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Graceland University


#65

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: 2001-2002
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 3

Tuition

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $495
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A

Students

Total online enrollment: 143
12% Male / 88% Female
Average student age: 39

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents): June 1
73% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Only federal aid is available

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: We are accredited. We keep class sizes low. Our professors all have real world experience.
Average class size: 15
Maximum class size: 18

Academics

3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): 78%
New student retention rate (2013): 78%
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:65
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:No
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 8
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Minority
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

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Significant papers are submitted through TurnItIn.com.

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: 6 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 2
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 4
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 20
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 11
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Instructor office hours (weekly): 8
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: 100%
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: 80%
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: 70%

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audio, Live streaming video, Online chatroomsY, Online labs, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: 56k
Required Internet connection: 56k
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: 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A

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 tutoring, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: West North Central
Male: 17
Female: 126
American Indian: 1.4%
Asian: 3.5%
Black or African American: 6.3%
Hispanic: 4.2%
Two or more races: 1.4%
International: 2.1%
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Unknown: 7.7%
White: 73.4%
Students 22 and younger: 12%
Students ages 23-39: 28%
Students 40 or older: 60%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: N/A

Admission

Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: No
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: No
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: N/A
SAT Math average score: N/A
SAT Writing average score: N/A
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

Military-Friendly

Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: No
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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