Goodwin College is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees. We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, and bachelor's programs in a variety of in-demand fields. Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.

Mission

The mission of Goodwin College is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing college community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional and personal potential.

Purposes:

  • To create a dynamic educational environment that prepares for and advances students in professional careers while developing an appreciation for the humanities, arts, and sciences.
  • To educate students in an environment that celebrates diverse cultures, ages, experiences, and opinions.
  • To refine methods that support and retain undergraduate and graduate students.
  • To adapt our programs to the changing needs of our student body, the workforce, and society.
  • To enrich our local and global communities by forming and sustaining collaborative relationships that create educational, economic and cultural benefits.
  • To assist our graduates with identifying and securing professional opportunities.
  • To provide students with frameworks for making ethical decisions and conducting themselves with professional integrity.

Institutional Outcomes

At Goodwin College, we believe that every student who graduates should possess certain abilities regardless of their academic program. We call these core abilities Institutional Outcomes. Upon graduation, Goodwin College students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen field of study.
  • Possess effective communication and analytical skills.
  • Acquire the desire and skills necessary to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate civic responsibility.

Core Values (adopted 2012)

Goodwin College’s Core Values are its deeply held beliefs that represent the College’s highest priorities and fundamental driving forces. They define our passion for what we do and how we choose to resonate with an appeal to students, employees and the greater Goodwin community.

Who We Are

We believe everyone should have access to a quality education. We believe that you should have the chance to succeed, no matter where you’ve been or where you plan to go. Maybe you didn’t find success at another college, or you just didn’t think you had the time, money, or support to see college through. Goodwin is here to turn it around for you. Start your future today at Goodwin.

Programs taught in:
English

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BSc

Goodwin College

Get yourself noticed and learn the skills that industry employers are seeking – with your Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Management. You will learn how to ma ... [+]

Get yourself noticed and learn the skills that industry employers are seeking – with your Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Management. You will learn how to manage people, processes, and equipment in a manufacturing environment.

The face of the industry as we know it has changed forever. Learn the skills you need to succeed in today’s manufacturing, including: the supervision of manufacturing processes, management of human and mechanical resources within budgetary and schedule constraints, and assurance of lean manufacturing processes, resulting in high-quality products.

With a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Management, you will gain the skills and knowledge that include an understanding of: operations management, manufacturing supervision, lean manufacturing, green manufacturing, manufacturing logistics, industrial safety, production planning and control, quality management, team dynamics, purchasing, and customer service.... [-]

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Bachelor

Goodwin College

Our bachelor’s degree in Business Administration provides you with the business competencies that employers look for in their workforce. Our program of study integrates a ... [+]

Think business is “just” business? Think again. With the ever-changing advancements in today’s world, business isn’t the same as it was 20, 15, or even five years ago. Your chances for a successful career increase considerably when you receive your business degree at a college that’s focused on the future. We teach students how to be successful in start-ups, small businesses, and nonprofits — the sources of nimble innovation in today’s world. These free-thinking, fast-moving organizations are changing the face of business and driving innovation through the creative application of business principles.

Our bachelor’s degree in Business Administration provides you with the business competencies that employers look for in their workforce. Our program of study integrates analysis of theory, case studies, and research allowing you the ability to apply these to practical situations in the field. You will also learn business law and ethics, human resource management, management, customer relations in a multicultural world, and targeted marketing and social media.... [-]

USA East Hartford
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6 - 9 semesters
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Goodwin College

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children. From birth through eight years old, children need a strong foundation of support and knowledge to realize lif ... [+]

Shaping the Minds of Tomorrow

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children. From birth through eight years old, children need a strong foundation of support and knowledge to realize lifelong success. By becoming an early childhood educator, you can play a crucial role in child development and early learning.

Parents, families, and communities need devoted, nurturing — and prepared — caregivers who are invested in children’s growth. Early childhood educators focus on nurturing children’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills as well as developing their abilities in language and literacy.

Hands-On Learning

Students will have extensive opportunities for hands-on learning and will gain experience in a variety of early childhood settings, including our state-of-the-art Reggio Emilia-inspired Riverside Magnet School.... [-]

USA East Hartford
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Goodwin College

Explore and appreciate the natural world at Goodwin College. In our bachelor’s degree program in Environmental Studies, you will develop the essential skills needed to be ... [+]

Become an Advocate for Environmental Protection

Explore and appreciate the natural world at Goodwin College. In our bachelor’s degree program in Environmental Studies, you will develop the essential skills needed to become an effective advocate and participate in environmental protection.

The Connecticut River Is Your Classroom

Goodwin College is located on 900 acres of riverfront property. Our campus setting enables students to spend time in the field, conducting real research and learning the technical aspects of the field first-hand. Our Environmental Studies program provides technical training for in‑demand careers while focusing on the scientific aspects of environmental stewardship.... [-]

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6 - 9 semesters
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Goodwin College

Do people reach out to you for help? Do your friends come to you do discuss their problems? That’s probably because you are a caring and compassionate person who is willi ... [+]

Human Services: A Career With Meaning

Do people reach out to you for help? Do your friends come to you do discuss their problems? That’s probably because you are a caring and compassionate person who is willing to listen and help, the type of person who will thrive in the Human Services field. Your compassion, commitment, and caring are needed in today’s rapidly growing Human Services field.

Build A Career Changing Lives

As a Human Services professional, you will use training in counseling, case management, interviewing, intake, assessment, psychology, sociology, human development, and other related areas to assist the people you serve to overcome life’s challenges. You will also receive specialized training in areas specific to your career goals such as drug and alcohol abuse, crisis prevention and intervention, youth development, disability studies, and gerontology (serving people who are elderly), among many others. People face a host of challenges and barriers in their lives, and they need the help of skilled Human Services professionals like you.... [-]

USA East Hartford
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6 - 9 semesters
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Goodwin College

Our bachelor’s degree in Management and Leadership will teach you what you need to know to advance within your current organization or to get your foot in the door of tha ... [+]

I really enjoy the accelerated Management and Leadership classes at Goodwin. I can finish quicker than at other schools and get my degree in a shorter amount of time.

— Cher Baten, Management and Leadership Student

Everyone recognizes great managers and leaders when they see them. Chances are they weren’t born that way; they learned and developed over time.

Our bachelor’s degree in Management and Leadership will teach you what you need to know to advance within your current organization or to get your foot in the door of that company you’ve always wanted to work for.

Our Management and Leadership Program

With management and leadership training, you will learn to manage innovation, change, and talent development. You will also become experienced in the science of interpersonal skills — effective communication is the cornerstone of all successful relationships. Learn the skills that employers are looking for, including:... [-]

USA East Hartford
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Full-time
6 - 9 semesters
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Goodwin College Welcomes International Students

Goodwin College
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One Riverside Drive East Hartford
06118 East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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