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IPEDS ID: 442569
OPE ID: 04122300
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Grantham University
All programs offered completely via Distance education
7200 NW 86th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
General information:  (800) 955-2527
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  9,463 (7,898 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty7313
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$6,390$6,390$6,500$6,5300.5%
Books and supplies$545$545$664$6640.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,264$6,264$6,264$7,04712.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$15,175$15,175$15,404$16,4646.9%
Off Campus with Family$8,911$8,911$9,140$9,4173.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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  • The Career Center staff provides a variety of services, information, and presentations to Grantham University students and graduates. All undergraduate and graduate students at Grantham have access to a virtual library. Grantham’s range of databases from EBSCO includes Academic Search Premier, Regional Business News, Business Source Premier and CINAHL with Full Text with thousands of magazines, journals, images and reference books available.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1855100%————
Grant or scholarship aid855100%$2,968,189$3,472
Federal grants56866%$2,433,652$4,285
Pell grants56866%$2,433,652$4,285
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships855100%$534,537$625
Student loan aid58468%$4,650,500$7,963
Federal student loans58468%$4,650,500$7,963
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • Most Grantham University students are part time, and have had prior college experience, thus full-time, first-time students represent a small portion of our school. Grantham University started offering Federal Pell Grants and Student Loans as of July 1, 2011. The scholarship amounts listed here are scholarships provided by Grantham University.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,803100%$22,736,378$2,914
Pell grants1,54120%$6,134,078$3,981
Federal student loans1,51119%$11,602,571$7,679
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,465$13,147$11,773
  • Grantham University is a 100% on-line campus, so our students can typically attend school from their current residence.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,988$10,427
$30,001 – $48,000$10,641$11,648
$48,001 – $75,000$11,664$12,678
$75,001 – $110,000$13,571$14,219
$110,001 and more$14,411$14,645
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment9,463
Undergraduate enrollment7,898
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment803
Graduate enrollment1,565
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 54%
Part-time: 46%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 68%
Female: 32%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 30%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 14%
25 and over: 83%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 4%
Out-of-state: 87%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 9%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 35%
Part-time students: 14%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General151d210d217d
Human Resources Development--57d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-7d-
Information Resources Management-3d44d
Knowledge Management--9d
Management Information Systems, General--50d
Category total151d224d377d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science44d68d-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-23d-
Information Science/Studies-1d-
Information Technology--47d
Category total44d92d47d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-10d-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician45d61d-
Engineering/Industrial Management17d32d-
Category total62d103d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--32d
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder27d--
Nursing Administration--16d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-20d-
Category total27d20d48d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration107d123d-
Category total107d123d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies38d19d-
Category total38d19d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other256d292d-
Category total256d292d-
Grand total685873472
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission 7/2/1961 -  Accredited
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.
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