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

- That's been our mission since 1895.

Quick Facts 2017-18

**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" (2012-2018).

Academic Programs: More than 35 academic programs, including nine pre-professional programs, 29 undergraduate majors, three master's degrees and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

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

Student to faculty ratio: 17:1 for all undergraduate locations; 16:1 for Lamoni Campus

Faculty: All Graceland Locations: 63 full-time undergraduate faculty, 76 percent with a PhD or other terminal degree.

Students: All Graceland locations: 1,810 FTE (IPEDS calculation for Full-Time Equivalent)

  • Lamoni Undergraduate: 927 (full time and part time)
  • Lamoni Undergraduate: 901 (full time)
  • High School (ACE): 195 (full time and part time)
  • Online: 819 (full time and part time)
  • Independence: 157 (full time and part time)

Housing: Students are members of 16 "Houses"

Student Clubs and Organizations: over 40

Lamoni: Approximately 1,000 students, representing 48 states and 30 countries

Independence/Online: Representing 43 states and six countries

Student Profile

  • (Entering Class Fall 2017 - Lamoni Campus):
  • Enrollment: 327 (254 first-time freshmen, 58 transfers and 15 previous year)
  • Average ACT: 20.82
  • Average GPA: 3.23
  • 57 percent male, 43 percent female

Financial Aid: 99 percent of residential students receive financial assistance

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. Wireless internet is available in all campus housing and all public buildings on campus. In addition, 179 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 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.