Graceland University

Online Undergraduate Program

Dedicated to exceptional higher education and sponsored by the Community of Christ, Graceland University was founded in 1895 and spans 170 acres in the rolling hills of Iowa. The university offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Graceland’s men and women athletes compete in nearly 20 varsity sports in the Heart of America conference.

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Quick Facts

First year offering online program: 2007-2008
Online bachelor’s degree programs: 4


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $395
In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A


Total online enrollment: 69
13% Male / 87% Female
Average student age: 32


Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
90% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Only federal aid is available

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: We have unique, market relevant degrees that have cutting edge information and are based upon the recommendations of our Advisory Boards.
Average class size: 12
Maximum class size: 18


Total program graduates (2014-2015): 46
New student retention rate (2014): 91%
Most popular majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Business Administration and Management, General, Organizational Leadership, N/A
Academic calendar: Trimester
Online courses offered:75
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 8
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Majority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: 4
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 48

Entering Class Progress Toward Degree:
Graduation Rate:

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Instructors may require that papers are submitted through "TurnItIn".
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: Yes


Average online teaching experience: 15 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 1
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 4
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: 4
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 14
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 14
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: None
Weekly office hours: 40

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)
ADA compliance: Individual faculty held responsible

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Broadband
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 5
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 0

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistance, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area networkY, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: West North Central
Gender distribution: 
International students:
Students 22 and younger: 20%
Students ages 23-39: 69%
Students 40 or older: 11%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: 90%


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
Continuing online instruction education required: No
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A


Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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