Graceland University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Trimester
First year of program 2001-2002

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 29
Average online teaching experience 6 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 100%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 80%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 70%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 2
Part-time faculty with doctorate 11
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 20
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 18

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 3
Online courses 65
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 98%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 2%
Business Administration and Management, General 0%
Organizational Leadership 0%
N/A N/A
All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

We are accredited. We keep class sizes low. Our professors all have real world experience.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Significant papers are submitted through TurnItIn.com.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Student Priorities Survey results publicly available No
EBI Benchmarking Assessments result publicly available No
IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction results publicly available Yes
Major Field Test results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 124
Credits that must be earned through school 32
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 6 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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