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
The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), located at 1401 H St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone (202) 232-8777 or, toll-free, (800) 424-2460.
The associate degree in Early Childhood Education and the bachelor's degree in Child Study are both approved programs for the Connecticut State Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC). More information about this credential can be found on the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood website at www.ct.gov/oec.
Program outcome data
Outcome measure #1: The number of program completers
|Academic Year||Number of program completers||% of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion)||% of program completers who were attending part-time1 (at the time of completion)|
1 Part-time status is defined by the institution.
Outcome measure #2: Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education program completion rate
Timeframe for full-time candidates to complete the Early Childhood program(s) included in this Self-Study Report: 2 academic years.
The following table indicates the percentage of full-time candidates completing the program within the program's published timeframe.2
|Academic year in which a fall cohort of full-time candidates enrolled in the program (select three sequential years)||Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe||Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 100% of the published timeframe|
* In the fall 2016 cohort, there were 3 full-time students. One student dropped out, two more graduated: one in 2 years (100%), the third in 3 years (150%).
2 "The Commission defines the published time frame as the number of terms an individual student was actually enrolled in the program. The terms do not have to be consecutive, but the total number of terms must meet the program's expected time frame for completion. University-approved withdrawals (e.g., leaves of absence for reasons of health, maternity/paternity, mission work, military assignment) do not count toward the number of terms a student was enrolled in the program. Students taking longer due to reasons other than university-approved withdrawals (e.g., course repeats, remediation plans) cannot be considered as meeting completion expectations.” Language adapted from the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology, Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association at http://caa.asha.org/news/calculating-program-completion-rates.
Outcome measure #3: Institutional selected data
|Academic Year||Number of graduates||Percentage of graduates employed in the early childhood profession within one year of graduation||Percentage of graduates pursuing further education in the early childhood profession within one year of graduation|
|2019-2020||2||2, 100%||2, 100%|
|2018-2019||3||3, 100%||1, 33%|
|2017-2018||4||3, 75%||3, 75%|
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 not graduate until 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 - Goodwin 2020 results attributed to Lincoln College
|Single Year||School Pass Rate||National Pass Rate||Single Year||School Pass Rate||National Pass Rate|
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 Histologic Science Certificate Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS is an independent nonprofit accrediting agency ensuring the quality and integrity of educational programs that prepare professionals to work in the laboratory. The address for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences is 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Ph: (773) 714-8880 Fax: (773) 714-8886. Web: www.naacls.org.
Reflecting the guidelines set forth by our accrediting body, as of June 30, 2019, 100% of Goodwin University Histotechnician graduates have passed the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Exam. Our 3-year average graduation rate percentage 07/01/16-06/30/19 is 93%. Our 3-year average placement rate percentage 07/01/16-06/30/19 is 96%.
Licensing for Histotechnicians varies by state. Students are encouraged to explore licensing requirements for the state they intend to work in prior to submitting their application for enrollment.
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 2019. 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.
|Cohort||Number of Graduates||Graduation Rate|
Program results from the National Board for Certification (NBCOT) in Occupational Therapy can be found on their website.
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
* Goodwin University's associate degree in Nursing program, offered at our Bridgeport campus location, is pending approval from the CT State Board of Examiners and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm
The NCLEX first-time pass rate for the year May 1, 2020–April 30, 2021, was 87% according to the NCSBN. Program completion rate within 150% of the permissible time frame for the Nursing Program is 91% (September 2020 - August 2021). Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, there were 192 graduates. 100% of the December 2021 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