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About Graceland

We are a university grounded in the liberal arts and dedicated to providing the progressive academic needs of the 21st century student.

The Power of Belonging

Since 1895, Graceland University has been developing students into people who will change the world by giving them the best experience and education possible. But we believe that providing a strong liberal arts learning environment — at our main residential campus in Lamoni, our Independence campus and through our online programs — is just one piece of the puzzle. Just as important are our amazing faculty, who care about their students’ success; our fun, on-campus activities that build forever friendships; and the powerful sense of place and belonging we cultivate every day.

The Power Of Together

What We Stand For

Mission

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

Vision

Graceland University will become a recognized educational leader, inspiring and empowering persons for transformational service and leadership.

Values

Graceland values learning, wholeness and community. Graceland encourages the development of these values for the enrichment of lives and the betterment of the world.

Learning

We believe in the lifelong process of the open and free pursuit of truth.

Wholeness

We believe that the development of the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of all persons is necessary for healthy and fulfilling lives.

Community

We appreciate and welcome diversity and, as an institution sponsored by Community of Christ, believe in the inherent worth of all persons expressed through relationships built on the foundation of unconditional love and acceptance.

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    Graceland at a Glance

    1,396

    Enrolled students

    2021-22 Fact Book (all undergrad & grad)

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    Lamoni Campus

    15:1

    Student to faculty ratio

    2021-22 Fact Book

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    35+

    Academic programs

    Fall 2022

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    From 1895 to Today

    Graceland University was founded over 125 years ago after land was generously gifted by a group of Lamoni church members in order to build a college.

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    Get to Know the Graceland Educators

    Creating a warm, welcoming environment that offers support and individual attention is important to our faculty and staff. With small class sizes and our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, at Graceland, you’ll never be just a number.

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