Many high school graduates typically attend a postsecondary institution to earn a degree, but the number of working professionals enrolling in colleges is increasing. Online colleges are providing adults with the opportunity to obtain a higher education and advance in their industries.
Recently, Grantham University celebrated 60 years of providing degree opportunities to working adults. The institution was originally established in 1951 by a veteran for other military officials who were seeking a postsecondary education after dismissal. Now, the school offers online degrees to all adults who are looking to finish their schooling and move up the career ladder.
“What this university has accomplished over the last sixty years is truly amazing and humbling,” said Fredrick Snow, the president of Grantham University. “With just a few hundred students in the beginning, it has grown to over 13,000 students, and weathered many challenges, including the devastation of Hurricane Katrina five and one half years ago.”
Grantham University offers students the opportunity to earn a degree in business management, computer science, criminal justice and information systems.
More than 90 percent of the high-wage jobs that will be created within the next decade are expected to require some postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.