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
(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)
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.