January 4, 2011 | | Leave a comment Grantham University recently announced its 60-year anniversary of providing education to working adults. The online school offers fully accredited degrees in many high-demand fields, such as business management, computer science, criminal justice, engineering technology, information systems security and nursing. Officials said that they are continuing the founder, Donald Grantham's, vision of providing working adults with degree programs in associates, bachelors and masters levels, regardless of their location. "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," said Fredrick Snow, president of the school. Furthermore, veterans remain one of the university's cornerstones. They are eligible for many scholarship programs and can take part in an interactive online learning environment while being deployed overseas. According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, nearly 30 percent of all college and university students across the US participate in at least one web-based course. Furthermore, nearly 66 percent of for-profit schools say that internet learning is critical for their long term strategy.