Grantham University Reviews

  • 87 Reviews
  • Kansas City (KS)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,540
53% of 87 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 87 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Dan
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Great school for those already working in the field they are going to school for! If you are electronics tech, hr professional, admin professional, or IT professional, this is a good school for you. You can use your real word experience and apply it toward your degree."
Mike
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I graduated from Grantham in January of 2013. In October of 2016 I enrolled at American Intercontinental University for my MBA which is a regionally accredited university and will graduate August of this year. And, I am enrolled to start Capella university in October of this year for my DBA. I hear the knock on online university's and how they are a for profit entity and all they want is your money. Well what do you think the major university's are. Before I attended Grantham the year before I attended a major university. While there I worked from 11pm to 6am and I am living proof that all of these schools are the same. To them you are just a number or ssn. While there I was pursuing my degree in software engineering. If you had an issue in class the instructor would tell you to go see the tutors in the either Math or English lab. Problem with that was most of them did not speak good English and if you wanted help from the instructor they would tell you I have 90 to 120 students per class and don't have time to deal with your one problem. Then if you had an assignment that was due but, you had to work or something came up and you needed a little extra time to turn it in SO SAD TOO BAD!!!!!!!! You were told you should have planned better because you knew the due date of the assignment ahead of time. These online schools are there for your convenience. If you don't do your research to know what school best fits you then you will have a bad experience. If you are not self-motivating then you will have bad grades. After being in both systems I say it's up to the individual as to what is important to them. And for all of the for profit stuff. Before I could get my degree conferred with Grantham I had to pay my previous school $4200 dollars for the last semester because 1) I had a student loan and 2) I transferred before the end of the semester. So who is after money. YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if you are keeping up with the industry standards go and get a certificate along with your degree. That is where the money is at now"
Ethan
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Amazing program that is 100% accredited by ABET. Grantham is 1 of a few ABET online accredited programs and is easily one of the best bang for your buck schools. For those who don't know, ABET is a huge deal for Engineering programs that almost every engineering job requires. Do not spend time at any school that doesn't have this. They do an awesome job creating an online environment where you really feel like you know your classmates. Interaction with classmates is a strict requirement and you will not pass without initiating in conversations as a group. I'm very impressed and I would recommend to anyone."
Tim H
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2017
  • Degree: Engineering Management
"Although I wish the accredadation was ranked higher, as a full time employee with a family to feed, Grantham was a great fit for my professional schedule. The class material and professor input were both challenging and rewarding. Should I decide to work on my graduate degree at another university most to all my credits will transfer. Keep that in mind when choosing the best distance degree program for your schedule, transferable credits."
Crystal
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2017
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"This school is a joke! I have NEVER IN MY LIFE heard of a school not allowing you to review your UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS because you owe them $300!! I could totally understand them not giving you an official copy of your transcripts, but to not be able to anything online because of a collections hold is ridiculous! They don't even care about working out a payment plan with you either! It is all or nothing! What school doesn't want a student to return and get money from them? Wait...Apparently this one! I am more than happy to setup a payment plan for the balance, even though financial aid was used and then changed and then owed a balance...So confusing and they don't even care to explain any of it to you either! They get you in the door with all the great words and helpfulness, but as soon as you are in and can't get out, they treat you like garbage!! They don't care about you being successful or anything else, just want your money!! DO NOT ATTEND HERE UNLESS YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM SCREWING YOU OVER!!"
Kas
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I had to withdraw from the program on 7/19/16 and my course started 7/6/16. The reason was due to my employer losing our contract and all of us set to lose our jobs so tuition reimbursement was not allowed. I notified the school as soon as I found out. Now almost a year later, I received a call from collections as they are charging me 400 for classes that I never took. I never received anything from them saying I had a bill. All this school cares about is money. I wouldn't waste my time if I were you."
J.C.H
