Colby-Sawyer College Fast Facts

Colby-Sawyer College Mission Statement

Colby-Sawyer College is a private, independent college offering undergraduate and graduate educational programs based in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to prepare students for their professions and lives of ongoing learning. Faculty, staff and students strive for excellence in the college's engaged teaching and learning community to foster students' academic, intellectual, and personal growth. The college prepares students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon, a dynamic, diverse, and interdependent world. Colby-Sawyer College was founded as an academy in 1837 and has been engaged in higher education since 1928.

The mission was adopted by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 16, 2015.

All Colby-Sawyer College students will:
  • learn and use a broad body of knowledge, with depth in their major fields
  • enrich and deepen their self-knowledge
  • think creatively and critically
  • communicate and interact effectively
  • act ethically and professionally
  • understand and employ multiple perspectives.
Profile
Background
  • Founded in 1837
  • Accredited by the
  • Approved by the
    • N.H. Department of Education, Division of Higher Education — Higher Education Commission
Setting
  • Located in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire 90 minutes north of Boston, 60 minutes south of the White Mountains and 3.5 hours south of Montreal
  • 33 buildings on 200 acres; Georgian, brick, Colonial architecture
Enrollment (fall 2017)
  • 1,043 undergraduates: 989 matriculated, 13 graduate, 41 online, representing 30 states and 16 countries
  • 70% women; 30% men
  • 5% international
  • Student to faculty ratio is 9:1
  • Average class size is 14
  • First year 2016 retention rate is 73.2%
  • Entering 2012 class graduation rate is 53.75% in 4 years

(IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) survey data definitions are adopted for these statistics unless otherwise noted.)

Financial
  • Colby-Sawyer Fund: $1.57 million (2014-15)
  • Annual budget: $64.65 million for FY 2015-2016
  • Endowment: $38.4 million (6/30/2015)
  • Average Graduate Debt (2014-2015)(federal loans): $20,252*
Licensure and Board Exam Pass Rates:
  • Athletic Training Program, Exercise and Sport Sciences Department
  • Nursing Program
    • 2017 NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) Passing Rate: 100% Passed on First-Attempt – higher than state and national averages
Technology
  • Student: college-provided computer ratio is 4.5:1
  • Students who bring computers to campus: 97%
  • Wired and wireless internet access throughout the campus
  • Extensive access to technological and electronic resources
Programs of Academic Study
20 Majors; 26 Minors
  • American Studies (m)
  • Art History (m)
  • Art – Studio Art (M, m)
  • Athletic Training (M)
  • Biology (M, m)
  • Business Administration (M, m)
  • Chemistry (m)
  • Child Development (M, m)
  • Communication Studies (M, m)
  • Creative Writing & Literature (M)
  • Crime and Legal Studies (M) fall 2018
  • Education (m)
  • English (m)
  • Environmental Science (M)
  • Environmental Studies (M, m)
  • Exercise Science (M)
  • Film Studies (m)
  • Graphic Design (M, m)
  • Health Care Management (m)
  • Health Studies (m)
  • History (m)
  • History & Political Studies (M)
  • International Studies (m)
  • Legal Studies (m)
  • Mathematics (m)
  • Nursing (M)
  • Philosophy (m)
  • Political Studies (m)
  • Psychology (M, m)
  • Public Health (M)
  • Self-Designed (M)
  • Sociology (M, m)
  • Sport Management (M)
  • Sustainability Studies (M, m)
  • Women’s & Gender Studies
  • Writing (m)
Certificate Program
  • Coaching
Master of Science in Nursing Degree
Online Degree Programs
  • Liberal Arts Associate Degree
  • R.N. to B.S. Degree
Academic Departments
  • Business Administration
  • Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Social Sciences and Education


Fees (2018—2019)
  • Tuition: $41,598
  • Room and Board: $14,264
  • Mandatory Fees: $800
Financial Assistance (Winter 2017)

Approximately 96% of full-time undergraduate students enrolled for fall 2017 received institutional aid and of those students, the average institutional aid amount for the 2017–18 academic year was $27,990.

Faculty and Staff (Fall 2017)
  • Total employees: 288 (245 full-time, 43 part-time)
  • Total faculty: 107
  • Full-time faculty: 60 (75% with terminal degrees)
  • 80% of classes taught by full-time and pro-rata faculty
  • 47 adjunct instructors
Student Activities
Special Programs and Services
  • Wesson Honors Program
  • International Student Programs/English as a Second Language
  • Internships: 99% of the Class of 2017 completed one or more internships
  • Learning and Tutorial Services
  • Study Abroad
Intercollegiate Sports NCAA Division III
Women and Men
  • Equestrian
Women
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby (2018 – 19)
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball
Men
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Equestrian
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball
Member
  • North Atlantic Conference (NAC) 2017 – 18 final year
  • Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) 2018 – 19
  • Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)/ Swimming and Diving 2017 – 18
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)Division III
  • Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)
  • Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA)

Team Name: Chargers

Mascot: Charging horse

Colors: Royal blue and white

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Contact Information
Main Telephone

(603) 526-3000

Admissions Telephone

(603) 526-3700
(800) 272-1015 (toll free in the U.S.)

Admissions Email

admissions@colby-sawyer.edu

Alumni/Development Telephone

(603) 526-3426

Fax

(603) 526-3452

Web Address

colby-sawyer.edu

Mailing Information

Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257-7835