Lincoln College of New England-Southington

2279 Mount Vernon Road
Southington, CT 06489-1057
Tel: (860)628-4751
  • 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 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
  • 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.
Lincoln College of New England-Southington(CT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty71 staff71 staff
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 715 has declined by 35% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment715 students2,814 students
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:122:1
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students451 students971 students
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students264 students1,843 students
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Enrollment Breakdown CT All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
204204
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
1%
3%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
9%
16%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
17%
13%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Black (2007-2016)
% White
58%
53%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
11%
12%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.610.66
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$35,100
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,940 is more than the state average of $18,380. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,940$18,380
Lincoln College of New England-Southington In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%78%
Lincoln College of New England-Southington % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,135$5,500
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,398$4,400
Lincoln College of New England-Southington Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,238 per year for in-state students and $15,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut 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 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.