculty or industry partners on scientific and applied research projects, and the College of Theology, which serves through the University affirms its Christian heritage. The Company has relationships with community colleges, healthcare systems, school districts and other employers, through which it offers programs to support its students and their employers. For its nursing programs, the Company offers clinical courses onsite at hospitals and other healthcare centers with which it has partnerships, and arranges to allow these students to complete their clinical work onsite.
The Company offers its ground-based programs to students through three 15-week semesters in a calendar year and to online students in courses that generally range from 5 to 16 weeks throughout the calendar year. Its online programs provide a digital record of student interactions for the course instructor to assess students' levels of engagement and demonstration of required competencies. The Company's support services, including academic, administrative and library services, are accessible online and are available to its online and ground students. Its student support services include Academic services, which provide students with a range of services designed to support their academic studies and its Learning Lounges offer research services, writing services, and other tutoring services; Administrative services, which provide students with the ability to access a range of administrative services both telephonically and via the Internet; Library services, which provide a mix of online and ground resources, services, and instruction to support the educational and research endeavors of all students, faculty, and staff, including ground and online libraries and a qualified library staff that is available to help faculty and students with research, teaching, and library resource instruction; Career services, which offer career services support, including resume review and evaluation, career planning workshops, and access to career services specialists for advice and support, and Technology support services, which provide online technical support to help its students remedy technology-related issues. Learning sessions are offered on a one-on-one basis and group sessions. Other resources that it offers include a Job Readiness Program, which advises students on matters such as people skills, resumes and cover letters, mock interviews and business etiquette; a job board, which advertises employment postings and career exploration opportunities; career counseling appointments and consultations, and career fairs.
The Company's Office of Assessment serves as its central resource for measuring learning outcomes and student satisfaction and driving systematically engineered and data-driven continuous-improvement cycles for updating the Company's curricula. Among other things, the assessment team reviews student course satisfaction surveys; analyzes archived student assignments to assess whether a given program is developing students' foundational knowledge, professional competencies, and skills to achieve the expected learning outcomes; and provides feedback as to program effectiveness. Based on this data and the conclusions of the assessment team, the Company modifies its programs as necessary to meet the student satisfaction and educational development standards. The Company's faculty includes full-time faculty, as well as adjunct faculty with relevant practical experience whom the Company employs to teach on a course-by-course basis for a specified fee.
The Company competes with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University and Pepperdine University.
Grand Canyon Education Inc
2600 W Camelback Rd
PHOENIX AZ 85017-3219