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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

About Us

Goodwin University is proud of its remarkable legacy of creating educational opportunities for the past quarter of a century. It has grown from a business technology training center, to an accredited baccalaureate college, to a re-imagined, community-based university comprising three schools of academic focus: the School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Business, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing, and the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Goodwin has reached an impressive series of milestones, including the creation of one of Connecticut’s leading nursing programs, the development of robust advanced manufacturing and continuing education programs, approval to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and the development of a vibrant campus and neighborhood along the Connecticut River. Adding to campus life is the ever-growing Goodwin Magnet School System, which includes the Riverside Magnet School (pre-K to grade five) and the Connecticut River Academy (grades six to 12). Also in the planning stages, as of this writing, is the Industry 5.0 Technical High School for emerging technologies.

In 2021, the University formalized its association with University of Bridgeport by bringing it under the Goodwin umbrella as an independent, nonprofit organization with its own board of trustees. By expanding its geographical influence to the southern part of Connecticut, Goodwin has taken a monumental step forward in creating new educational opportunities for students and in creating workforce development that will benefit the state for future generations.

Central to the Goodwin mission, first and foremost, is service to students. In that spirit, Goodwin has embraced Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as its central teaching philosophy, removing traditional obstacles to learning and re-thinking the ways that all learners are able to demonstrate their knowledge and comprehension. UDL has proven incredibly successful, leading to the establishment of the Goodwin Institute for Learning Innovation, with schools nationwide looking to the University for visionary thinking in education.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement

Goodwin University works towards an inclusive learning environment where all members of the Goodwin community are treated with respect and dignity. We strive towards universally designed learning environments that are equitable and inclusive. We work to denounce discrimination of any form and maintain a collaborative community with an awareness of global perspectives on social justice.