Lenexa, Kan., June 7, 2019 — Grantham University, an online university, announced today that its Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security was included in the 35 Best Online Homeland Security degrees list by OnlineSchoolsReport.com. Programs were ranked on acceptance rate, earnings potential, online presence, program quality, retention, student satisfaction and reputation.

Employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to grow 11 percent between 2016 and 2026, faster than the average for all occupations and great news for those considering a career in the field.1 “If you’re looking for a career in security management, loss prevention or asset protection, you’ll find the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in Grantham’s program,” said Tina Freestone, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences (Criminal Justice). “It can also help prepare you for work as a police officer, corrections officer, probation officer or private investigator.”

Grantham received exceptional scoring for the quality and reputation of its program, as well as its student retention and satisfaction. In addition, special mention was made for its live chat for online help, average completion in 38 months, and reduced tuition for the military.
Freestone, who spent several years as a law enforcement officer with a special assignment as a narcotic detective, notes that homeland security jobs are less impacted by downturns in the economy. “National security is among the highest priorities of our government. It will always be an important role of the government to protect its citizens from threats,” she said.

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 student 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.

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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.