Grand Canyon University Reviews - Doctoral in Education

2.34 out of 5 stars
(31 Reviews)
44% of 31 students said this degree improved their career prospects
35% of 31 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.3 out of 5 stars
Current chair elsewhere - 8/24/2020
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2022
"WOW! What a waste of time and money this university is worse then a university of Phoenix type of school and only cares about robbing you of your money. You will get canned content classes in which they will plug whatever teacher they can find into to run at last minute who is really there to babysit. You get no instruction at all on assignments and all questions are always met with a vague answer that will not answer your questions either. You will really get no relevant information to this profession as I have been working in this profession as a chair at a college for 10 years and would never run or allow a class to be handled so poorly in my department. I have worked at 2 colleges and gone to 3 different colleges and this is the worst excuse for a money pilfering organization I have ever seen or run into in my entire life. Please save yourself some time, frustration and money and not attend here and find a program somewhere else or maybe even read a self help book as that will be more informative then you will get here and much much cheaper. What a joke not sure how they maintain accreditation but that should be pulled as soon as possible."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Doctoral program - NO! - 2/9/2020
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"The doctoral program has many problems all at the expense of the student. The promise was a program where you work on your dissertation from day 1, 2 residencies, and completion in 3 years. This is absolutley not what happens. The program has been changed so many times students cannot keep up with the requirements. Approvals are not completed in a timely manner if at all because staff seems to be spread too thin. Additionally, feedback is vague at best. Students are told this is an independent journey but one is totally dependent on the opinion of the reviewers. Very high cost with no little return for your money. Out of 8 people I know that started the doctoral program, all 8 stopped because of the delays and continued cost. To make matters worse, they now require a 3rd residency that was not part of the program and not worth it."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Lifelong Learner - 6/15/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"I dont understand how every single person I know who attended this school owes money??? I need my transcript and all of a sudden I owe $2000. I have friends that were in my doctoral cohort and they owe $2000. Is that the magic number? I feel ripped off and we all need to file lawsuits with them. This needs public attention because people, we have been taken advantage of. DO NOT ATTEND or you too will owe $2000."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Grand Canyon University is a Scam School - 1/4/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"RUN AND RUN FAST AWAY FROM THIS SCAM SCHOOL, THEY STEAL YOUR FINANCIAL AID EVEN YOU STIPEND AND LIE ESPECIALLY TARA ROANE, THEY ARE A FRAUDULENT SCHOOL BEING SUED BY THEIR OWN STUDENTS. THEY LIE AND ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION. I AM SO ANGRY FOR ALLOWING MYSELF TO BE DUPED BY THIS SCHOOL. THEY DO ANYTHING TO GET YOU IN THEN LITERALLY MAKE FUN OF YOU WHEN YOU ASK WHERE YOUR LOAN FUNDS ARE THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN TO YOU ARE ITS BEEN 5 MONTHS AND MY STIPEND IS STILL IN THE MAIL. SCAMSTERS"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Truth - 11/8/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"Go to a different school for your Doctorate. This school says Christian but it cares about exploiting students and taking their money. Once they have all your student aid and living and they will make you pay $500.00 every quarter for years trying to complete the program."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Michelle - 2/24/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"Terrible experience. I had to change my degree from an Ed.D to Ed. S. Due to poor guidance and being reassigned 3 different chairs. Then, in new program, got my account blocked for 2 weeks and had no access to my resources and nobody returned emails or calls to help me resolve the issue. Very stressful. Several academic counselors hung up on me rather than work towards supporting me in resolving the issue."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Taega - 11/25/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"I'm not done,but I'm on the last couple of courses. Go class of 2016! I have never worked so hard in my life. It sounds strange, but I appreciate the journey. I am a little frightened as I start course 967 in 2 weeks. I'll begin the Doctorate program in May 2012. I've grown so much. I am now in charge of my own education, a scholar. I never really knew what those words meant to the last few months. Thanks GCU"
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