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Flexible. Affordable. Designed for you.

Everything we do, every single day, is centered on our students – minimizing potential obstacles and maximizing quality learning. Grantham’s 100% online degree programs are designed for adult learners. Our eight-week classes are flexible and affordable: we offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, plus generous credit transfers and reduced rates for first responders, military, veterans and families.
For more than 65 years, our graduates have maximized their futures with a Grantham University degree. And now it’s your turn. Contact us today to get started.

A History of Educational Services

As part of the traditional college and university movement of the late 20th Century, the school that would become Grantham University was founded in 1951 with a main campus in Southern California. As interest in our degree programs grew beyond campus boundaries, the college developed distance-education programs to serve a geographically dispersed student body.
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A Culture of Giving Back

Grantham’s culture of service to our students and among our staff proudly extends to the community. We enjoy doing our part to make this world a better place through our Grantham Gives Back program – a combination of sponsorships, volunteerism, donation drives, and a special employee-funded, university-matched community grant program, offered twice a year to like-minded non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the community. We even invite students and alumni to join us in our Grantham Gives Back efforts. Just like our founder, Grantham employees and students have big hearts, and it shows.

We're Accredited And Respected

Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), the only accreditor specifically focused on distance learning. Other credentials include:
Grantham University is accredited by DEAC, NCSARA, ABET and has received numerous awards.

Mission Statement

To provide quality, accessible, affordable, professionally relevant programs in a continuously changing global society.

Vision Statement

Grantham University is committed to being a globally recognized innovator in higher education, serving those who serve and serving those who strive to make a difference in their professional lives and community.

Grantham University Constitution

Grantham University has an extraordinary purpose. Our University serves those who serve and those who want to make a difference. We do so by establishing a level playing field in education.

Core Values

Grantham University faculty, administration and staff are committed to:

Accessibility + Affordability

We demonstrate commitment to the accessibility and affordability of higher education by facilitating learning that fits into the student schedule, seeking efficiencies that keep programs affordable.

Diverse Community

We affirm a commitment to an inclusive community by making academic programs, educational services and employment opportunities available to all qualified individuals. We encourage tolerance, mutual respect and acceptance of differences throughout the institution. We believe diversity enhances our culture, improves productivity and prepares graduates to participate effectively in the global community.

Education + Service to Those who Serve

We honor those who serve our country and our communities. We are dedicated to the provision of affordable and uniquely accessible programs and support to these deserving students.

Excellence + Innovation

We maintain a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of academic programs, learning outcomes and student support services, seeking continuously to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of academic programs and operations, and seeking creative and effective ways to meet the diverse needs of our student population.

Student-Centric Success

We place the academic and personal success of students at the center of all University functions, services, activities and academic programs. We also follow best practices to facilitate students’ development and success from the point of entry to degree completion.

Institutional Integrity

We commit all students, faculty, staff and administrators to uphold the highest standards of integrity, honesty and personal responsibility. To provide a quality academic experience, the University is committed to continually assessing and re-evaluating every aspect of our academic model. We endeavor to build an institutional culture grounded in candor, transparency and best professional practices.

University Goals

  • Strengthen academic quality by enhancing faculty knowledge related to their profession
  • Enrich the educational environment for undergraduates and graduates to facilitate lifelong learning
  • Continuously develop educational tools and resources for adult learners’ academic and career success
  • Provide adult learners with opportunities to succeed
  • Strengthen the University’s reputation and visibility

Core Professional Competencies

  • Communication
  • Distributed Collaboration
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities
  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Career Management
  • Data Aptitude
Administration Board of governors Academics Faculty

Anthony R. Petroy, D.M.

Interim University President / Chief Academic Officer / Provost

Dr. Anthony Petroy’s vast higher education experience includes more than a decade of online education leadership. An Air Force veteran and champion for the expansion of access to distance and online education, Dr. Petroy previously served as the vice provost of global learning at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has also held leadership roles for universities such as Robert Morris University, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Argosy University. He holds a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Management from Troy State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.

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A Culture of Giving Back

Grantham's culture of service to our students and among our staff proudly extends to the community. We enjoy doing our part to make this world a better place through our Grantham Gives Back program - a combination of sponsorships, volunteerism, donation drives, and a special employee-funded, university-matched community grant program, offered twice a year to like-minded non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the community. We even invite students and alumni to join us in our Grantham Gives Back efforts. Just like our founder, Grantham employees and students have big hearts, and it shows.