Goodwin College


Goodwin College (GC) evolved from the Data Institute Business School, which was founded in 1962. In 1999, the East Hartford campus of this institute became home to Goodwin College.

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the school offers degrees and certificate courses in career-based programs like business administration, health science, medical billing & coding, histology, nursing, environmental studies, homeland security, phlebotomy, ESL, human services, respiratory care, and general studies, among others.

The nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission. The school also offers distance learning opportunities and flexible class schedules.

Goodwin operates four locations in East Hartford, Connecticut.

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Overall Score (about) Insufficient Data
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $33,970
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 4 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) N/A / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 3,397


GC has an open enrollment policy. The institution attracts recent high school graduates, transfer students, and adult professionals. Graduates of accredited high schools, and secondary schools, or those having a high school equivalent diploma can seek admission to the college. Such students need to complete an application form which is available online, and submit it together with the application fee at the college’s Office of Admissions. The applicant is also required to submit a one-page essay about the selected program of study along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or mentor, and a current high school transcript.

For enrollment in nursing, respiratory care, histology, or EMT/ paramedic courses, applicants need to go through a selective admission process. For instance, those applying for the paramedic program need to complete the admission application form, college placement evaluations, as well as maintain the EMT-B License. In addition, they need to complete a special EMT-Paramedic Program Application, and clear an interview with the Program Director.


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Financial Aid

Students can apply for grants, loans and scholarships from federal, state, local government, or private bank programs. Applicants should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The college offers Pell Grants, Connecticut Independent College Student Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Subsidized Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Institutional Grants, and Parent Loans.

Students can also opt for the Federal Work-Study program in order to reduce their education expenses.

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The student body includes high school graduates as well as nontraditional students. These students come from all corners of Connecticut, and represent diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds. A number of other states and countries are also represented among the student body. The Student Council is responsible for organizing student activities and is comprised of members from the general student body. Led by an elected group of students, the organization aims at coordinating student activities and maintaining positive relationship on campus.

The Learning Center involves students in various on-campus activities like the Peer Tutoring Program. This program helps students identify different learning styles and develop effective study skills. The Learning Center also provides access to an online tutoring tool called eTutoring, where live tutors provide assistance with writing, math, accounting, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, information literacy, and research methods.

The college has a Career Service division designed to support and empower students in developing and efficiently implementing their career plans. The career service programs concentrate on career development through collaborative relationships and classroom presentations. Students are also provided with counseling services, resume and cover letter writing assistance and review, job search preparation, interviewing skills training, career workshops, and recruiting activities.

The school’s Library provides committed academic service to the student’s personal and professional growth. Electronic services include an online catalog of the library resources, more than 30 online academic databases with abstracts and full text articles, and a host of Internet sources.

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