Accreditation & Recognition

Ensuring a Quality Education

The role of accreditation, according to the U.S. Department of Education, "is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality." While the U.S. Department of Education does not accredit institutions or programs, the Secretary of the Department of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that are deemed to be reliable authorities on the quality of education. In addition, the Department of Education maintains a database of accredited institutions of higher learning on its website. 

Regional Accreditation

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

For information about U.S. higher education accreditation and the government's recognition process, please visit the Department of Education’s website. To request information about Norwich University's accreditation, please visit our NECHE informational webpage.

Professional Accreditations

A few of Norwich's programs have additional, industry-specific accreditation: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Norwich University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Master of Business Administration program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Additionally, the Project Management concentration in both Norwich's MBA and Master of Science in Cybersecurity programs are accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the leading professional association worldwide for the project management field. Through the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, Norwich is recognized by SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Recognition of Academic Excellence

The story of Norwich's strong recognition continues. We were one of the first institutions, for example, to be designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Websites with reviews from actual students offer very favorable reviews of the student experience, as do our alumni testimonials and career outcomes. Perhaps most telling of all were the results from our survey of the class of 2014 after our June residency. As an affirmation of their own academic experience, more than 96% of graduates would recommend an online program at Norwich University to someone they knew.