Goodwin College, located in East Hartford, Connecticut, was founded in 1999 as a restructuring of the former Data Institute, a small business technology center. The goal of the restructuring was to create a regional center for economic and educational development. Under the guidance of Mark Scheinberg the school has become a bachelor degree granting institution, fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school has seen development and growth, both in admissions and facilities, and has earned awards for smart growth in regards to how its facilities are designed. The school's programs are career oriented, assisting students in the preparation for the future.
Goodwin College provides a number of certificate, associate degree and bachelor degree programs that prepare students for placement in the workforce. These programs provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform tasks and duties professionally in a work environment related to one's field of study. Graduates of these programs will be eligible for immediate employment.
Programs offered include:
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Medical Assisting
- Early Childhood Education
- General Education
Students may also apply for transfer to another four year institution if their area of study does not have a bachelor's program at Goodwin College.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Goodwin College utilized an open admissions policy for most of its programs, requiring an interview with an admissions officer and proof of a high school diploma or equivalent prior to admission. Students who meet the criterion presented may submit an application, followed by taking a placement exam in order to begin the registration process.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will provide the information necessary to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may have to supply additional financial information to the school in order to proceed with financial aid awards.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Goodwin accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Goodwin College has a total student population of about 3,500, where graduate students make up roughly 7% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $20,000-$23,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $760 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$14,251|
|Receiving Student Loans||84%||$6,621|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Goodwin College may provide services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Goodwin College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 29%.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2011)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Goodwin College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Goodwin College.
- Charter Oak State College in New Britain, CT (10 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore, PA (157 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Wilkes - Barre in Lehman, PA (178 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Hazleton in Hazleton, PA (186 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Schuylkill in Schuylkill Haven, PA (201 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Visit the main Connecticut colleges & universities profile page
- Compare other Connecticut private colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Goodwin College for official up-to-date information.