Founded in 1895, Graceland University is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who put their relationships with students first. The active alumni network reaches far beyond a student's time on campus.
Graceland educates students for advanced study, for productive careers, and for rich lives. Its student body is a diverse group that includes persons of different ages, backgrounds and national origins who share a commitment to learning. 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.
Graceland's main, residential campus is located in Lamoni, Iowa, about an hour's drive south of Des Moines. The beautiful, welcoming campus spans 170 acres in the rolling hills of southern Iowa. Our sports complex boasts an artificial field-turf football field, an Olympic-quality outdoor track, and a best-in-conference soccer complex. The Helene Center for the Visual Arts is the envy of other schools. The Resch Science and Technology Hall offers superb facilities and industry-standard equipment.
Our regional performing arts hub, the Shaw Center, features a 500-seat auditorium, a 100-seat recital hall, a fully customizable black box theatre, a beautiful new lobby and atrium, and a stunning outdoor amphitheater. The newly renovated and expanded Newcom Student Union features a dedicated game room, computer lab, and extensive student meeting space.
Graceland's campus in Independence, Missouri is home to the School of Nursing and to the Community of Christ Seminary.
We are grounded in the liberal arts and dedicated to providing the progressive academic needs of the 21st century student. Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who put their relationships with students first. The active Graceland alumni network reaches far beyond a student’s time on campus.
Graceland creates learning communities where students develop their potential for meaningful and productive lives.