Grantham University
7200 NW 86th Street
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 595-5759
Accrediting Agency:
Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

World War II veteran Donald Grantham founded Grantham University in 1951 to help fellow veterans obtain higher education and improve their lives. Originally catering only to military members and their families, Grantham now accepts students from all over the world. The institution is 100% online offering degree programs that are fully accredited and career-oriented. Focusing the curriculum on the students, the institution minimizes potential obstacles and maximizes the potential success of every student through the content of their curriculum. Despite sustaining some damaging setbacks, the institution grew over the past 60 years to reach an enrollment of more than 9,300 students nationwide. Grantham is known globally as a distance education institution focused primarily on the success of the student.

Programs Offered

As an exclusively online university, Grantham offers a huge selection of degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Mark Skousen School of Business, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Nursing and Allied Health. Students can experience the educational qualities of Grantham University in a manner that combines convenience, flexibility, and affordability. At the same time, students receive relevant, applicable preparation through their degree programs, being taught by experienced professionals and experts in their field. Thirty-eight fully online degree programs are available through Grantham University to meet the goals of distance learners around the world, including an MBA and an online RN-to-BSN program.


Grantham University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council to grant degrees.


Grantham grants conditional admission to students without a college background who seek admission at the undergraduate level, provided they have official record of high school completion or the equivalent military education program. Graduate applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 in order to apply. Standardized tests (the GRE, GMAT, MAT) are not required for admission to the MBA, M.S., or MHA programs. Specific requirements apply to the RN-to-BSN degree and the MSN including special certification, licensing, and specific bachelor’s degrees. International students must demonstrate proficiency in English as a foreign language through adequate scores on the TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS, if English is not the primary language. Additional specifics regarding the admissions requirements or process are listed here.

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