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"For the record, I did not graduate from Grantham; I withdrew from that place in 2016. I started in 2012 and the admission seemed nice and helpful. Once I started classes, things changed. The first term is three classes that are all due on the same days. It says it is self-paced, but some of their reading assignments are ridiculous (4-5 CHAPTERS in a week), the discussions have nothing to do with the reading material and sometimes, neither do the assignments. I used my Post 9/11 GI Bill to go here and it's been nothing but a headache since I also have a full time job and was covered shifts at work (, only giving me one day off a week because I put my foot down and told my supervisor I wasn't working 7 days straight.) I worked overnights then, so it was difficult to get a hold of my instructors in a timely manner, if they responded at all. I was emailing them WEEKLY to let them know that my assignments would be late and I explained that it was due to my work schedule and I was still docked points for it being late. Which leads me to my next point, the tempo. I felt that the tempo was TOO FAST, so fast that It was far too easy to get behind. The lack of communication didn't help this matter at all. I didn't really feel I learned anything or even had time to learn anything, I got behind and owed them payments, but I have a zero balance and trying to request my transcript and currently fighting with them over a hold. I wouldn't wish this school on my worst enemy."
Kimikazi
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am a current BACJ student at Grantham and am very happy with my studies so far. I was surprised when I read some of the negative comments, I have not experienced any of those issues. Everyone I've encountered has been extremely helpful from my Student Advisor to my Professors and Instructors. They offer a pay as you go program which has been instrumental in my returning to college studies. I wish they had a Masters Program in Criminal Justice."
Student
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I have completed my bachelor's and I'm about to complete my graduate degree -MS Information Technology from Grantham. This is a great school with highly qualified instructors who are ready to teach you. I believe the school is good for everybody who is willing to take the challenge to learn. If you are mature student who works full time/part time and have a family this is the best school for you. You will receive current information and as for the flexibility, it's fantastic. My company is now paying for my tuition and my salary has increases.If you going to study MSIT, I would advise that you get some certification in addition and you will be good to go."
Alumni
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2016
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I attended Grantham from March 2012 until I graduated in November 2014. I believe this degree is made for people that are already in the field and are looking to advance their career. The BSEET program is ABET accredited now and is back dated to October 1, 2014. This is a step in the right direction, there are few online schools out there that offer ABET accredited engineering degrees. I am glad to here this seeing this will open more doors for grad school (would be more if they were regionally accredited) and employment. I wish Grantham would offer a Masters in Engineering eventually seeing this is something I want to pursue."
Worthless school
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2016
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"First, I did not graduate from this college. I studied there for about two years and finally had enough. The staff and instructors are garbage, and there is very little help with school work. The problems are far and wide throughout every part of the school. I can't imagine a worse school. I had to take online courses because I was stationed away."
Doublemint3162
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2016
  • Degree: Business
"This "school" is a joke. Please don't waste your money at this place. They honestly don't care about the students, and only care about their profits. It's widely considered a joke in the real world, and my company refuses to even include it in their tuition reimbursement program for that very reason. If your only goal is to earn a worthless degree that will not further your career, without actually learning anything, then by all means waste your time at Grantham."
Experienced
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2016
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"My education at Grantham was paid for by my employer. Being currently employed in the industry, they were eager for me to have a degree that could be listed when bidding proposals. The calculus courses were challenging causing many sleepless nights. The technical courses were applicable to my position as a site engineer. In 2002 I moved into engineering management, my Grantham credits were accepted at the University where I got my bachelors and masters in science. The key seemed to be my experience and the University's desire to enroll students. I would say that schools of this type are most effective for career advancement for people currently working in the business, particularly if the employer is willing to reimburse tuition. Today I'm a systems engineer pulling $130k with my pick of jobs. My Grantham degree started me on this path."
Yvette
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2016
  • Degree: Business
"This place is a joke. Their financial aid department is the worst I've ever seen!! Complete waste of time!! At first they seem nice and like they really want to help you, but that's just to get you in the door. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Go some where else."
Vanessa L
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"My advice to anyone who is considering Grantham to go seek elsewhere. Grantham started out great. As far as the education goes, there are resources to help you if you are struggling and communication is always the key. The advisors suck a** and have the knowledge of a 8th grader. They are absolutely no help at all. I swear in the end, it's IIke it's their mission to fail you. I was down to my last class at Grantham and I'm proactive so I was already doing job apps and trying to find a master's program at a different school....My degree was frowned upon because employers said that Grantham wasn't accredited. My credits were no good BECAUSE GRANTHAM ISN'T ACCREDITED. I was so hurt. I wasted time and thousands of dollars for nothing."
Stay away from this place!
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"This "school" is NOT regionally accredited, nor are they making any effort to be. Also, the classes and employees/faculty a joke. That said, here's what I found most interesting - many of the employment positions at Grantham University require you to have a degree from an accredited college. Therefore, this school is hypocritical any obviously they do not believe in their own product. Sad and a rip off."
David
Responded: 7/21/2016

