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East Hartford, CT 06118
p. 860-528-4111
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Goodwin College

Goodwin College Rating: 4.1/5 (14 votes)

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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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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.

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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2639th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Connecticut.


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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Student Graduation Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 26th in Connecticut and 2301st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.06

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 72 0.14
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 22 0.04
Robbery 79 0.15
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 325 0.63
Larceny 938 1.83
Vehicle theft 138 0.27

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near East Hartford, CT 06118
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population26,041 (26,041 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,879 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$44,666
Families7,086 (2.93 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private Not-for-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1860th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $18,900 $18,900 $18,900
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $500 $500 $500
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $590 $590 $590
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $20,400 $20,400 $20,400
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $37,838 $37,838 $37,838
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $26,476 $26,476 $26,476

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $19,400(N/C) $19,400(N/C) $19,400(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,896 $8,770
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $8,904 $9,888
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,964 $6,624

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 111 96 21 2 350 1 594
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General 5 2 7 14
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 3 4 8
Child Development 3 3 1 5 12
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 3 5 2 10
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 9 10
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies 1 6 7
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 23 23 3 1 64 114
Histologic Technician 3 2 3 13 21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 1 6 7
Human Services, General 8 7 9 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 2 3 8
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 3 1 7 1 13
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 1 1 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 18 14 3 30 67
Occupational Therapist Assistant 8 10 2 1 13 35
Organizational Behavior Studies
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 10 11 15 36
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 12 6 8 136 166
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 10 5 19 34
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2447th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,511 ($56,879 male / $43,363 female)
Number of FT Faculty 82 (26 male / 56 female)
Number of PT Faculty 280
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,165,191

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