Thomas College is a small private college of about 1,000 students in Waterville, Maine.
Thomas College is a small private college of about 1,000 students in Waterville, Maine. With roots in business, Thomas has expanded its areas of undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from Computer Science and Education to Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology.
With an average of 18 students per class, you get customized learning from professors who know and care about you—making you more likely to succeed.
Our courses are designed with workforce needs in mind, so you gain meaningful skills and experiences that employers want.
Ninety-four percent of Thomas graduates have a job within 90 days of graduation. This is attributed to the relevant education, internship opportunities, and career services they receive while at Thomas.
Thomas College knows that higher education is an investment. That’s why we offer a three-year program, called the Kiest-Morgan Scholar Program, for qualifying students that saves students at least 25% of the total cost of college. Students who are a part of the Kiest-Morgan program take extra courses during the semester and enroll in specially designed online courses over the summer that allow them to accelerate their degree.
Thomas College also offers an Accelerated MBA program, which allows students to complete their MBA in 10 months. The program is designed to advance you into a leadership role in less time.
These programs save our students money by allowing them to complete their degrees in less time and getting them into their careers to make money sooner.
We guarantee your first job after college. Thomas sets itself apart from other colleges with our Guaranteed Job Program. We’re so confident in the relevance of our students’ education that we can guarantee they will find a job within six months of graduation.
In this one-of-a-kind program, you’ll work with our Professional and Career Development Office throughout your collegiate career to take steps that have been proven to succeed in landing your first job. If you do your part and still don’t land a job related to your major within six months of graduation, we’ll either make your monthly federal student loan payments for you, or you can start a Thomas master’s degree program for free.
We guarantee your tuition won’t increase—and you’ll graduate on time. If you work hard, we’ll work hard to keep costs down. If you maintain a 3.8 GPA, your tuition won’t go up next year. You can count on it.
It’s no secret that college costs can be wildly unpredictable. In fact, right now most students at private colleges can estimate that tuition will go up almost 6% every year. At public colleges, costs will rise an average of 11% each year—and many schools can’t guarantee that you’ll graduate on time.
At Thomas we guarantee we’ll offer all of the courses you need to graduate in time, so you can get out in the workforce sooner.
We guarantee professional and career development services…for life. Thomas College prepares students for success, and the Office of Professional and Career Development plays an essential role in doing just that. From the beginning of your time at Thomas, we’ll work with you one-on-one to discover your interests and talents. We’ll help you integrate your experiences into a meaningful life and the career of your dreams. Professional and Career Development is a lifelong benefit for Thomas graduates. We’ll always be here when you need us.
We guarantee golf. It is well known in the business world that a lot of business networking and negotiating happens on the golf course. Thomas College wants to make sure students can play—so they are ready for any type of work environment. That’s why we guarantee golf lessons to senior and graduate students.
Over the course of six weeks, students learn golf rules, etiquette, club usage, and the networking aspect of the game. A final nine-hole wrap-up scramble is held during Homecoming and Family Weekend at Pine Ridge Golf Course, with students, faculty, staff, and alumni participants
The Center for Innovation in Education
In response to the ever-changing world of technology and the way we educate our children, Thomas College has recently changed how its students are trained as teachers.
In the fall of 2015, Thomas College finished construction of the Center for Innovation in Education, a state-of-the-art classroom and co-working space designed to give students the ideal environment to learn and practice the skills required of tomorrow’s educators.
Backed by an investment from the Lunder Foundation, the Center for Innovation in Education will add programs, technology, and training methods with the specific goal of preparing teachers for technology-rich approaches.
The Center for Innovation in Education is re-envisioning teacher education that supports digital learning, STEAM, and proficiency-based learning in an adaptive environment that reflects a contemporary instructional approach.
Through the Center for Innovation in Education, Thomas College will help future teachers embed certain practices into their classrooms once they enter the field.
Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education: experiencing the art and science of teaching through creative innovation.
To learn more about Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education, visit thomas.edu/cie.
• Arts & Sciences/General Studies
• Business & Management*
• Computer & Technology*
• Criminal Justice*
• Political Science*
• Accelerated MBA
• Accelerated MBA—Accounting
• Master’s in Business
• Master’s in Education
* Three-year degree options available