About Grantham University
On Campus Housing
Grantham University is an accredited online institution established by a World War II veteran, Donald Grantham in the year 1951 with the main campus in South California and is primarily located in Lenexa, Kansas.
The university is a private for-profit college that provides support for those who have served in the US military. The university is recognized as a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education and Transition.
The mission is to deliver high quality, relevant education and to offer exceptional flexibility, accessibility, and affordability to deserving, working adults trying to better their lives.
Grantham University offers a choice of 50+ degree and certificate programs along with online education which includes majors such as business, healthcare, nursing, criminal justice, computer science, and technology. It currently comprises four schools: The Mark Skousen School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Nursing and Allied Health.
Grantham University has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission since 1961 for providing various degrees and certificate programs
The student population of Grantham University is 8,059 students enrolled for different courses and degrees on campus as well as online.
The student-faculty ratio is 17:1 which makes it very easy for a student to have a one-on-one session with their faculties easily.
- It has an accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
Nationwide, the average first year to second-year retention rate is for full-time and part-time students are 45% and 32% respectively.
Grantham University also has the following accreditations for its nursing programs:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
- Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
- Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
- Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. It is said that the more information that a prospective student has about a university, the better it is. The ranking of a university helps a student overcome the confusion of which university/college is right for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student can assess the university chosen by them on various grounds like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it should be noted that Grantham University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking of these two publications.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The University offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the system of Grantham.
The average annual cost to attend GU on a full-time basis for the current year is $6,360 for all students regardless of their residency and the net price comes to $8,961. This fee consists of $1092 for books and supplies and $180 for other fees.
Grantham University's Resource Fee covers the cost of the following:
Student advisor services, including after-hours and weekend support
Textbooks and/or e-books
Supplies, kits and other required materials outlined in the course syllabus
Microsoft Office student license
Teaching and Learning Centre, including access to Tutor.com services
Materials accessible through the Library Resource Centre
Services for required proctored examinations
Career Services, including the Career Launch program
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
The students at GU have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into change-makers. Since the campus life of students assumes a fundamental part in their development and improvement, students at GU are encouraged to invest their energy in learning and developing themselves. The number of female and male students at the university are 51% and 49%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
The University provides financial aid to the students in need. These aids are provided in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study options, and loans.
Students wishing to avail of these measures are required to fill in the FAFSA form and receive SAR as soon as possible to understand how much financial assistance he/she is eligible for. Grantham University Federal School Code is 041223.
The total aid awarded is $19,455,247 and the total students receiving aid percentage is 83%.