2002: Grantham College of Engineering launched its Business School and simultaneously became Grantham University. From 2002 to 2005, Grantham expanded its online degree selection by adding criminal justice and master’s degree programs.
2005: After Hurricane Katrina destroyed all but one building on the Grantham University campus in Slidell, Louisiana, Grantham relocated to Kansas City, Missouri. In that same year, the Missouri Department of Higher Education certified Grantham to operate in the State of Missouri.
2007: Grantham University was selected by the College of the Air Force to participate in its Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program. A new Grantham partnership allowed FBI National Academy graduates to continue their education and obtain advanced degrees. Grantham is one of seven accredited universities selected nationwide as a partner in this effort.
2010: Grantham University began offering an RN to BSN Nursing Degree Completion program and a Master of Science in Nursing. The university launched 10 new programs in nursing and allied health, as well as information systems, information systems security and performance improvement.
2014: To accommodate a growing employee base for an ever-expanding and worldwide student population, Grantham University relocated its main campus to a facility across the state line in Lenexa, Kansas. Pictured here is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Kansas location. This same year, the university was recognized for hiring military veterans by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
2016: Grantham University received programmatic accreditation from ABET for its Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology program; the College of Business, Management and Economics received first-time programmatic accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
2017: Grantham University launched a new Grantham Gives Back Community Grant funded by employee contributions. The grant is open to non-profit community organizations whose missions align with the university’s. This same year, Grantham was selected to participate in the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education, enabling sailors to further their education while on sea duty. The Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. Resilience Scholarship was founded to help bridge the gap in annual Tuition Assistance benefits for military service members.
2019: The Heroes Program was founded for military, first responders, civil servants and eligible family members. The program recognizes their service with reduced tuition, complimentary textbooks and software, and no technology fees. Grantham was designated a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart for its commitment to the military veteran community. Grantham University landed on Military Times’ ‘Best for Vets: College 2020’ list and seven degree programs were ranked in the top 50.