Graceland creates learning communities where students develop their potential for meaningful and productive lives.

- That's been our mission since 1895.

Quick Facts 2018-19

**For more information please refer to the GU Fact Book.


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

Recognized by The Princeton Review as a "Best in the Midwest" (2012-2019).

Academic Programs: More than 35 academic programs, including nine pre-professional programs, 28 undergraduate majors, three master's degrees and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Online Programs: Graceland offers online degree programs to over 800 students in education, nursing, business and religion.

Student to faculty ratio: 14:1 for all undergraduate locations; 14:1 for Lamoni Campus

Faculty: All Graceland Locations: 67 full-time undergraduate faculty, 76 percent with a PhD or other terminal degree.

Students: All Graceland locations: 1,672 FTE (IPEDS calculation for Full-Time Equivalent)

  • Lamoni Undergraduate: 884 (full time and part time)
  • Lamoni Undergraduate: 867 (full time)
  • High School (ACE): 56 (full time and part time)
  • Online: 810 (full time and part time)
  • Independence: 142 (full time and part time)

Housing: Students are members of 16 "Houses"

Student Clubs and Organizations: over 40

Lamoni: Approximately 1,000 students, representing 40 states and 20 countries

Independence/Online: Representing 41 states and five countries

Student Profile

(Entering Class Fall 2018 - Lamoni Campus):

  • Enrollment: 329 (267 first-time freshmen, 49 transfers and 13 previous year)
  • Average ACT: 20.92
  • Average GPA: 3.28
  • 51 percent male, 49 percent female

Financial Aid: 99 percent of residential students receive aid of any type from any source.

Graceland has several Notable Alumni who have made a remarkable impact on their communities. Check out a list here.

Access: Each room has internet and cable TV hookups, and each main lounge in the Residence Halls has a printer. Wireless internet is available in all campus housing and all public buildings on campus. In addition, 178 lab computers are available to students throughout the campus.

Radio Station: KBUZ (Listen Here)

Athletics: Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Graceland's men and women athletes compete in 20 varsity teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HEART).

SkillPath: More than 250,000 people annually attend SkillPath and CompuMaster seminars provided by the Graceland Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning.

Sponsored by Community of Christ.