Grantham University Named Top University for Veterans

Second consecutive year Grantham has appeared on Best for Vets list from Military Times EDGE

Kansas City, Mo. – November 10, 2011Grantham University, a 60-year-old institution delivering accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world, has been named a top university for veterans by Military Times EDGE.  

The rankings are a result of a poll of more than 500 student veterans. The categories the polling covered included tuition, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, relaxed residency requirements, veterans education services, acceptance of credits from recommendations by the American Council on Education, veteran support programs and accreditation.

In addition to participating in the Yellow Ribbon program, Grantham University, which celebrated its 60th anniversary earlier this year, offers a Veterans Scholarship program that provides a reduced tuition rate and includes a Textbook and Software Grant that covers the costs of all required books and software.

“We are honored to be recognized by Military Times EDGE for our work with veterans,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, Grantham’s vice president for Strategic Initiatives. “A part of Grantham University’s mission is to make education accessible to all, but particularly those who have served our nation.”

In ranking schools, the magazine especially emphasized a university’s academic accreditation, central veterans’ offices and staff knowledgeable on veterans’ issues.

“At our core, we are a university dedicated to veterans and this accolade comes at a fitting time, a time when Grantham University, along with the rest of the nation will honor our veterans this Veterans Day,” Cropsey said. “Founded by a veteran to help prepare returning WWII service members for new jobs and a better future, we are proud of our long commitment to serving those who serve. Lists such as these help Grantham get its name in front of members of the military and show them that we are a college option that can meet their needs.”

Because Grantham University’s online degree programs combine an e-classroom that is available anywhere you have internet access with flexible log-in times, it is one of the few schools able to serve America’s finest not only when they are at home, but also while they are deployed on active duty throughout the world.  The University offers numerous military scholarship programs, an interactive online learning environment and a solid student support structure to ensure that all service members have the opportunity to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree.

For more information about Grantham University and its degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.

About Military Times EDGE
Military Times EDGE is the only publication dedicated to showing soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen the practical and positive actions that can make their lives and careers better — both in the military and beyond. The print edition of Military Times EDGE is published 10 times a year. Online, MilitaryTimesEDGE.com is updated throughout the month with breaking news about careers and education opportunities. In addition, there are interactive tools such as salary calculators, degree program finders, job listings and more.