History of Trident University
Trident University has been serving the needs of a highly-motivated adult learner student population, with diverse professional backgrounds and experiences, since it was originally established as a branch campus of Touro College, New York on July 1, 1998.
Today, Trident University operates from its headquarters in Cypress, California as a privately-owned independent academic institution. Because of TUI’s location in California, its robust growth, fiscal and operational stability and specially designed online academic model, TUI was granted regional accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in February 2005.
Since its inception, Trident University has become the University of choice for tens of thousands of our men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and today those proud servicemen and servicewomen account for more than 80% of our student population.
Trident University pioneered the Robust Learning Model™ (RLM), which has won international accolades for its academic excellence and unique pedagogic approach to online learning. The RLM is a multi-faceted model based on the belief that successful learning outcomes depend on multiple factors employed together in a holistic approach. And it all starts with respecting and putting the student first. And then surrounding students with a support staff and faculty compassionately committed to their success.
Today, TUI continues to lead the way in the convergence of those two dynamics and is continually seeking ways to improve the student experience by combining the latest teaching methodologies with the most appropriate tools and technologies to create what we believe to be the ideal learning environment.
Trident University may be considered an old hand at a new way of helping adult learners achieve a world-class education, but it’s our singular student-centered approach that really makes Trident University so well-respected and admired by our students, faculty and staff alike.