Grantham University

Category: Non-traditional institutions | State: Online Only

About Grantham University

Grantham University was founded in 1951 by WWII Veteran Donald Grantham, whose desire was to help fellow veterans improve their lives through higher education. Today, Mr. Grantham's vision and philosophy on quality distance learning remain the driving force behind our success. As a 100% online university serving a highly diverse student population, Grantham believes education should enhance your life _ not get in the way of it. That_s why everything we do, every single day, is centered on our students _ minimizing potential obstacles and maximizing quality learning. You do your part by working hard to earn your degree. And we do ours by providing you an exceptional Grantham experience that leads to an even more amazing career.

Military Friendly Ratings

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Why attend Grantham University

Grantham University was founded in 1951 by a veteran for veterans. For 65 years, Grantham University has proudly maintained that mission by serving the educational needs of U.S. veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and military families with more than 45 job-relevant degree and certificate programs. Today, Grantham University offers a 100% online education to give today_s adult learners, working professionals and military heroes a convenient and affordable method to earn an advanced degree. Our students and alumni can be found all over the world _ from service members in foreign lands to working parents all across the states. Grantham University_s mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. Grantham's student-centric focus is reinforced by our credo: _Your Education. Your Life. Your Terms._ Over 60 years ago, a veteran founded Grantham University with the express intent to support the military. That gives us over six decades of experience in providing education for active duty and veteran military members, and we feel like we have a special place in the world as an online college catered to veterans. We are so committed to those who have served our country that we have an entire Veteran Services Department focused on helping you maximize your veteran education benefits. At Grantham University, we make it easy for military veterans to graduate. Also, when you_re actively serving your country in the military, it can be difficult to pursue your educational goals as well. What you need is an online college catered to military students, because the typical structure and rigidity of a brick-and-mortar school probably isn_t going to work for you. At Grantham University, we make it easy for military students to graduate. There are many benefits to attending an online college in general and an online school for military men and women specifically. The benefits of an online college education include greater flexibility, affordability and personal attention. Modern online schools even utilize social media platforms to help you network and gain a real feeling of community. Online military colleges abound, but Grantham is one of the best online colleges for military service members and veterans because we strive to make your college experience fit your life. In the military, being prepared is a way of life. We believe that a quality education prepares you for your life beyond the service. Our range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs help you prepare for promotion opportunities or even career changes, veteran scholarship opportunities, and preparation for a powerful civilian career.

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Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBusiness Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Computer & Information Systems Security/Information Assurance

A program that prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

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Computer Hardware Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and evaluation of computer hardware and related peripheral equipment. Includes instruction in computer circuit and chip design, circuitry, computer systems design, computer equipment design, computer layout planning, testing procedures, and related computer theory and software topics.

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Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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Computer Software Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

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Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

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Health Services Administration

A program that focuses on the application of policy analysis, public administration, business management, and communications to the planning and management of health services delivery systems in the public and private sectors, and prepares individuals to function as health services administrators and managers. Includes instruction in health systems planning, public health organization and management, pubic health policy formulation and analysis, finance, business and operations management, economics of health care, organizational and health communications, marketing, human resources management, and public health law and regulations.

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Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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Nursing Administration

A program that prepares registered nurses to manage Nursing personnel and services in hospitals and other health care delivery agencies. Includes instruction in principles of health care administration, resource and financial management, health care law and policy, medical personnel management, and managed care operations.

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Operations Management & Supervision

A program that prepares individuals to manage and direct the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to development, production, and manufacturing. Includes instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, equipment maintenance management, production control, industrial labor relations and skilled trades supervision, strategic manufacturing policy, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $6,360 $6,360 $3,900 $3,900
Fees $180 $180 $135 $135
Room N/A N/A N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $912 $912 $456 $456
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $7,452 $7,452 $4,491 $4,491
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes