Celebrating Diverse Thinkers

A community fostering diversity, inclusion and empathy

“We are not all the same at Mitchell; that’s part of what you learn here.”

Orson Sinclair ’17 | Business Administration

Be an individual. And fit right in.

Nationally recognized as an early pioneer in academic and social support, Mitchell College continues to push the boundaries in innovative support. We’re continually seeking fresh and exciting new ways to build a college community that foundationally celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, and teaches & learns empathy.

Read Mitchell College’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.

Every student thinks and learns differently.

Your mind, your talents, and your life experiences are 100% unique to you, and our singular goal is to unlock your potential. We do this by delivering a college experience that recognizes your strengths, develops your potential, teaches you how to adapt to an ever-changing world and prepares you for a lifetime of success.

We build a success network across campus, customized to you.

Faculty, advisors, learning specialists, tutors, and coaches work as a team across campus to create your personal success network. Whether you’re an athlete, interested in the arts, looking to develop leadership skills, seeking to serve your community… or are just looking for that special place to fit in… our collaborative and close-knit family is here to guide and support you.

Students with learning differences (LD), ADHD, social support needs, benefit from the expertise of  our deep well of specialists through one of our living and learning support programs: Thames at Mitchell College (college transition program), the Bentsen Learning Center, and the Mystic Program. In fact, we were recently ranked #3 in “20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities (BestValueSchools.com).

Learn more about Mitchell’s nationally recognized support programs at mitchell.edu/support or Accessibility Services at mitchell.edu/access.

“Using the self-advocacy and organizational skills I’ve learned at Mitchell, I am now able to take initiative. I have a new confidence in myself!”

Emma Quinn
Class of 2021, Hospitality & Tourism


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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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