Grantham University partnered with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Grantham University partners with Jackson County Sheriff's Office

LENEXA, Kan., June 26, 2019 — Online education pioneer Grantham University recently partnered with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to help its employees advance their careers through higher education.

Under the agreement, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office employees can take advantage of: a special $250 per credit hour tuition at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; free textbooks; a complimentary review of training and experience for potential college credit; and a $0 down, 90-day tuition deferral program. In addition to criminal justice programs that align with the office’s mission, Grantham offers more than 50 degrees and certificates across business, healthcare and nursing, computer science and technology.

"We are proud to support law enforcement professionals as they work to combat crime in Missouri," said Tabitha Davis, Grantham's director of university outreach. "Our goal is to ensure all civil servants such as our sheriffs earn quality, relevant knowledge to be at their personal and professional best."

This new program is one of more than 50 similar agreements – and counting – Grantham has with various corporations, associations, colleges and community organizations around the country.

"Grantham's online convenience is ideal for the work schedules of sheriff’s office employees and all working professionals who want to pursue additional education but need a more flexible option," said Davis. "We also offer 24/7 tutoring and dedicated support to help ensure their success to graduation."

For Jackson County Sheriff’s Office employees interested in additional information about the new agreement, please go to https://www.grantham.edu. Organizations wanting to explore partnership opportunities with Grantham are welcome to visit our website or call (888) 477-6830.

About Grantham University
Founded in 1951 by WWII veteran Donald Grantham, Grantham University provides online higher education for all adult learners, including our nation’s military for whom the university was established. Designated in 2019 as a Purple Heart University, Grantham boasts a diverse body, approximately half being military-affiliated. For anyone balancing education with a demanding lifestyle, Grantham is the solution with its flexible online learning environment, monthly course starts, 50+ degree and certificate programs, and one of the lowest tuitions in the country. Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, Grantham’s education offerings evolve with marketplace demands, with a growing number of programmatic accreditations from nationally recognized accrediting bodies.

About The Author

Liz Istas has been Grantham’s communication manager for over seven years, and loves being part of the Grantham family of staff and students. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University.