About Us


Goodwin College was founded in 1999 with the goal of transforming the former Data Institute, a small business technology training center, into a regional force for economic development and educational access. Founder Mark Scheinberg led the nonprofit college as it earned accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission in Higher Education (now the New England Commission of Higher Education).

Within its first ten years, Goodwin College reached an impressive list of milestones, including the development of one of Connecticut’s leading nursing programs, approval to offer bachelor’s degrees, and the construction of a new campus on the Connecticut River in East Hartford. Built on a remediated brownfield, the campus is often cited as the standard for smart growth and has won a host of design and environmental awards, including Project of the Year from the Northeastern Economic Developers Association, the leading economic development organization in the northeast.

Goodwin has developed a wide range of business, management, and advanced manufacturing programs and expanded its efforts to collaborate with regional employers and other educational organizations. Unique to the College's outreach are the early college partnerships it has formed with school districts throughout the state to afford high school students access to specialized career training.

The Health and Natural Sciences department has grown significantly in the past few years with the addition of the Dental Hygiene, Vision Care Technology, and Funeral Service programs. A dental clinic and vision retail dispensary on Main Street are open to students, employees, and the public.

Also adding to campus growth are the sustainability-themed Connecticut River Academy, the Reggio-Emilia-based Riverside Magnet School, and Kid Care, the College's center for the care of children whose parents are in class.

In 2017, Goodwin launched its first master’s degree programs:  Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Goodwin has made a priority of “empowering hard-working students to become sought-after employees.” Of over 3,000 students, more than half are first-generation college students, with a large representation of female students and students of color. The College’s career-focused programs lead to strong employment outcomes for its graduates, making it a vital economic force in the state.


The Admissions and Administrative Offices are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Toll free telephone 1-800-889-3282
Direct Fax (860) 291-9550
Web Site www.goodwin.edu

Direct Telephone Numbers:

General Information (860) 528-4111
Directions to campus (860) 528-4111
Academics/Registrar (860) 727-6708
Business Office (860) 727-6784
Financial Aid (860) 727-6723
International Programs (860) 913-2227
Library (860) 727-6782
Repayment Solutions (860) 913-2125
Academic Departments:
General Education (860) 913-2182
Health and Natural Science (860) 727-6781
Nursing (860) 727-6911
Social and Educational Sciences (860) 913-2079
Business, Management, and
Advanced Manufacturing
(860) 913-2038