Griggs University


Griggs University is an online school that offers courses from preschool to college in a variety of fields. The school is affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventists and upholds their philosophies of education. The university and associated International Academy offer many associate and bachelor’s degrees in fields including religion, theological studies, and religious education. Griggs is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.

Griggs has partnered with a number of schools in and around their headquarters in Silver Springs, Maryland. Columbia Union College offers degrees in psychology, religion, and general studies. Andrews University offers degrees in general studies with a concentration in personal studies, as well as religion. Oakwood College offers a bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies.

The university offers a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry through the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The degree consists of eight core classes and four electives centered around a number of Christian courses.


Griggs accepts all types of students. The school recognizes transfer students status and uses this to its advantage as students try to make up classes or accelerate their education.

Students are admitted to the school on a course by course basis. Students at Griggs are not required to submit prior academic transcripts; however, they are responsible for prerequisite work.

Students may apply to the university online.

Financial Aid

Griggs finances its institution through school tuition, contributions, and church subsidies and does not participate in federal education assistance programs.


Griggs is a Seventh-Day Adventist school of higher learning and holds the faith’s philosophies close to its heart. The school was founded in 1909 by the educator Frederick Griggs. Since the school’s founding, more than 230,000 have studied there. In 1991, the school began awarding degrees to International students.

Griggs has funded missionaries all over the world. The school has also reached out to a special school in Arizona. Through the Holbrook Adventist School, Native American students in the area may be able to complete two- and four-year degrees through the online university.

Griggs not only offers college degrees but offers many elementary, middle, and high school courses as well. Younger students may be homeschooled through the school’s many online programs.

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