This agreement streamlines students’ progress toward educational and career goals through transfer credit process

Lenexa, Kan. — Dec. 22, 2014 — Grantham University’s commitment to making education accessible for busy adult learners was exemplified recently by the University’s signing of an articulation agreement with New Mexico Junior College (NMJC). The new relationship enables eligible NMJC students to apply their earned associate degree credit hours toward a Grantham online bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies or criminal justice.

“This agreement gives our students the chance to have a smooth transition to a four-year university without the worry of some classes not being accepted,” said Jeff McCool, NMJC dean of training and outreach. “Grantham University is a highly regarded, accredited, online university, so students can remain in Lea County, or wherever a job may take them, and continue their education toward their bachelor’s degree.”

“There are many opportunities for us to work together, especially in criminal justice and energy resources, helping students make their own choices about furthering their education to obtain a bachelor’s degree. The mission of our two schools is all about helping students become what they want to be, secure the jobs they want and redefine the ‘American Dream’ on their terms,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University’s vice president for university partnerships.

This articulation agreement is a 2+2 bachelor’s degree completion program. NMJC students who have completed any associate degree with at least a 2.0 GPA can transfer into Grantham’s Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies program. Additionally, students who have earned their Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Criminal Justice can transfer to Grantham’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Eligible members of NMJC faculty and staff have the opportunity to continue their education through Grantham at a reduced tuition rate for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. In addition to multidisciplinary studies and criminal justice, the University’s 40+ degree and certificate programs include business, engineering and computer science, nursing and allied health, and general studies. Grantham’s degree programs are flexible, allowing students to complete their coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules. To learn more about the degree opportunities available at Grantham University, please visit:

About New Mexico Junior College:
New Mexico Junior College was founded as the first junior college in the State of New Mexico on July 1, 1965. NMJC, or “The JC” as it is known unofficially throughout the state, receives tax-based financial support from the college district including the Eunice, Hobbs, Jal, Lovington and Tatum school districts. In addition, the college is a public institution of higher education receiving State of New Mexico funding support from the Higher Education Department as authorized by the State of New Mexico Legislature. New Mexico Junior College promotes success through learning by building a culture that values and promotes excellence, effectiveness, responsiveness, access and community involvement.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.