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Goodwin College Overview

Goodwin College is a private not-for-profit institution located in East Hartford, Connecticut. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Goodwin College Known For?

936 Undergraduate Awards
$28,830 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The highest award offered at Goodwin is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Goodwin College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Goodwin.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Other Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Other Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Industrial Production Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Goodwin has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#99 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#120 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Goodwin College?

Location of Goodwin College

Contact details for Goodwin are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118
Phone: 860-528-4111

How Do I Get Into Goodwin?

You can apply to Goodwin online at:

Goodwin College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Goodwin College?

$28,830 Net Price
86% Take Out Loans
10.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Goodwin is $28,830. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Goodwin, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $7,268 a year. That adds up to $29,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Goodwin is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Goodwin College Undergraduate Student Diversity

453 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,208 undergraduate students at Goodwin, with 453 being full-time and 2,755 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Goodwin

There are also 89 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 453 full-time undergraduates at Goodwin, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Goodwin

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Goodwin College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Goodwin Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 108
White 215
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Goodwin College. At this time, 3 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 3 countries are represented at Goodwin. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Ghana, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Goodwin College

832 Took All Classes Online
2,025 Took At Least One Class Online
15.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Goodwin. In 2017-2018, 2,025 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Goodwin has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Goodwin

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Goodwin College was 15.3%. This is the #1,064 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Goodwin regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Goodwin majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Goodwin ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Goodwin.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Resources Conservation #10
Natural Resources & Conservation #12
Nursing #212
Business Administration & Management #321
Health Professions #352
Business, Management & Marketing #402

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Goodwin College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 198 0 78 0 276
Other Health Professions 0 142 0 18 0 160
Industrial Production Technology 35 9 60 0 0 104
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 43 33 0 0 76
Human Services 0 29 0 32 0 61
Dental Support Services 0 41 0 0 0 41
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 17 7 9 0 0 33
Business Administration & Management 1 2 0 13 14 30
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 24 0 0 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 8 0 14 0 22
Public Health 0 0 0 20 0 20
Human Development & Family Studies 0 4 0 14 0 18
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 0 0 0 0 18
Natural Resources Conservation 9 4 0 3 0 16
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 0 0 10
General Business/Commerce 0 9 0 0 0 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 5 0 3 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 7 0 7
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 7 0 0 0 7
Other Homeland Security 0 4 0 0 0 4
Accounting 0 3 0 0 0 3
Quality Control Technology 0 3 0 0 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 80 552 102 202 14 950


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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