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Norwich University's online programs named among best for 2014 by US News & World Report

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NORTHFIELD, Vt., Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US News & World Report has called Norwich University's online bachelor's degree completion programs and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program "one of the best" in its 2014 rankings of online programs.

Established in 1997 with the launch of its first online master's degree program in diplomacy and military science, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) through its online delivery platform, Norwich University Online, extends the Norwich academic model to 1,200 students – working adults in the military, public and private sectors, and lifelong learners from around the world.

US News ranked Norwich's online bachelor's degree completion programs in the top 20 percent of all programs. Driving that ranking were high marks in student services and technology critical to active military and other working adults.

To accommodate students' busy schedules and lives, Norwich provides a student services staff dedicated to individual students from enrollment through graduation, and 24/7 access and technical support to its online learning platform, enabling anytime-anywhere learning.

"The tradition that Norwich has held with the U.S. military continues through its spectacular support of its military members. Everyone, from the program directors to the professors teaching the courses, makes an effort to work with the military members to ensure their success," said Sean Freitag, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, Class of 2013.

Of particular note from the 2014 US News rankings:

* Norwich's online bachelor's degree completion programs were ranked 37th out of 205 schools, or in the top 20 percent. The online bachelor's programs include the bachelor of science in Strategic Studies and Defense and Analysis, and the bachelor of science in Criminal Justice.

  • This ranking takes into account the following areas: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.
  • For student services and technology, the online bachelor's programs were ranked in the top 5%.

* Norwich University's MBA program was ranked 58th out of 169 schools, or in the top 35 percent based on engagement, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.

"Our online programs represent the innovative and dynamic learning experience that embodies Norwich University's nearly 200 year legacy," said Dr. Bill Clements, vice president and dean of the CGCS. "I am proud to see that US News & World Report has recognized our growing online bachelor's degree completion programs as well as our online MBA program as some of the best in the country."

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution's 194 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master's degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor's degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

CONTACT: Daphne Larkin 802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m) dlarkin@norwich.edu

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