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Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.

About Norwich University

Graduation rates

Residential Undergraduates


Four-year graduation rate: 45% Six-year graduation rate: 55% Eight-year graduation rate: 56% Number of 2013 graduates: 368 (230 Corps, 128 civilian) Number of Class of 2013 cadets commissioned into the armed services: 145

Online Graduates

Online Master's degree graduation rate: 78%

Retention rates

Overall on-campus undergraduate retention rates

First-second year: 80% Second-third year: 65% Third-fourth year: 61%

Pell Grant recipients

2010-2011: 660 students received Federal Pell Grants, which is approximately 29% of our student population. Of those Pell Grant recipients, 71% were male and 29% were female.

Postgraduate plans

Graduate job placement

Graduates who entered job market in field related to major within six months: 89% Firms that hire graduates:
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • General Electric
  • Fair Point Communications
  • IBM
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • BAE
  • Fletcher Allen Healthcare
  • National Life Group
  • State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Graduate/professional programs our graduates entered

Class of 2010: Graduates who immediately pursued further graduate school study: 24.1%
Fields of study graduates chose to pursue by percentage
Business Law Medicine Dentistry Engineering Theology Education Arts & Sciences
2% 6% 6% 0 0 0 2% 84%

Graduate schools most often selected by recent graduates:

  • Clarkson
  • Penn State
  • University of Michigan
  • Clemson
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Springfield College
  • Northeastern
  • University of Vermont
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Norwich University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Norwich was the first private institution in the country to teach engineering.
  • Norwich was the first of all private military colleges in the nation.

Welcome to the Norwich website. I am glad that you stopped by for a look at our campus, our students, our academics, and our great student life activities.

Norwich is a very distinctive place on the landscape of higher education.

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

Internationalized Education

Norwich University values and actively supports opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to be globally engaged.

We host a diverse student body of international students who come to Norwich to pursue their academic goals.

We support our faculty by empowering them to travel, teach, and engage in research overseas to build intercultural proficiency and incorporate international perspectives into their teaching.

Success After Norwich

Norwich students turn their passions and experiences into real-world opportunities, internships and careers, thanks to one-on-one career advising, academic mentoring and a network of thousands of alumni and parents ready to offer advice and networking.

Norwich’s 24,000-plus alumni span the globe, living and leading as entrepreneurs, advancing science and technology, improving communities and serving our nation’s military. Their affinity for Norwich extends to every student and graduate, and they’ll do all that they can to help.

  • “3M scientists and engineers have applied science to life, developing products that solve problems in new and imaginative ways.”
    Innovator Alex Mathies ’99 3M Quality Engineer/Analytical Chemist
  • “Norwich taught me the skills I needed to better myself, become a leader and pursue my dreams of becoming a physical education teacher and coach.”
    Educator Kacey Abbriano ’12 K8 Physical Education Teacher
  • “Expect challenge, achieve distinction has been a driving force in my academic and military endeavors. The Corps taught me to never stand still and my drive to excel and make a difference is what fuels my everyday life.”
    Navy Researcher Joseph Landry ’08 Naval Undersea Medical Institute Radiation Health Officer
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Accreditation and Recognition

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. — the nation’s oldest regional accrediting body - through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's master's program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
State Authorization Norwich University has been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA provides Norwich University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of the other NC-SARA states.
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