About Goodwin

Our students

Operating under an open enrollment model, Goodwin seeks to admit all students who have academic potential, regardless of past performance. Once admitted, students have access to a variety of tools to help them excel, including tutoring, and career placement services.

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85% of our student body is female

Our students

Enrollment 3,060
From the state of Connecticut 95%
Students of color 56%
25 years old or older 72%
Median age 29
First-generation students 59%

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16:1 student to faculty ratio


Full time instructional faculty 82
Average class size 16
Classes with fewer than 30 students 98%
Classes with fewer than 20 students 86%
Programs in Business, Manufacturing, Education, Social Sciences, Nursing, and Health Sciences 41

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of our undergraduate students have transferred from other institutions

Incoming class - fall 2023

New first time students (undergraduate) 46%
New first time students (graduate) 100%
New first time-full time students (undergraduate) 18%
Students who received a Pell Grant (undergraduate) 60%
Median age 27
First-generation students 61%

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degrees conferred in health and clinical related professions


Job placement rate* (class of 2022-2023) 96%
Percentage of graduates to enter the workforce in Connecticut 93%
Dental Hygiene, Histology, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Vision Care Technology licensure pass rates (2022) 74%

* Students graduating from 7/1/2022-6/30/2023. The placement rate is normally calculated 6 months after a student graduates. This will be updated at the beginning of 2024 to include the final placement rate calculation.

Learn more about our students in our Institutional Profile.

Last Updated: 11/15/2023