Lenexa, Kan., Feb. 19, 2021 — UA Grantham, an online university, announced today that it has been designated a Military Friendly® School for the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Cycle. This is the 12th consecutive time Grantham University has been named a Military Friendly® School.
Military Friendly® Schools ratings are determined by evaluating both public data about the institution and proprietary data gathered via a survey of the institutions’ students. Final ratings are determined by combining an institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet minimum thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment and loan default rates for all students and for student veterans.
Specifically, to earn the military friendly school designation, an institution must have at least a 50 percent graduation rate, a one- and two-year retention rate of at least 50 percent, a loan default rate 20 percent or lower and a job placement rate of at least 50 percent. More than 1,000 institutions were evaluated to determine the Top 10 Military Friendly® Schools.
“Being named a Military Friendly® School is a tremendous honor and an affirmation that our professors and curriculum meet the needs of military veterans, active-duty and their families,” said Lindsay Bridgeman, interim president of UA Grantham. “We remain committed to providing unmatched quality for all students and preparing them to enter the workforce upon graduation.”
About UA Grantham: Founded in 1951 by WWII veteran Donald Grantham, UA Grantham provides online higher education for all adult learners, including our nation’s military for whom the university was established. Designated in 2019 as a Purple Heart University, UA Grantham boasts a diverse student body, approximately half being military-affiliated. For anyone balancing education with a demanding lifestyle, UA Grantham is the solution with its flexible online learning environment, monthly course starts, 50+ online degree and certificate programs, and one of the lowest tuitions in the country1.
Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, UA Grantham continues to receive programmatic accreditations as it evolves its education offerings to meet marketplace demands.
About Military Friendly® Schools: The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com
Brandon Swenson, communications manager, is on University of Arkansas Grantham’s editorial board. A veteran and college graduate himself, he understands the benefits and intricacies of government education programs, such as veteran education benefits. Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two-decade tour in the United States Marine Corps.