Founded in 1819 as the nation’s first private military college, Norwich University helped pave the way for an innovative model of higher education that has since been adopted by hundreds of colleges and universities.
Through relevant academic programs, engaged faculty, and a personalized educational experience, Norwich University's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies has created a dynamic learning environment that empowers adult learners to effect positive change in their lives, the organizations in which they work and the communities where they live.
Norwich advances research on national and global challenges and facilitates open intellectual exchange and knowledge sharing through its affiliated centers, institutes, and events.
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.