At A Glance
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Mitchell College celebrates and develops the power of unique minds.
A nonprofit four-year coeducational, residential liberal arts college offering bachelor degrees and associate degrees, Mitchell developed its distinct educational approach over 80 years, blending a tradition of mentoring with an expertise in teaching diverse learning styles to create a highly individualized model that benefits all students. Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative, and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, CT it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics, Thames at Mitchell College (transition program on the Mitchell College campus for students who are college able, but not college ready), and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.
Mitchell College was founded in 1938.
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Information available at neche.org.
Janet L. Steinmayer, J.D.
Board of Trustees
- Chair of the Board of Trustees Kevin R. Hennessy, J.D.
- Vice Chair Lucy A. Leske P’12
- Secretary Bridget Baird, Ph.D.
- Treasurer Tom Ruffing, M.B.A., P ’17
- Lucila Arango, P’14
- Donna Barclay,’72
- Mark Burke
- Richard Carlson ’64
- Patrick Caulfield P’15
- Nancy Dolan ’74
- Peggy Flood, Ed.D., P’16
- Jane Flood, ‘P18
- Sam Flood, ‘P18
- Mark Kirschner, ’68
- Matthew Moneypenny, ’91
- Barbara E. Pratt, M.B.A., P’16
- Charles A. Pratt, P’16
- Kim Ruffing, M.B.A., P’17
- Mark Shoemaker, M.S., P’18
- Janet L. Steinmayer, J.D.
New London, CT – Suburban, residential, coastal campus situated on the Connecticut shoreline, one hour to Hartford or Providence and two hours to Boston or New York City
68 acres that include two private beaches, athletic fields, a pond and wooded trails (Mitchell Woods)
Historic homes and newer construction comprise administrative, instructional, athletic and residential buildings
Enrollment (Fall 2017)
- 638 Mitchell students: 562 full-time, 76 part-time
- 58 Thames students
68% of full-time Mitchell College students live on campus
- 58% male
- 42% female
30% are students of color
NCAA Division III Athletics
36% of students are athletes; 12 NCAA varsity sports
95% of all degree seeking students receive need or merit-based financial aid
What makes Mitchell work is the mix of students.
Law & Justice Policy Studies Faculty
Students come from 28 states, Washington D.C., and 10 countries.
Percent Receiving Financial Aid (Academic Year 2014-2015)
95% of all degree seeking students received some form of need based and/or merit based (academic, involvement & leadership) aid.
Average Class Size
14 Students per Class
Student/Faculty Ratio (as reported to IPEDS Fall 2015)
14 to 1
Fall, Winter (two-week sessions), Spring, Summer (two-, four- and five-week sessions including summer enrichment programs)
Mitchell College is a NCAA Division III member. Click here to learn more about our Athletic programs.
Faculty & Staff
See the Contact Us page for the Faculty and Staff Directory.
Tuition & Fees
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Institutional Review Board
Click here to learn more about the Institutional Review Board.
A financial summary is available on request. Please contact the Finance Office at 860-701-5111.