Goodwin University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The Goodwin University Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Goodwin University Dental Hygiene program has been granted accreditation status as: Approval without reporting requirements. This accreditation classification is granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or (800) 621-8099 at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is: www.ada.org/en/coda/accreditation
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
The Commission on Dental Accreditation serves the public and dental professions by developing and implementing accreditation standards that promote and monitor the continuous quality and improvement of dental education programs.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation accredits dental and dental-related education programs including advanced dental education programs and allied dental education programs in the United States. The Commission functions independently and autonomously in matters of developing and approving accreditation standards, making accreditation decisions on educational programs and developing and approving procedures that are used in the accreditation process. It is structured to include an appropriate representation of the communities of interest.
Complaints to the Commission on Dental Accreditation
The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.
A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 or by calling 1-312-440-4653.
The Funeral Service associate degree program at Goodwin University is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org.
Program Information - Goodwin University
|Year||Total Enrolled||# of New Students||# of New Grads||Timely Grad*||Graduation rate**||Did not finish***||Overall % Employed||Employed In FS|
Note: Class of 2019 graduates had option to be considered graduates of Lincoln or Goodwin; 2019 New Enrollees at Goodwin will graduate 2020 or 2021.
*Timely graduation = complete program in 1½ times designated program length.
**Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
***Left before completing the program; did not finish.
National Board Statistics
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School pass rate is based on 1st time test takers within one year of graduation.
*2020 results still attributed to Lincoln College
State Licensure Notice
All applicants must meet the legal and educational requirements prescribed by the laws of the state in which they intend to practice. Review the different state requirements for the most up to date information. Below are list of the New England and Northeast states with their respective state licensure links. Disclosure of the intended State of Licensure is the responsibility of the student.
The certificate program in Medical Assisting at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.
The Medical Assisting program at Goodwin University has an exam passage rate of 100% for the graduate cohort of 2020. This data is based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. When you apply to sit for the certification exam, you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felony convictions. For further information on these limitations, contact NBCOT. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain licensure. Connecticut requires a license in order to practice occupational therapy and the license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
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Program results from the National Board for Certification (NBCOT) in Occupational Therapy can be found on their website.
Occupational Therapy Assistant program tuition and fees:
|Credit Count||Tuition Rate||Course Fee||Books and Supplies||Total Amount|
|Semester 1||7||$5,242||$100 (OTA 100)||$633.50||$5,975|
|Semester 3||10||$7,358||$250 (OTA 218)||$214.50||$7,822.50|
|Semester 4||11||$7,358||$195 (OTA 220)||$218.75||$7,771.75|
** Tuition and Fees are subject to change **
The associate degree Nursing program at Goodwin University at the campus located in East Hartford, Connecticut is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000
The ADN program was granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing in Education in November 2005. As of September 20, 2018, ACEN accreditation was renewed for 8 years. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for the fall of 2026.
The NCLEX first-time pass rate for the year May 1, 2022-April 30, 2023, was 62% according to the NCSBN. Program completion rate within 150% of the permissible time frame for the Nursing Program is 87.4% (September 2021-August 2022). Between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, there were 200 graduates. 100% of the December 2022 graduates attained a score of 77% or greater on each of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN-to-BSN and ABSN) at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Goodwin University is a member of SARA and therefore can offer our RN-to-BSN program to residents of other SARA states.
The RN-to-BSN program was granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in February 2016. As of February 10, 2021, the accreditation was renewed for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2031. The ABSN program, which was offered for the first time in Fall 2019 per CCNE is included under this initial BSN accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for Spring of 2031.
Secondary to the delay in ADN graduates being able to take the NCLEX related to COVID 19, graduates from the associate degree program at Goodwin University only, may be admitted to the RN-BSN track and take NUR 300 and NUR 310 without an RN license. This interim policy became effective for the April 2020 graduates and will remain in place until NCLEX testing centers resume their regular scheduling processes.
The master’s degree program in nursing (MSN, FNP, PMHNP) at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. CCNE last granted accreditation to the master’s degree program in nursing at Goodwin University for 5 years, extending to June 30, 2025. The next on-site evaluation to take place in summer of 2025.
The Respiratory Care Associate in Science program at Goodwin University, program number 200505, located at One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) located at 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690; Phone: 817-283-2835, www.coarc.com. When making inquiries, please refer to program #200505.
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes can be viewed here: coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data