Mitchell College

New London, CT

Mitchell College

New London, CT

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New England's Best Kept Secret

If you haven’t visited Mitchell College yet, book it
On the beautiful Connecticut coastline, in a small city with huge opportunities, one college is truly unlike any other. And you’re going to want to see it in person. 

How are we doing it?
At Mitchell College, we recognize that the jobs of the future haven’t been created yet. In fact, as the pace of change continues to accelerate, today’s graduates need to learn one thing well: the ability to adapt. 

That’s what we teach
Through the innovative Mitchell Ability Model, students learn the essential skills that last a lifetime: the abilities to communicate, analyze, interact, and empathize. 

It’s about employability 
Through creative, high-interest courses; support for differing learning styles; and opportunities to practice the seven essential abilities they learn, students emerge with skills that are essential to a lifetime of employability and personal success. We see potential in all our students. And we will see yours too.

Core and explore
At Mitchell, students learn core information about a field of endeavor with room to explore other interests and concentrations, providing the flexibility and transferability essential to tomorrow’s job market.

Our mission to celebrate and develop the power of unique minds fosters an appreciation of the different talents everyone brings to the table and prepares students to collaborate in a diverse workplace and global society. 

Transitioning can be tough—but Mitchell makes it easier
We’ve thought through transitions from every angle.

Into college
For all first-year students, our First Year Experience program eases your transition into college, sets the foundation for success, and helps you get connected inside and outside the classroom. For many students, accessing one of our unparalleled Living & Learning Support Programs is key. 

For first-year Mitchell students who are ready for a full course load but would like the extra support of a residential cohort to build additional social and coping skills, we offer the Mystic program. Students in the Mystic cohort have access to professional residential advisors who provide in-depth support, communication, and skills-building opportunities.

For students who aren’t quite ready for a full course load and would benefit from a highly supportive “on-ramp” to college, we offer Thames at Mitchell. Thames offers deeper individualized academic and social support for students with learning differences and those seeking additional college preparation—all on the Mitchell College campus.

Through college
Our centralized, professional advising team supports each student as a whole person, connecting you to campus life, clubs, performing arts, academic support, and more. All students have access to core support programs, including free professional tutoring.

For students with learning differences and attention deficit disorders, the nationally recognized Bentsen Learning Center offers comprehensive academic support focused on the teaching and application of learning strategies for college and beyond. 

Into a career
Whether your next step is grad school or a career, Mitchell’s pioneering four-year career immersion model links coursework to a career—from your first day on campus. Working one-on-one with our career specialists, you’ll cultivate a compelling résumé, practice interviewing skills, and get behind the scenes with tours and job shadowing opportunities. Then you’ll apply your learning at an on-campus career lab or internship with one of Mitchell’s more than 40 professional community partners.

Through flexible pacing
Mitchell College also helps with the transition by meeting students where they are and how they learn. Students pace themselves with two sessions per semester: a 12-week multi-course session followed by a break, then a three-week concentrated single-course session. Three additional 10-day Mini-Mester concentrated sessions—January, May, and June—offer even more flexibility in pacing, from steady progress to a sprint—or a little of both. 


Established in 1938, Mitchell College is a four-year, coeducational, private, independent, residential liberal arts college in New London, Connecticut.

Our Division III athletics program boasts winning teams, including a baseball team that has produced the highest win percentage in New England over the last five years and ranks fourth nationally in the category. 

NCAA teams: Baseball, basketball (m,w), cross-country (m,w), golf, lacrosse (m,w), soccer (m,w), softball, volleyball

Comprehensive “Living & Learning” academic and social support programs for students with learning differences and ADHD

Honors program

Performing Arts program, including opportunities with a resident professional theater company and select chorus

Student body: Average of 675 students on campus; 58% male, 42% female; 36% students of color; 68% of all full-time students living on campus; 100% of graduates completing at least one professional internship or career lab experience; 95% of all degree-seeking students receiving need- or merit-based financial aid

Average class size: 14 students

Campus: 68-acre campus with two private beaches; adjacent to 26-acre Mitchell Woods; located in a residential neighborhood of a small city rich in history and the arts

Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education


Human Services
Behavioral Sciences/Psychology
Criminal Process
Human Development & Family Studies

Leadership & Business Management
Communication (Graphic Design/Video Production, Performance & Technology)
Hospitality & Tourism
Sport Management

Environmental Science
Health Science
Marine Biology

Teaching & Learning
Early Childhood Studies(with optional Teacher Certification)
Liberal & Professional Studies
Physical Education & Sport Fitness

8 Ways to Visit, Tailored to Your Interests...
Traditional Visit
Living & Learning Support Visit 
Thames Visit
Athletics Visit
Performing Arts Visit
Transfer Visit 
Open House
Shadow Day

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