Colby-Sawyer College Fast Facts

Colby-Sawyer College Mission Statement

To offer undergraduate and graduate educational programs based in the liberal arts and health, social, and natural sciences, with a focus on vocational exploration and experiential learning, which prepare students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon a dynamic, diverse, and interdependent world. Engaged robust partnerships will support students’ academic, intellectual, personal and professional growth, align with workforce development needs, and enhance individual and community well-being and resilience.

The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees in Oct. 2021.

College 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
  • 35 buildings on 200 acres; Georgian, brick, Colonial architecture
Enrollment Fall 2021

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

  • 833 undergraduates: 825 matriculated, 50 graduate, 113 online, representing 31 states and 8 countries
  • 72% women; 28% men
  • 2% international
  • Student to faculty ratio is 17:1
  • Average class size is 19
  • First year 2020 retention rate is 68%
  • Entering 2017 class graduation rate is 57% in 4 years
2021 Job Placement

Of our 176 graduating students in the Class of 2021, the data in this report based on 75 completed graduate surveys and additional data collected from professional social media site (primarily LinkedIn) on 63 additional graduates, therefore, providing data on a total of 138 graduates.

  • 88% of our alumni are employed, 19% are in graduate school; 99% Employed and/or in Graduate School (as there is overlap between the two)
  • 74% of alumni employed are working in an industry directly or somewhat directly related to their major
  • 54% 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, 14% are working in their experiential learning site

Survey delivered Oct., 2021, data collected Nov. 2021 through Feb. 2022, survey reflects an overlap in time as we gradually return to normal academic procedures and social/community events post pandemic.

Financial
  • Colby-Sawyer Fund: $1,026,028 (FY2020-21)
  • Annual budget: $52,879,580 (FY2020-21)
  • Endowment: $62,446,042 (6/30/2021)
Licensure and Board Exam Pass Rates:
  • Athletic Training Program, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Nursing Program
    • 2021 NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) Passing Rate: 95% passed on first-attempt – higher than the New Hampshire and 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 and in college houses
  • 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)
  • Nutrition & Food Studies (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 Programs
  • Coaching
  • Nursing Post-Master’s (online)
Graduate Programs
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Management & Executive Leadership
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Online Degree Programs
  • Health Science Associate Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
  • RN (Registered Nurse) to Bachelor of Science
  • RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) to Bachelor of Science

Academic Schools

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

Current Tuition Fees

See Cost of Tuition & Due Dates

Financial Assistance

100% of traditional full-time undergraduate students enrolled for 2020-21 received institutional aid and of those students, the average institutional aid amount for the 2020-21 academic year was $33,293.

Faculty and Staff

Fall 2021

  • Total employees: 352 (226 FT, 126 PT)
  • Total faculty: 107
  • Full-time faculty: 51 (73% with terminal degree)
  • 55% of classes taught by full-time faculty
  • 56 adjunct professors

Student Activities

Special Programs and Services

  • Wesson Honors Program
  • BOLD Women’s Leadership Network
  • Internships: 99% of the Class of 2021 completed one or more internships
  • The Student Learning Collaborative — writing consultation 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
colby-sawyerathletics.com

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

Alumni/Development Email
alumni@colby-sawyer.edu
giving@colby-sawyer.edu

Web Address
colby-sawyer.edu

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