Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
The Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commissions (ASAC) of ABET
Additionally, the University is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
To receive a copy for review of the accreditation information for any of these engineering or construction management programs, mail a written request, phone, or email ABET:
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
1 (410) 347-7700
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commissions (ASAC) of ABET.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
The B.S in Architecture major is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).
Additionally the University is a member of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACS) and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC).
Master of Architecture (MArch)
The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Norwich University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Management majors are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Accreditation of our new International Business program is pending.
The Education Teacher Licensure program—available in secondary and elementary tracks—are accepted for teaching licenses in Vermont and several other New England and Middle Atlantic states where the State of Vermont has interstate licensure agreements.
The Physical Education Teacher Licensure program-—available in secondary and elementary tracks—is accepted for teaching licenses in Vermont and several other New England and Middle Atlantic states where the State of Vermont has interstate licensure agreements.
The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, part of the New England Commission of Higher Education-accredited Norwich University, offers online bachelor’s degree completion, master’s degrees and continuing 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.”
First Published — 1843 Catalog
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.
Our U.S. students take advantage of CityLAB:Berlin, an instructional location in Germany, and a host of partner programs for education abroad and international service learning on all six continents. For the full breadth of our international offerings, contact the NU International Center.
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 27,000-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 love to come back, give back, and pay it forward.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Norwich University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — ccneaccreditation.org.
The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.