Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge based on the principles of experiential learning. This experiential learning model sought to provide immediacy, stress collaboration while integrating learning with knowledge management. It was the first private military college in the US and was also the first to offer military training for women.
The university has taken traditional classroom teaching to the next level by providing an online learning environment that is ably supported by faculty, staff, administrators, students as well as alumni. Online programs include Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Master of Arts in Military History, Master of Business Administration, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Justice Administration, Master of Public Administration, MS in Business Continuity, MS in Information Assurance, Master of Science in Nursing, MS in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, Norwich University enjoys top ranking in G.I. Jobs 2011 List of Military Friendly Schools. Online classes called cohorts have 16 students or less. Online students are given access to extensive resources just like their on-campus counterparts. They will be given the official and traditional diploma of Norwich University with no reference as to finishing an online course. The university has been recently ranked as one of the Top Five Best Colleges for an Online Degree by the Online Degree Reviews.
Admission Advisors assist students with regards to the enrollment calendar. Online coursework is typically completed within 18 months with a program structure of three six-month semester plus a one-week campus residency in June. Full access to federal financial aid is given to US citizens and permanent residents. There are four major program start schedules in March, June, September and December. Tuition rate per credit ranges from $ 591.00 to $ 718.00