Graceland University

Graceland University

Founded in 1895, Graceland University is dedicated to providing all students an education grounded in the core values of caring and concern. Graceland University’s tradition of excellence is made available to you wherever you are with our online programs. Our accredited, affordable and convenient programs are designed to meet the needs of today’s working professionals. As we expand our programs and locations to help meet the needs of today’s (and tomorrow’s) students, we continue to focus on bringing out the full potential of each and every student who walks through our doors. Students who come to Graceland often tell us it was the best decision they ever made.

Graceland University educates students for advanced study, for productive careers, and for rich lives. Its curriculum, firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition and enhanced by career-oriented practical experiences, affirms different styles of learning and prepares students to become competent professionals. Its highly qualified faculty excel in teaching and engage in scholarly, creative and professional activities. Together with the administration and staff, they care deeply about students.

Recognized for Excellence

The Princeton Review has recognized Graceland University as being one of the best universities in the Midwest The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its “Best in the Midwest” Web site section featuring the 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

The 640 colleges named “regional best(s)” represent only about 25 percent (one out of four) of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. This makes Graceland’s designation as a “Best in the Midwest” university truly significant.

The Right Programs with the Right Benefits!


Graceland University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; 800-621-7440). Graceland University’s School of Education is accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at all Graceland locations including online.