Sawyer School

Overview of Sawyer School

Sawyer School is located in Pawtucket, RI (a large suburb). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Sawyer School is the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Sawyer School is known for its programs in medical adminstration.

Sawyer School Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school.

Student Body

Sawyer School had 750 enrolled students in 2007-2008. The school has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at Sawyer School are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of The Sawyer School is to enhance the ability of students enrolled and to improve their quality of life through career education. The fundamental purpose of The Sawyer School is to provide specialized vocational training by blending educational and career-related atmospheres so that students may develop marketable skills in the shortest possible time. The School's objective is to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to secure successful and financially rewarding careers. In today's business world, technological and procedural changes occur at ever-escalating rates. It is The Sawyer School's intent to become aware of employers' needs and to gear curricula to meet them. The school's recognition of these demands has led to the development of educational programs that concentrate on areas relevant to meeting vocational goals and employers' expectations."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Sawyer School

Sawyer School
101 Main St
Pawtucket , RI 02860
General Phone: (401) 272-8400

Sawyer School Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Administration184medical secretary
Business and Management46MIS, management information systems
Medical Support and Technology10medical assistant
Hospitality0travel services

Number of programs and degrees for Sawyer School in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2405

Sawyer School Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sawyer School had a total enrollment of 750 students (1,238 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 15%
Black 29%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 20%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 14%
20-21 21%
22-24 21%
25-29 19%
30-34 10%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Sawyer School Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 49%

Sawyer School Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Sawyer School Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Sawyer School participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1115900)

Sawyer School Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

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Sawyer School Highlights

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What Sets Sawyer School Apart:

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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Minority % of student body
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