Mitchell College

Mitchell College

Mitchell College was established on September 14, 1938, as the New London Junior College. In 1950, the school was given its current name in honor of its benefactor, Alfred Mitchell. The campus of this private, liberal arts college is spread across 68 acres of land in New London, Connecticut.

Mitchell College awards Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. A number of certificate programs are also available. Courses are offered in business administration, communication, criminal justice, early childhood studies, liberal and professional studies, and sport and fitness management, among others.

The athletics department of Mitchell College fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, lacrosse, softball, sailing, soccer, and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed the Mariners, and they compete in the New England Collegiate Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

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Mitchell College
437 Pequot Ave
New London , CT 06320
General Phone: (860) 701-5000

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Mitchell College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts49liberal arts and sciences, social studies
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and safety, security and protective services
Business and Management23business management, accounting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Education and Teaching14elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education
Family and Social Work8family studies
Therapy and Counseling8psychology, clinical social work
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Hospitality0hospitality management
Science0marine biology
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Media0media studies

Number of programs and degrees for Mitchell College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree11512
Associate's degree3315

Mitchell College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mitchell College had a total enrollment of 894 students (810 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 11%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 44%
20-21 29%
22-24 14%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

New York13%
New Jersey5%
Rhode Island3%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%

Mitchell College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 71 %

Mitchell College Room and Board (2007)

Mitchell College offers campus housing for 575 of its 810 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Mitchell College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,358
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,358
Room and board $ 10,977
Room charge $ 5,708
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,269
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 2,700

Financial Aid:
Mitchell College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 139300)

Mitchell College Faculty

Mitchell College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*1*
Associate professoracademic year5$63,4344$65,900
Assistant professoracademic year9$59,60113$57,186
All faculty totalacademic year16$62,65818$59,682

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

Mitchell College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6814

Mitchell College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, Other

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Psychology, General

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Mitchell College Highlights

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What Sets Mitchell College Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 16%Mitchell College Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 16%Mitchell College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 16%Mitchell College % of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 18%Mitchell College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 19%Mitchell College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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