Trident University International
|TUI University, Touro University International|
|Motto||Aspire, Believe, Achieve|
|Type||Private, online, For-Profit|
|President||Travis Allen, President and CEO|
|Location||Cypress, California, USA|
Trident University International (Trident) is a regionally accredited, private for-profit university that was founded on the belief that a high quality, traditional educational experience could be delivered 100% online. It offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in business, health sciences, education, and information systems (information technology). Formerly a branch of Touro College, TUI is now a standalone institution since being purchased by Summit Partners in 2007.
Overall, Trident offers 7 bachelor’s degrees, 9 master's degrees and 4 doctoral degree programs. During the FY 2015 report year, Trident University reported a six-year graduation rate of 46% for first-time students and 61% for all Trident undergraduate students.
Trident is a military friendly university and enrollment as of 2014 was about 75% military. Trident has been officially recognized by Military Times as “Best for Vets," five times by Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools including in 2016 and 2017. Trident is also listed by Military Advanced Education & Transition Top Colleges and Universities for both 2015 and 2016.
- 1 History
- 2 Academics
- 3 Degree Programs
- 4 Board Members
- 5 People
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Trident University International is a regionally-accredited college that operates entirely online. Founded in 1998, it has its headquarters in Cypress, California. Currently the university has more than 28,000 alumni.
Originally called Touro University International, the University was a former branch campus of Touro College, New York. In October 2007, Trident became a stand-alone institution when it was purchased by Summit Partners, a private-equity firm in Palo Alto, California, and Boston, Massachusetts. After purchasing the university, Summit Partners reorganized TUI and changed the name to TUI University.
In January 2011, TUI University announced major changes in its appearance and delivery, including a name change to Trident University International.
In June 2015, Travis Allen was named President & CEO. He has previously held senior management roles at Argosy University, University of Phoenix, and Endeavour Learning Group based in Melbourne, Australia.
As of September 2015, Trident has 6,197 students many of whom are either military veterans or active duty service members. The University has over 30,000, including over 22,000 who are active duty military, spouses, dependents, National Guard, or veterans.
Trident's rating with the Better Business Bureau stands at an A+.
TUI is a research-based institution and is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Classes and coursework are 100% online.
Trident’s programs are primarily focused around the Trident Learning Model (TLM), which promotes active case-based learning. The model is built on a strong foundation of student success through the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Trident’s learning outcomes include a solid foundation of the common body of knowledge, communication, problem solving, information literacy, critical thinking, diversity, and integrity.
Trident University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level degrees in a 100% online environment.
Glenn R. Jones College of Business
Trident's Glenn R. Jones College of Business offers degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The following degrees are offered:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
- Bachelor of Science in Leadership
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Human Resource Management
- Master of Science in Leadership
- Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
College of Education
Trident's College of Education offers degrees at the masters and doctoral levels. The following degrees are offered:
- Master of Arts in Education
- Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
- Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
Current acceptance rates stand at 94%
College of Health and Human Services
Trident's College of Health and Human Services offers degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The following degrees are offered:
- Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
- Master of Science in Health Sciences
- Master of Science in Homeland Security
- Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
- Master of Science in Emergency Disaster Management
- Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences
College of Information Systems
Trident's College of Information Systems confers degree programs at the bachelors and masters levels and offers concentrations which are part of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program. The following degrees are offered:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
- Master of Science in Information Technology Management
In addition to the 20 degree programs, a 16 credit Graduate certificate is available in specific areas to anyone holding a bachelor's degree.
- Dr. Karen Viechnicki - Chair of the Board
- Nolan Miura - Vice Chair of the Board
- General William R. Looney III United States Air Force (Retired)
- Lieutenant General Thomas F. Metz United States Army (Retired)
- William "Joe" Gainey SEAC (Retired)
- Dr. Linda Thor
- Dr. Thomas Bloom
- Stan Phillips
- Dr. Kathryn Hanson
- C.J. Fitzgerald
- United States Army Command Sergeant Major (R) William Gainey, the first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)
- Current Senior Enlisted Chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) John W. Troxell
- Dr. Stephen Templin, bestselling author of "Seal Team Six"
- Retired United States Army Command Sergeant Major D. Wayne Robinson, former President of the Student Veterans of America
- Michael McKenna, 2014 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives
- Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President of Becker College, member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Board of Education
- CSM (R) Donna Brock, longest serving woman in the Army at the time of her retirement in 2014
- Dr. Bart Daig, President of Baker College, Michigan
- Rodney "Chip" Tansill, Director of the Ohio Department of Veteran Services, appointed by Governor John Kasich
- Keith "Mac" McIntosh, Chief Information Officer, University of Richmond
- Dr. Rondalyn V. Whitney, Director and Founding Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program and Associate Professor, Clarkson University
- CSM Luther Thomas, senior enlisted advisor to the assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs at the Pentagon
- Dr. Theresa Gunn, Assistant Professor, Alfred University
- Dr. Larry A. Ferguson, President of Bevill State Community College
- Dr. Michael Roscoe, founding director and chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Science, University of Evansville
- Tony Tinderholt, Texas State Senator
- George Ingram III, critically acclaimed American tenor with a performance background in concert and opera
The student body of Trident is made up of a large number of veterans and active service members. In 2014, 2,202 students were receiving benefits from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and 7,233 students were using the DoD Tuition Assistance Program.
In total, Trident has 394 faculty members. Most are part-time (353) with 41 working at Trident in a full-time capacity. The student to teacher ratio is 17:1. Over 80% of faculty have a doctoral degree or the highest available degree in their field.
- "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 - Military Times". bestforvets.militarytimes.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "Trident University International - Military Friendly". Military Friendly. Victory Media. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
- "BBB Business Profile for Trident University International LLC". BBB serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties. Retrieved 2016-11-17.