Grand Canyon University Responds to ASU Cuts
Private university seeks ways to fill gaps left by drastic budget cutbacks
"The situation facing our state's public universities is dire," said GCU CEO
The ASU announcement comes at a time when GCU is finding ways to draw more students to its highly regarded education programs, business school and enhance its nursing and health sciences offerings.
"These are industries in which
GCU recently launched its sports management program, and has capacity in its existing programs that will be affected by the ASU cuts such as fire services management. Because of its west
"The state cuts will also impact students from the
The University is considering aggressive financial aid incentives to attract high school seniors and second-career professionals. GCU already is known to have the most competitive financial aid available to active duty and retired military personnel seeking second careers.
"We already know that in down economies, private higher education typically does very well. What we hope is that in this down economy we can help ourselves as well as help the community in these critical areas," Mueller said.
Over the past five years,
As tuition at public universities increase, and quality of programming diminishes with budget cutbacks,
More information about GCU's programming is available at www.gcu.edu or by calling 888.226.7320.
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