At A Glance


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 the innovative Mitchell Ability Model. Through a journey of self-discovery, learning adaptability, four-year career development, and mastery of essential abilities, students are challenged, supported and equipped for lifelong success. Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and highly sought-after living & learning support programs including Thames at Mitchell College, The Mystic Program, and the Bentsen Learning Center.


Mitchell College was founded in 1938.


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

Location & Campus


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 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)


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

Diversity & Numbers

Enrollment (Fall 2020)

572 Mitchell students

  • 553 full-time
  • 19 part-time

38 Thames students


35% are students of color
30% access academic support through the Bentsen Learning Center
57% male; 43% female
25% are first generation college students (based on applicant data)

Read Mitchell College’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

NCAA Division III Athletics

38% of students are athletes; 14 varsity sports; learn more about our athletic programs

Performing Arts

17% of students participate in Performing Arts; learn more about our Performing Arts programs

Financial Aid

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


100% of graduates have completed at least one professional internship or career lab experience
100% of our academic programs offer a professional internship experience
100% of students participate in career development while on campus


60% of full-time Mitchell College students live on campus

Student Outcomes

Visit Student Outcomes here.


Average Class Size

14 Students per Class

Student/Faculty Ratio



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.



Mitchell College BOT, as of October 29, 2021 


Lucila Arango 

Parent ’14 


Robert MacDonald, Esq., ‘70 


Helene Banks, J.D. 


Gwen Mariani 

Secretary, Parent ’21 


Patrick J. Caulfield 

Parent ’15 


Joe Mariani 

Parent ’21 


Rick D’Avino, J.D. 



Barbara Pratt, M.B.A. 

Parent ’16 


Nancy Dolan ’74 


Charles Pratt 

Parent ’16 


Tracy Espy 



Kim Ruffing, Ph.D. 

Parent ’16 


Jane Flood 

Vice-Chair, Parent ’18  


Tom Ruffing, M.E., M.B.A.  
Treasurer, Parent ’16 


Peggy Flood, Ed.D. 

Parent ’16 


David Sandberg, M.B.A. 

Parent ‘11 


Mark Kirschner ’68 


Mark Shoemaker, M. Arch. 

Parent ’18 


Andy Koha 


George White, D. Arts 


Walter Kuhn, M.B.A. 

Parent ’20  


Cornell Yarbrough, ‘01 




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