The Grantham University was established in 1951 and has now been divided into four separate schools. The institute aims to be a university for those that need to take courses either on site or via the web from the a different location. Students may pay for courses that specialize in their desired subject and can then carry out their lessons at a different area, that is sometimes now where near the campus. This is especially good for those that may be on military service and need a way of doing a degree whilst serving in the army.
The university is based in Kansas City in Missouri and is home to over 13,000 students. It was founded by Donald Grantham, a War veteran who wished to offer courses to world war 2 veterans on their return from the army. Those who study at the college often go on to work in fields such as science, law, writing as well as healthcare and many others.