Lincoln College of New England-Southington

2279 Mount Vernon Road
Southington, CT 06489-1057
Tel: (860)628-4751
715 students
Private for-profit
Briarwood College is a private, coeducational residential college that fosters a student-centered philosophy and commitment to lifelong learning. The mission of the College is to provide students with a quality education that promotes the importance of liberal education, the need for critical thinking, good communication skills, a strong work ethic and success in their chosen careers. The College encourages each student to achieve self-worth and confidence, self-discipline, and responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse environment. Briarwood College advocates active student outreach and service to others in local and global communities.
School Highlights
Lincoln College of New England-Southington serves 715 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Lincoln College of New England-Southington is one of 6 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
The nearest community college is Tunxis Community College (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
College Lincoln College of New England-Southington (CT) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 71 staff
71 staff

Student Body

The student population of 715 has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 715 students 2,384 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
# Full-Time Students 451 students
971 students
# Part-Time Students 264 students
1,843 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 204 204
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.65

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $19,700 is more than the state average of $19,400. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $19,700 $19,400
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1966 as the Briarwood Secretarial School, the institution became Briarwood College in 1979. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education. Briarwood's 43-acre campus, nestled at the base of Mount Southington, is approximately 20 miles from downtown Hartford, and is easily accessible to Bradley International Airport. The campus setting, while minutes away from the town and Interstate I-84, projects a picturesque and spacious quality. It is only a few miles from Queen Street, a major local thoroughfare offering numerous shops, restaurants, and services. Nearby is a popular amusement park, Lake Compounce, as well as an 18-hole golf course, fitness center, the Mount Southington ski area, and the headquarters of ESPN, the world leader in sports broadcasting. Our curriculum is structured and scheduled to encourage and facilitate lifelong learning. We offer part-time opportunities, evening classes, on-line courses, an accelerated Saturday College Flex Express option designed for working adults, and a variety of continuing education offerings through our Division of Lifelong Learning. Pool Tournaments, movie nights, International Day, club events, Gold's Gym workouts, holiday festivities and monthly calendars full of on-campus and off-campus activities keep students busy throughout the year.

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Did You Know?
Hartford County, CT community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Hartford County, CT is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.