I realize that my threads with regard to Grand Canyon University are becoming bipolar... I alternate back and forth between wanting to apply and warning the whole world about how horrible they are, and for that I am sorry. The problem I am having is that I discovered my love for higher education too late in life and since I have chosen to give 100% priority to my growing family, my options to further my education are limited. I could certainly find babysitters and apply for my nearest state university, but I would rather forego the Ph.D. than do that. I realize other people do things differently, but this is my way. Since i have never attended a for-profit university and have heard very little good about them, I am scared senseless to even apply to one... but then I come to this website and so many people discuss their for-profit schools in positive lights, confusing me to no end. Which is it?? Are these places scam holes run by satan, or are they beacons of light for people who need alternative solutions? I should add that I expressed interest in the program about a year and a half ago and I am still receiving e-mails from the admissions advisor, asking if I am ready to get started. This puts a very bad taste in my mouth. Usually, graduate students are biting their nails, waiting to see if they get into their program of choice. With GCU, it seems like the school is biting its nails to see if they've made a sale. Ugh. My goal is to one day teach online, but I understand that a doctorate from a for-profit could limit my options, as most traditional schools want instructors from their own kind. I thought that maybe I could teach online at GCU some day, but their own job description for an instructor in the psychology program states that the applicant must have something like 5 years of teaching experience. How is one supposed to get that if they are not able to find a job? If you earned a doctorate from a for-profit university, where did you get a job? Are you able to teach for a university, traditional or for-profit? Can you tell me if you were happy with your decision or if you regretted it? Anyway, I came across a student review website yesterday where someone stated that GCU HAS NEVER GRADUATED A PH.D. IN PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT. Can anyone confirm if this is true? I know someone who entered the program in, I believe, 2011 or 2012, so the program cannot be newer than that. I know that he is still attending in 2016. The program boasts that students will graduate in 3.5 years, so he should be finished by now (we don't talk much anymore; I moved away). Here is the website if you want to check out the comment: Grand Canyon University (StudentsReview) - College Reviews Graduate Student Opinion school Ranking, Reviews and Comments by Graduate Students. I am asking in sincerity. I am super tired of going back and forth with this decision and I want to make a choice and stick with it. This is getting annoying! Again: 1. Do you know if it is true that GCU has never graduated a Ph.D. in psychology student? 2. If you have a Ph.D. from a for-profit, have you had any success finding teaching jobs either in for-profit or traditional universities? 3. Are for-profits scam holes run by satan, or are they beacons of light for people who need alternative solutions to higher education? Thanks for putting up with me! I'm getting pretty sick of myself as far as this is concerned so I'm sure I'm driving you all crazy!