Goshen College

Goshen College

Goshen College was founded as the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts in 1894. In 1903, it relocated to a campus in Goshen, Indiana, and was renamed Goshen College. Its campus currently occupies 135 acres, and the college offers enrollment to more than 1,000 students annually.

Goshen College offers over 30 majors and minors. Various certificate and pre-professional programs of study are available as well. Students can choose from courses in subjects like art, Bible study, religion and philosophy, computer science, nursing, English, music, mathematics, theater, women's studies, and sociology. Several adult education programs are available through the college's Division of Adult and External Studies.

Goshen College sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, tennis, and volleyball teams. Nicknamed the Maple Leafs, the teams compete in the Mid-Central College Conference, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Goshen College
1700 S Main St
Goshen , IN 46526-4794
General Phone: (574) 535-7000

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Goshen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing
Liberal Arts39Spanish language, sign language translation, English, peace and conflict resolution, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Business and Management38business, business management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching23education, special ed, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, ESL instruction
Science20biology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics
Art Studies10art studies
Religion and Philosophy10religion
Media8communication studies
Family and Social Work8social work
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, systems analyst
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Mathematics2mathematics, applied mathematics

Number of programs and degrees for Goshen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23733
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years03
Master's degree01

Goshen Student Body

In 2007-2008, Goshen had a total enrollment of 971 students (969 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 31%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 36%
20-21 37%
22-24 12%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New York1%
New Mexico1%
South Dakota1%
North Carolina1%

Goshen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 33 %

Goshen Room and Board (2007)

Goshen offers campus housing for 829 of its 969 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Goshen, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Goshen Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480650
SAT Math490650
SAT Writing470620
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2128
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT39%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Goshen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,300
Room and board $ 7,400
Room charge $ 3,950
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 890
Other expenses $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Goshen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 179900)

Goshen Faculty

Goshen has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track99
Non-tenured and not on tenure track713

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$60,6608$60,424
Associate professoracademic year10$49,93715$48,411
Assistant professoracademic year5$45,0626$43,968
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year35$55,36830$50,345

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Goshen Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Central College Conference
Baseball Mid-Central College Conference
Track Mid-Central College Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports203151

Goshen Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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