Grantham University Reviews

  • 87 Reviews
  • Kansas City (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,540
54% of 87 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 87 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jim P.
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2020
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"My experience with this institution was very positive. The educational materials provided were more than adequate. Acceptance of previously earned college credit and military training was more than fair. Instructors and staff always responded to my questions in a timely manner."
Muriel Gatlin
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2020
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I was looking for an accredited university that had a Master’s Degree program that would: accommodate my busy and hectic schedule, be challenging as well as rewarding and I would be able to use my GI Bill. Having worked in my career field for over 30 years, I wanted a degree in something other than Nursing. I found a degree plan for Human Performance Improvement. I never heard of it before so my interest was definitely peaked. I applied for the program and was accepted. The Grantham staff was very accommodating. Books arrived on time. Syllabus spelled out what I needed to know for each course. My advisors and instructors responded in a timely fashion to my questions and concerns. I was extremely impressed with my whole experience at Grantham University."
Darrell Tiller
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"As an active duty soldier I needed a college that was flexible. Grantham University created a positive learning environment that supported my unusual schedule. The counselors were amazing, knowledgeable about soldier education benefits and were absolutely committed to assisting me through my degree program. This is the best online learning forum for adult learning. I would recommend Grantham University to anyone looking for a online university."
Rob K.
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Overall, I would recommend this school to others. The things I like about Grantham University: 1) Military Friendly, My tuition assistance covered all the tuition and there were minimal fees in the beginning, circa 2018, fees were eliminated later with the exception of a graduation fee 2) My student advisor was awesome, he would answer any question or get me any info I wanted to decide what class was next or how many classes I was going to take. I never took more than two at a time, but I did that three terms in a row once to make up for my slightly long summer break. 3) They use blackboard for distance learning, it works great, they really work very hard to keep it operational 100%, I think it only suffered one time from an outage in two years. 4) Most, if not all, of the teaching staff are super flexible."
Tory Hill
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am a military vet and really enjoyed my time earning my Bachelors degree from Grantham University. The attention given to you as an online student by the faculty and instructors is invaluable. The interaction with my online instructors made my virtual classroom experience just as good as an in person experience. I found the instructors to be knowledgeable and facilitating. The coursework itself was challenging and relevant to today's workforce. I highly recommend Grantham University as an option to further your education."
Craig
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2020
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I decided to go to Grantham because the EET program is ABET accredited and the price of tuition was affordable. In the end it turned out to be a great choice for me because of the 8 week courses and the non-stop delivery or courses (no summer, spring or winter break). This allowed me to quickly complete my degree and in a pretty short period of time. The courses were challenging but usually enjoyable. Some instructors were better than others, this is typical for any school. Especially one that uses a lot of adjunct instructors. I was already working in the field and the completion of my degree allowed me to get promoted shortly after the degree was awarded. This university was a fantastic choice for me as a working adult with lots of previous college hours and work experience. I would recommend this university for anyone in similar circumstances."
Patty D
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2020
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am very pleased with my experience with Grantham. The student advisor was always prompt in responding to me and was always touching base to see if I needed anything. This was very helpful considering it had been over 30 years since graduating undergraduate school. The courses were challenging but also achievable with a super busy work and personal life. I highly recommend to anyone who is thinking about finally finishing that last hurdle to a Master's."
UnhappyWithGrantham
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2020
  • Degree: MBA in Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Grantham has recently turned to Cengage Learning for ALL course content - assignments, quizzes, reading, etc is ALL hosted by Cengage. The professors have little to nothing to do with the learning environment anymore. I have taken courses previously with Grantham and they were okay until this occurred. If I wanted to learn something from Cengage, I would have gone directly to them and NOT to Grantham. This school has turned into nothing more than something that wants to grab as much cash as it can from their students and really not provide much in return. An example of the cash grab was Grantham used to allow students to buy their books from other sources and not just Grantham's bookstore. Books often were $100 or more cheaper buying them elsewhere - Let's say that the book was selling at Grantham for $150 and you could find them for $50 elsewhere. Most students would buy them elsewhere. Well, Grantham has decided to include the books into our tuition now BUT increased tuition by $210 to accommodate for it - netting the school an additional $60 on top of the $150 they wanted for the book before. *sigh* I recommend avoiding Grantham at this point. They used to be a good school but they are nowhere near what they once were. Higher education in the US is no longer about education but is an industry and Grantham is just the latest school to take the profit model and it isn't for the better."
SW
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2020
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Online college is what you make of it. You will never get the personal touch that you would at a brick and mortar campus. It is on you to do the reading and teach yourself. Time management is also on you. If you expect anything else, online school is not for you, no matter if it is Grantham or any other institution. I graduated in two years with an MBA taking one course at a time, using either TA or paying out of pocket. The fact that Grantham prices courses at $250/hr for military is nice. There's also a scholarship for active military that you can get once per calendar year that takes care of another course. The professors were hit or miss. Like every online school, these are "collateral duty" professors that are doing it as a side gig. Some were very involved with discussions, feedback, etc and others weren't. As noted above though, friends at other schools had similar experiences. Like some others have mentioned, I went through a number of student advisors; I think I was on number 5 by the time I graduated. Nothing was ever lost in a transition though, and I only really used them to answer a logistical question here or there or process my TA forms. In all, I learned some good information and got an MBA for a very affordable cost. Lastly, Grantham is nationally, not regionally accredited, meaning if you aren't sure you want to take it to the end, I would not go here because credits won't transfer. However, this information is readily available and advertised; if you are surprised by this when you go to transfer, it is your fault for not researching your school."
focus123
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2020
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Online college is what you make of it. If you have trouble self-motivating or managing time, online school is not for you. Either way, you won't get the same experience you would at a live campus. Many of the downsides noted in other reviews are not unique to Grantham - my colleagues going to other military-heavy online schools have similar qualms with their programs. The professors are hit or miss. If you read their biographies, they are all doing this as a side gig, and unfortunately, they work with the material they're given. I had everything from professors who were very interactive in discussions and weekly announcements, and gave personalized feedback, to those who you never heard from except for generic feedback to coursework. Some had differing interpretations of APA requirements and their own preferences for coursework, which meant I had to "adapt" my submissions to each professor (annoying, but not like it caused me to fail). There were several tests that required the use of ProctorU, which is the world's sketchiest proctor service and brings a host of cyber-security risks with it. I have never felt more vulnerable than when I had to work with them and their add-ons and give a stranger remote access to my system. I removed all their software immediately and ran power-eraser scans on my antivirus after each use. I just wish there was a better way. The turnover of student advisers that others note was true for me as well. I was on my fifth adviser by the time I graduated, but I never had issues with stuff being lost in transitions and I didn't require any assistance from them beyond processing TA requests and answering a random question here or there. They always responded quickly to help. The fact that Grantham prices courses at the TA rate is not a bad thing; they are simply battling for business, and this is a tactic. There's also a scholarship that is open to the military to fund a fourth course each year. I finished my MBA in 2 years and only paid out of pocket for three courses, learned a fair amount to help me in my current (and future) job and got a degree to be more competitive. In all, it was a good experience. I never dealt with the financial aid office, so I cannot speak to some of the frustrations others have noted."