Our passion is your success. That's been our focus since 1895, and every day since.

Graceland University, founded in 1895, is a private, four-year liberal arts university.

Recognized by the Princeton Review as a top school in the Midwest.

Academic Programs: Over 50 academic majors and programs, including 9 pre-professional programs, 36 undergraduate majors, 3 master degrees with 8 majors and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Online Programs: Graceland offers online degree programs to 900 students in education, nursing and religion.

Student to faculty ratio: 15:1

Faculty: 89 full-time faculty, 86% with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

Students: All Graceland Locations: 1,956 FTE (IPEDS calculation for Full-Time Equivalent)

  • Lamoni Undergraduate: 1,052 (full-time & part-time)
  • Lamoni Undergraduate: 1,012 (full-time)
  • High School: 178 (full-time & part-time)
  • Online: 934 (full-time & part-time)
  • Independence: 200 (full-time & part-time)
  • Centerville & Trenton: 43 (full-time & part-time)

Student Profile (Entering Class Fall 2014 - Lamoni campus):
Enrollment: 359 (282 first time freshmen and 77 transfers)
Average ACT: 20.4
Average GPA: 3.08
65% male, 35% female

Representing more than 45 states and 26 countries

Housing: Students are members of 15 houses

Student Organizations: 54

Notable Alumni:

  • Ms. Teresa Carpenter, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
  • Dr. David Carmichael, MD, Cardiologist
  • Jeff Criswell, retired offensive lineman, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Dr. Fred Hausheer, Owner, BioNumerik Pharmaceutical
  • Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist, Decathlon

Graduate Schools Most attended by Graceland Graduates:

  • Drake University
  • Iowa State University
  • Princeton University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Seton Hall University
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas Medical Center

Wired: Each room has internet and cable TV hookups. Wireless is available in all campus housing and all public buildings on campus. In addition, 249 computers are available to students throughout the campus.

Radio Station: KBUZ

Athletics: Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Graceland's men and women athletes compete in 22 varsity teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC).

SkillPath: More than 300,000 people annually attend SkillPath and CompuMaster seminars provided by the Graceland Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning.

Sponsored by Community of Christ.

For more information please refer to the GU Fact Book.