Mitchell College has its own definition of what a college education can be: radically inclusive and unapologetically accessible. From wherever they are on their education journey, students can choose a path that combines skills- and career-focused coursework in an abilities-based curriculum with Mitchell’s signature support network. For more than 85 years, Mitchell’s culture of acceptance has dramatically changed the lives of its students.
Based on a personalized education model, Mitchell’s specialized pathways help students reach their educational and professional goals. In addition to traditional 2- and 4-year degree programs, the college has added flexible new programs: degree completion for adult learners; training for companies and individuals seeking workforce development; living/learning for post-graduate success; and courses to accelerate a degree.
- A 100% online degree completion program in Professional Studies (Business or Health and Human Services) helps adult learners who have started—but not completed—a degree. Students can enroll full- or part-time throughout the year and earn a bachelor’s degree in one of two high-demand career tracks. Student success is supported by advisors, faculty, and staff who are experienced in working with adult learners and understand the challenges they face. Questions? Contact Cathy Hurd, vice president of enrollment management, at 860-701-5036 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://mitchell.edu/2023/07/21/new-degree-completion-program-for-adult-learners/.
- The Mitchell Hub provides courses designed for employers to train their teams, as well as badging and certificates for individuals working to upskill or accelerate their career growth. For employers looking for solutions to recruit, retain, and develop staff, The Hub offers a flexible and cost-effective way to integrate microcredentials into onboarding, upskilling, and retraining strategies. Individuals can also access an online learning platform with flexible access to certification and professional skills courses in numerous industries. Questions? Contact Karen Bellnier, director of digital innovation, at 860-701-5415 or email@example.com, or visit https://hub.mitchell.edu/about/.
- For recent college graduates, the STAIRs Program (Skills Training, Advancement, and Individual Readiness) builds on an inclusive education approach to provide additional guidance and support for success. This 2-year program was developed in response to an increasing demand to support students who need extra time to achieve emotional readiness and confidence, seek employment or start careers, and reach personal goals. Multiple levels of support accommodate the unique needs of each person, including those who are neurodivergent. Core components include independent living and career readiness; social, emotional, and interpersonal skills development; and holistic wellness. Questions? Contact Dr. Alicia Martinez, dean of student experience and belonging, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://mitchell.edu/home/stairs/.
- MiniMesters offer accelerated 2-week online courses for quickly earning course credits. These courses offer our students the chance to catch up or get ahead in pursuing their degree. MiniMester sessions are held in January and May, between traditional college semesters. Questions? Contact the registrar at 860-701-5019 or email@example.com, or visit https://mitchell.edu/minimesters/.
Mitchell also offers pathways for high-school students and those seeking advanced degrees through partnerships with New London Public Schools, Fisher College, and the University of St. Joseph. Visit mitchell.edu/news to learn more.