Message from the President

About Rutherford University and its International Network:

The mission of Rutherford University is international in scope. Rutherford University Network with its affiliate institutions has been growing Internationally and continues to develop and serve the global education market with graduates in twenty one countries.

Continued innovation in communication technology has revolutionized the field of education. The 21st Century learner is faced with the challenges of learning, unlearning and re-learning new knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis. Whether you are a professional seeking to upgrade your current knowledge or skills, or whether you are in a career transition seeking to validate your lifelong learning or work experience through the acquisition of a degree, Rutherford University provides access to global and continuing education. The University recognizes the diversity in educational goals and instruction, and its curriculum is designed to be self-paced and accommodates to the needs and interests of individual students.

The University is dedicated to provide high quality education internationally at an affordable tuition rate and to encourage a career focus learning and training, leading to gainful employment. Moreover, wherever possible, the University is committed to network with local institutions internationally and making a realistic contribution to the educational well being of the country.

International Accreditation:

Rutherford University has been fully accredited by the International States Parliament - an Inter-Governmental Organization of States, recognized under the Vienna Convention of 1961 and 1963. Rutherford University has received full Parliamentary Decree of Recognition and Accreditation under the International States Parliament.

What does it mean to be a student at Rutherford University (Rutherford.edu)?

Rutherford University (Rutherford.edu) represents opportunity, evolution and growth. The University is a significant educational opportunity, provided in a time frame, and through a process, designed to open the door to higher education to students who might otherwise find it difficult, if not impossible, to proceed through academic degree programs. We are a distance learning university, and our "campus" is global in extent. Our mission as an international educational institution emphasizes these concepts:
  • Access to education
  • Respect for the needs and interests of individual students
  • Valuing student's past experience
  • Emphasis on instruction through one–on–one learning experiences
  • Quality,critical thinking, and academic rigor

We seek students of varying backgrounds, experiences, ages, and citizenships, who can flourish as scholars working at a distance — but in a sense, directly, personally, and in intellectual proximity—with our carefully selected faculty of distinguished professors. Each member of our faculty has a long, demonstrated experience in a field of teaching and research; moreover, the men and women holding faculty appointments at Rutherford University have a special commitment to the necessity of providing instruction corresponding to the needs and aspirations of individual students.

Students come to us at different times of life, with widely varying educational goals. Our program, and our own aims, embrace education for the sake of intellectual enlightenment; education for the purpose of qualifying for or changing professions; education which will have the effect of improving life in the community. We believe the best education combines these goals, and in fact every Rutherford University graduate's program, including prior learning components, will include all of these aspects of higher learning.

We seek and welcome those persons who will find in Rutherford University stimulation, enlightenment, and a path to the fulfillment of lifelong goals.