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Mission

Mitchell College celebrates and develops the power of unique minds.

College Type

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.

Founding

Mitchell College was founded in 1938.

Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Information available at neche.org.

Location & Campus

Location

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

Campus

68 acres on the historic Thames River where it meets Long Island Sound, two private beaches, athletic fields, and the Mitchell Woods green space (woods, pond and walking trails)

Buildings

Historic homes, newer construction, and the Red Barn comprise administrative, instructional, athletic, performing arts and residential space

Diversity & Numbers

Enrollment (Fall 2017)

638 Mitchell students: 562 full-time, 76 part-time
58 Thames students

Diversity

30% are students of color
20% access academic support through the Bentsen Learning Center 58% male 42% female

Residence

68% of full-time Mitchell College students live on campus

NCAA Division III Athletics

36% of students are athletes; 14 varsity sports; learn more about our athletic programs

Financial Aid

95% of all degree seeking students receive need or merit-based financial aid

Academics

Average Class Size

14 Students per Class

Student/Faculty Ratio

14:1

Semesters

Fall (Session I and Session II)
January MiniMester (two-week winter session)
Spring (Session I and Session II)
May MiniMester (two-week session)
June MiniMester (two-week session)

Course Catalog

Information about campus, programs and policies is contained in the Course Catalog

Faculty & Staff

Visit Contact Us for the Faculty and Staff Directory

Tuition, Fees, Administration

Tuition & Fees

Click here to learn about tuition and fees.

Institutional Review Board

Click here to learn more about the Institutional Review Board.

Financial Summary

A financial summary is available on request. Please contact the Finance Office at 860-701-5111.

Leadership

Interim Co-Presidents

Mary-Jane McLaughlin, M.S.
Catherine Wright, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees

Chair of the Board of Trustees Kevin R. Hennessy, J.D.
Vice Chair Jane Flood, P’18
Secretary Bridget Baird, Ph.D.
Treasurer Tom Ruffing, M.E., M.B.A., P ’16
Lucila Arango, P’14
Helene Banks, J.D.
Donna Barclay, M.S. ’72
Richard Carlson ’64
Patrick Caulfield, P’15
Rick D’Avino, J.D.
Nancy Dolan ’74
Peggy Flood, Ed.D., P’16
Sam Flood, P’18
Mark Kirschner, ’68
Walter Kuhn, M.B.A., P’20
Gwen Mariani, P’21
Joe Mariani, P’21
Mary-Jane McLaughlin, M.S.
Barbara Pratt, M.B.A., P’16
Charles Pratt, P’16
Kim Ruffing, Ph.D., P’16
Mark Shoemaker, M. Arch., P’18
George White, D. Arts
Catherine Wright, Ph.D.

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A few words on fit.

 

"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.

 

If you are looking for a college that: 

 

  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities

 

 

 

…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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