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
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 2019

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

  • 855 undergraduates: 837 matriculated, 4 graduate, 21 online, representing 31 states and 9 countries
  • 70% women; 30% men
  • 2% international
  • Student to faculty ratio is 8:1
  • Average class size is 11
  • First year 2018 retention rate is 71%
  • Entering 2015 class graduation rate is 54.8% in 4 years
2019 Graduate Job Placement

The data in this section is based on the Class of 2019 Graduates from Feb. 2019 – Dec 2019

  • Of our 209 graduating students in the Class of 2019, the data in this report based on 78 completed graduate surveys and additional data collected from professional social media site (primarily LinkedIn) on 87 additional graduates, therefore, providing data on a total of 165 graduates
  • 96% of our alumni are employed, 11% are in graduate school; 98% Employed and/or in Graduate School (as there is overlap between the two)
  • 91% of alumni employed are working in an industry directly or somewhat directly related to their major
  • 59% of alumni were offered a job from their experiential learning site (internship, clinical or field experience site), this does not assume they accepted those offers
  • Of those employed, 25% are working in their experiential learning site
Financial
  • Colby-Sawyer Fund: $1.04 million (FY2019-20)
  • Annual budget: $51.8 million (FY2019-20)
  • Endowment: $39.8 million (6/30/2020)
Licensure and Board Exam Pass Rates:
  • Athletic Training Program, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Nursing Program
    • 2020 NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) Passing Rate: 97.14% passed on first-attempt – higher than the national averages.
    • See nursing program pass rate data
Technology
  • Student: college-provided computer ratio is 4.5:1
  • Students who bring computers to campus: 97%
  • Internet access available on main campus
  • Extensive access to technological and electronic resources

Programs of Academic Study

22 Majors; 20 Minors
  • Accounting & Finance (m)
  • Addiction Studies (M)
  • Art – Studio Art (M, m)
  • Biology (M, m)
  • Business Administration (M, m)
  • Chemistry (m)
  • Child Development (M, m)
  • Child Development Education Prep (M)
  • Child Psychology (m)
  • Contemporary Marketing (m)
  • Counseling & Substance Abuse (m)
  • Creative & Professional Writing (M)
  • Crime & Legal Studies (M)
  • Education (m)
  • Entrepreneurship (m)
  • Environmental Science (M)
  • Environmental Studies (M, m)
  • Exercise Science (M)
  • Exercise Science with Athletic Training Prep (M)
  • Graphic Design (M, m)
  • Health Care Management (m)
  • Health Science (M)
  • Health Studies (m)
  • Healthcare Administration (M)
  • History (m)
  • History & Political Studies (M)
  • Legal Studies (m)
  • Medical Lab Science (M)
  • Nursing (M)
  • Political Studies (m)
  • Psychology (M, m)
  • Public Health (M)
  • Self-Designed (M)
  • Social Work (M)
  • Sociology (M, m)
  • Sport Management (M)
  • Sustainability (m)
  • Women’s & Gender Studies (m)
  • Writing (m)
Certificate Program
  • Coaching
Master of Science in Nursing Degree (3 tracks)
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Management & Executive Leadership
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Online Degree Programs
  • Health Science Associate Degree
  • RN (Registered Nurse) to BS Degree
  • RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) to BS Degree

Academic Schools

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business & Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Fees 2020-21

Annual Direct Cost
  • Tuition: $44,130
  • Room and Board: $15,428
  • Mandatory Fees: $800
  • Total: $60,358
Part-Time Tuition

Tuition is assessed on a per-credit bases when students take less than twelve credits each semester

  • $1,471 per-credit
Online R.N. to BS in Nursing courses and
RRT to BSRT courses
  • $300.00 per-credit
  • Technology fee: $10 per-credit
Masters of Science in Nursing Program (MSN)
  • $575 per-credit for Dartmouth Hitchcock Employees and affiliates
  • $600 per-credit for non-affiliated
  • Technology fee: $10 per-credit
Summer online Courses
  • $300 per-credit
  • Technology fee: $10 per-credit
Summer Internship
  • $300 minimum charge
  • Additional $150 per-credit beyond 1 credit

Financial Assistance

100% of full-time undergraduate students enrolled for 2019-20 received institutional aid and of those students, the average institutional aid amount for the 2019-20 academic year was $28,839.

Faculty and Staff

Fall 2020
  • Total employees: 340 (220 FT, 120 PT)
  • Total faculty: 96
  • Full-time faculty: 45 (73% with terminal degree)
  • 57% of classes taught by full-time faculty
  • 51 adjunct professors

Student Activities

Special Programs and Services

  • Wesson Honors Program
  • Internships: 99% of the Class of 2019 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
  • 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

  • Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)Division III
  • Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA)
  • Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA)
  • National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA)

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