KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Jan 4, 2013) - For the third year in a row, Grantham University, an online university dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults, has been named a top university for veterans by Military Times EDGE.
In the midst of a competitive field of 650 higher learning institutions, Grantham University ranked among the top twenty online educational institutions for veterans. Learning institutions were evaluated on their performance against twelve criteria, which included presence of a veteran's office and veteran-specific staff and academic support.
"It is an honor to be recognized by Military Times EDGE for our work with veterans and to be associated with such a fine group of colleges and universities as a 'Best for Vets' program," said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, Grantham's vice president for strategic initiatives. "We have worked hard to meet the educational needs of our nation's veterans, service members and their families for more than six decades. Our commitment to the future success of our nation's finest is one of our greatest strengths."
Grantham University received 3.5 out of 4 stars for its high quality veterans staff. Students receive one-on-one support in the form of a student advisor who is there to answer questions and provide motivation and encouragement. Its Veterans Services department provides guidance related to VA education benefits. Faculty is trained in military culture, adult learning strategies and online best practices.
As part of its ongoing commitment to military and veteran students, Grantham University is heavily involved in the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Blue Ribbon Taskforce for Military and Veterans Education with Dr. Cropsey serving as co-chair. The group is comprised of key veteran service organizations, institutional leaders and representatives from military and veteran organizations. Its goal is to develop a series of best practices for veterans education to be used by all colleges and universities.
"The mission of the taskforce is to ensure that our veterans, service members, and their families are provided with the quality education they deserve at every institution of higher education," said Dr. Cropsey. "We believe that by working together, this task force can develop actionable ideas on how we might better serve those who have served us."
For more information about Grantham University and its online degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu or call 1-800-955-2527.
About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. Grantham's courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.