Lincoln College of New England-Southington

2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington,
CT, 06489-1057
Tel: (860)628-4751
1,071 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 1,071 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Lincoln College of New England-Southington is one of 8 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
The nearest community college is Naugatuck Valley Community College (9.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,071 teachers has grown by 72% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,071 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
546 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 525 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 8%
7%
% Black 12%
12%
% White 77%
66%
% Two or more races 2%
2%
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. 0.39
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $19,700 is more than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $19,700 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $19,700 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $19,700 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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