Grantham University Reviews

2.95 out of 5 stars
(87 Reviews)
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

1.0 out of 5 stars
Worthless school - 9/23/2016
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2002
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Doublemint3162 - 8/23/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Experienced - 7/30/2016
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 1988
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Yvette - 7/26/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Vanessa L - 7/14/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stay away from this place! - 7/8/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"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 - 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!

1.6 out of 5 stars
Waste of money - 7/8/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Chris - 5/12/2016
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
David Sexton - 4/24/2016
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
CPT Baker - 3/23/2016
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"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)."