Grantham University is now University of Arkansas Grantham

On Nov. 1, Grantham University joined the University of Arkansas System and officially became the University of Arkansas Grantham. UA Grantham is now a stronger institution with greater ability to serve the thousands of students already enrolled in more than 60 fully-online degree and certificate programs.

Since its founding in 1951, Grantham has sought to enable access to education for adult learners. Now part of the University of Arkansas System, UA Grantham is better-positioned to grow the number of quality, affordable, professionally-relevant programs it offers to learners in Arkansas, across the country, and around the world.

The UA System has a tradition of excellence that includes the state’s 1871 flagship, land-grant research university; Arkansas’s premier institution for medical education, treatment and research; a major metropolitan university; an 1890 land-grant university; two regional universities serving southern and western Arkansas; seven community colleges; two schools of law; a presidential school; a residential math and science high school; a 100 percent-online university and divisions of agriculture, archeology and criminal justice. The UA System enrolls more than 70,000 students, employs over 28,000 and has a total budget of more than $4 billion. Visit uasys.edu for more information.

Diplomas, transcripts, and student records for graduates and former students of Grantham University will continue to be available from the new University of Arkansas Grantham. Beginning in January 2022, new graduates will receive University of Arkansas Grantham diplomas and certificates.

UA Grantham remains committed to its mission of providing high-quality online learning opportunities; the Grantham degree, already a respected credential, will now be backed by the strong reputation of Arkansas’s premiere higher education system.

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Flexible. Affordable. Designed for you.

Everything we do is done with a focus on minimizing obstacles and maximizing quality learning for our students. Grantham’s 100% online degree programs are designed for adult learners. Our eight-week classes are flexible and affordable: we offer one of the lowest tuitions in the nation1, plus generous credit transfers and even lower tuition for first responders, veterans, and military families.

 

At Grantham, we’re on a mission to make education more accessible, which is why all new and returning students who enroll in a degree program receive a new Lenovo laptop—at no additional cost.

 

For over 70 years, our graduates have been achieving more with a University of Arkansas Grantham degree. Now it’s your turn. Contact us today to get started.

A History of Educational Services

As part of the traditional college and university movement of the late 20th Century, the school that would become University of Arkansas Grantham was founded in 1951 with a main campus in Southern California. As interest in our degree programs grew beyond campus boundaries, the college developed distance-education programs to serve a geographically dispersed student body.
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A Culture of Giving Back

Grantham’s culture of service to our students and among our staff proudly extends to the community. We enjoy doing our part to make this world a better place through our Grantham Gives Back program – a combination of sponsorships, volunteerism, donation drives, and a special employee-funded, university-matched community grant program, offered twice a year to like-minded non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the community. We even invite students and alumni to join us in our Grantham Gives Back efforts. Just like our founder, Grantham employees and students have big hearts, and it shows.

We're Accredited And Respected

Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Other credentials include:2
Grantham University is accredited by DEAC, NCSARA, ABET and has received numerous awards.

Mission Statement

To provide quality, accessible, affordable, professionally relevant programs in a continuously changing global society.

Vision Statement

University of Arkansas Grantham is committed to being a globally recognized innovator in higher education, serving those who serve and serving those who strive to make a difference in their professional lives and community.

University of Arkansas Grantham Constitution

University of Arkansas Grantham has an extraordinary purpose. Our University serves those who serve and those who want to make a difference. We do so by establishing a level playing field in education.

Core Values

University of Arkansas Grantham faculty, administration and staff are committed to:

Accessibility + Affordability

We demonstrate commitment to the accessibility and affordability of higher education by facilitating learning that fits into the student schedule, seeking efficiencies that keep programs affordable.

Diverse Community

We affirm a commitment to an inclusive community by making academic programs, educational services and employment opportunities available to all qualified individuals. We encourage tolerance, mutual respect and acceptance of differences throughout the institution. We believe diversity enhances our culture, improves productivity and prepares graduates to participate effectively in the global community.

Education + Service to Those who Serve

We honor those who serve our country and our communities. We are dedicated to the provision of affordable and uniquely accessible programs and support to these deserving students.

Excellence + Innovation

We maintain a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of academic programs, learning outcomes and student support services, seeking continuously to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of academic programs and operations, and seeking creative and effective ways to meet the diverse needs of our student population.

Student-Centric Success

We place the academic and personal success of students at the center of all University functions, services, activities and academic programs. We also follow best practices to facilitate students’ development and success from the point of entry to degree completion.

Institutional Integrity

We commit all students, faculty, staff and administrators to uphold the highest standards of integrity, honesty and personal responsibility. To provide a quality academic experience, the University is committed to continually assessing and re-evaluating every aspect of our academic model. We endeavor to build an institutional culture grounded in candor, transparency and best professional practices.

University Goals

  • Strengthen academic quality by enhancing faculty knowledge related to their profession
  • Enrich the educational environment for undergraduates and graduates to facilitate lifelong learning
  • Continuously develop educational tools and resources for adult learners’ academic success
  • Provide adult learners with opportunities to succeed
  • Strengthen the University’s reputation and visibility

Core Professional Competencies

  • Communication
  • Distributed Collaboration
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities
  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Data Aptitude
Administration Academics
Lindsay  Bridgeman

Lindsay Bridgeman

Chancellor

Ms. Lindsay Bridgeman, Chancellor, is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of higher education administrative experience in both private nonprofit and for-profit institutions. With specialized experience in student finance administration, Ms. Bridgeman has held critical roles with a variety of institutions, all of which were focused on enabling a positive student experience throughout the entire educational journey. Since joining the University, she has served as Compliance Specialist, Director of Financial Aid, and Vice President of Student Financial Services & University Compliance. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Grantham University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Benedictine College and has earned the FAAC® designation.

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A Culture of Giving Back

Grantham's culture of service to our students and among our staff proudly extends to the community. We enjoy doing our part to make this world a better place through our Grantham Gives Back program - a combination of sponsorships, volunteerism, donation drives, and a special employee-funded, university-matched community grant program, offered twice a year to like-minded non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the community. We even invite students and alumni to join us in our Grantham Gives Back efforts. Just like our founder, Grantham employees and students have big hearts, and it shows.

Media Kit

About University of Arkansas Grantham: In 1951, World War II veteran Donald Grantham founded Grantham University. As a pioneer in online education, the university serves adult learners across the globe—including our nation’s military, for which the university was initially established. Recently integrated into the University of Arkansas System—a highly respected higher education system with more than 21 campuses, divisions and units—it is now named University of Arkansas Grantham. Driven by a mutual mission to provide high-quality, accessible and affordable higher education, this union creates more opportunities for students seeking a rewarding collegiate experience. With a flexible online learning environment, monthly class starts, more than 60 degree and certificate programs, more resources and support, as well as one of the lowest tuitions in the country1, University of Arkansas Grantham is the optimal choice to help students meet their education goals.
Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, University of Arkansas Grantham continues to receive programmatic accreditations as it evolves its educational offerings to meet marketplace demands.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).