Being a graduate from Grantham University in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree, I can say that many of these negative statements about the school are incorrect.

No... the school is not regionally accredited. But that doesn't mean the school is "worthless" or "a joke" as some have said. Grantham U is accredited by the DETC, and is in the process of becoming regional accredited.

As far as the validity and worth of a Grantham degree....If you start at Grantham and graduate, your degree is just as valid as if it were to come from any other college or university. Employers typically don't care where your degree comes from, especially if you served in the military. Most corporations understand that military personnel must attend a non-traditional school to complete their degree.

To answer another allegation concerning transferring to another university, a degree from Grantham University will allow you to attend graduate school from a regionally accredited college. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program at the University of Maryland University College based on my Grantham U degree. So, fear not Grantham students, UMUC is a regionally accredited college!

Waste of money
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"They are nationally accredited, not regionally accredited. Try transfer credit to a state school that is regionally accredited and you'll be denied any credit. Just good for resume padding for job but if trying for higher learning degree at another institution prepared to be denied."
Chris
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2016
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Grantham is what you make of it. I feel my did help me land my current position as a controls engineer. The only suggestion I would have for the school is, they should seek ABET accreditation for the engineering degrees. This would help them attract more students."
David Sexton
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2016
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"At times, the course material was very challenging, especially the "Systems and Signal Theory" class. But if you give it 100%, you can complete your degree as I did. My goal was to obtain a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering with a 4.0 GPA, which I was successful in doing. For me, GU's online program gave me the best opportunity for completing my engineering degree, as I work full time with limited time to drive to a college. I must say something about my student advisor, Katie Langford. She was awesome in helping me obtain my degree. Without her help, I would have been forced to take one more class to complete my degree, which would have given me ~132 credits. Thanks Katie!! Even with this one class issue, I would strongly recommend GU to anyone. For the most part, the class professors were accommodating to student's needs. Interacting with them through discussion posts and emails provided a connection that was a conduit for learning. My very first professor, professor R., told me I was her first student to obtain a 100% in her class, and she wanted me to keep in touch (this was in 2011). Every year since then I have sent her an update on how my classes were going. Even though she no longer teaches at GU, she was still encouraging me to complete my degree. It was awesome telling her I graduated with a 4.0 GPA, which she knew was my goal. Professor's like Professor R. is what makes GU so special."
CPT Baker
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2016
  • Degree: Project Management
"Great School, I graduated in 2014 with distinction (3.8 GPA)! My first job after returning from Afghanistan was working for NYU Langone Medical Center making $51,000 as a supervisor. The next job was working for Koch Industries (Georgia-Pacific)--yes the Koch brothers lol--as a production supervisor making $65,000 a year. Now I'm making a little over $100,000 a year working for another billion dollar Fortune 500 company, though I did build a business on the side as well. The fact is, college is what you make of it, what you put in is what you get out. So, through "good planning and hard work" you can definitely increase your earning potential and become the top 10% of Americans (Proverbs 21:5)."