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Saying our online graduates love Norwich isn’t an empty phrase. In an online survey conducted this year, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies gathered feedback from our online master’s and bachelor’s graduates on their overall Norwich experience.

The numbers show that the majority of our online master’s alumni hoping to advance in their career said they were successful in doing so since graduation. Our online bachelor’s alumni equally feel their Norwich education helped create new opportunities in their lives. In fact, over 93% of our alumni respondents told us they would recommend Norwich University to someone considering an online program.

Bachelor’s Program Graduates by the Numbers

  • Nearly 95% strongly agree that they would recommend Norwich University to someone considering an online program.
  • The majority of graduates report an annual salary between $70,000 and $99,999.
  • Over 90% feel they are more effective in their jobs as a result of their Norwich education.
  • Nearly 70% said they would be interested in pursuing a master’s degree online with Norwich University. When the results were fielded, 50% of the survey respondents had already started their master’s with Norwich.
  • The majority of alumni were looking to advance in their current field. All respondents unanimously reported success in achieving that goal.
  • Just over three quarters report greater job satisfaction as a result of completing their program at Norwich.
  • Nearly all strongly agree that the cost of the Norwich education was a worthwhile investment
  • More than three quarters have become more interested in social or political issues.
  • More than 85% work for the federal government, with 28% as civilian employees.

Master’s Program Graduates by the Numbers

  • More than 80% agree they acquired practical skills while at Norwich that they are able to apply to their current job.
  • Nearly 60% say the completion of their Norwich program played a role in securing their current job.
  • More than one-third of our master’s alumni report a salary of $100,000 or higher.
  • Nearly three-quarters agree that the cost of the Norwich education was a worthwhile investment.
  • Over 76% agree that they strongly identify as a member of the Norwich University community.
  • Just over half report greater job satisfaction as a result of completing their program at Norwich.
  • Almost half of the graduates became more interested in social or political issues as a result of their Norwich education.
  • More than 71% say their responsibility at work has increased since the completion of their program, and 36% report the increase to be significant.

We thank our survey respondents – and all alumni – who continue to give us feedback in other ways. Please share your thoughts in the next alumni survey to be launched in early 2015.

Source: Norwich University Online Master’s and Bachelor’s Alumni Surveys, fielded in March 2014. The survey response rate for bachelor's alumni was 35%, and 26% for master's alumni.