Graceland University 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. It is a private liberal arts university of about 2300 students and 150 faculties. Graceland has campuses in Lamoni, Iowa and Independence, Missouri, in the United States. Graceland offers degree completion and master’s programs at satellite campuses in Centerville and Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Trenton (Missouri). Graceland University was established as Graceland College in 1895 by the RLDS Church (now Community of Christ) in Lamoni, Iowa. Land for the college was donated by church members, with the first 20 acres given by Marietta Walker, after whom Walker Hall is named. Graceland is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).