Quick Facts About Goshen College

Founded in 1894, Goshen College is a private liberal arts college offering best in class undergraduate degree programs, select graduate programs and one of the best study abroad programs in the country.


Location: Goshen, Indiana (pop. 32,000)

Campus135 acres with 19 major buildings, plus a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary 31 miles from campus and a marine biology laboratory in the Florida Keys

Motto: “Culture for Service”

Core Values: Christ-centeredness, passionate learning, servant leadership, compassionate peacemaking and global citizenship

President: Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus

Religious affiliation: Mennonite Church USA and welcoming individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.

Facts About Our Student Body

A group of Goshen College students singing during campus celebration.

One of the best and most important parts of the Goshen College campus is the student body that brings it to life. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, come from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, and places throughout the country and the world.

Undergraduate students: 811
Graduate students: 62
States represented: 31
Countries represented: 32
Students of color or from outside the United States (traditional undergrads): 32%
International students (traditional undergrads): 11%
Percentage of traditional undergrads living on campus: 58%

Religious makeup:
More than 40 denominations
28% Mennonite/Anabaptist
29% Other Protestant
14% Roman Catholic
5% other faith traditions

2019-20 first-year class academic profile:
Average ACT: 25.6
Average SAT (combined math and verbal): 1120.9
Average GPA: 3.6

Facts About Our Classrooms

Goshen college students sitting in a small liberal arts class

As a leader in liberal arts education focusing on international, interdisciplinary, and integrative learning, Goshen College is focused on cultivating each student’s passion for learning and faith-filled global citizenship in any field of study. With small class sizes, undergraduate and graduate academic programs and accredited teaching faculty, our top-ranked liberal arts school offers students the opportunity to grow as people and as global learners.

Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

Undergrad fields of study: 45 majors, 51 minors (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees)

Adult degree programs: on-site and online R.N. to B.S.N (Nursing), on-site Bachelor of Science in Social Work, on-site Bachelor of Science in Communication

Graduate degrees: M.A. in Environmental Education (onsite), M.S. in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner track, onsite), Master of Business Administration (MBA, online), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (online)

Average class size: 23

Teaching faculty profile: 61 full-time, 48 part-time

Accreditation: Goshen College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is classified as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences college by the Carnegie Foundation
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Student Outcomes After Goshen

Two students in graduation caps and gowns at Goshen College graduation

98%: Percent of recent job-seeking graduates who were employed, in school or doing service within one year after graduation

#2: Ranking in the number of graduates going on to earn doctorates among all Indiana institutions when institutional size is taken into account. Nationally, Goshen College ranks 87th out of 262 Carnegie baccalaureate institutions.

#1: Ranking in the number of graduates going on to earn doctorates among Mennonite colleges/universities, with double the number of students going on to earn doctorates than any other institution.

Goshen College was named Indiana Television School of the Year (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017), Indiana Radio School of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019) and Best College Radio Station in the Nation (2011, 2013).

#3: Ranking for Goshen accounting graduates for the CPA exam passing rate in Indiana, and top 12 nationally for a program of our size

92%: First-time licensure (NCLEX-RN) four-year average pass rate for nursing graduates, compared to 85% nationally

92%: Goshen students who applied to medical school in the past five years were accepted

83%: Percent of graduates who finish in four years

Honors, Awards & Rankings

Goshen College is…


A nationally-recognized Christian liberal arts college:

Known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice:

Unique Academic & Co-Curricular Programs

Students participating in Study-Service Term, Goshen’s top-ranked study abroad program
71% of GC students study abroad for 1-3 months.

Study-Service Term

Goshen is home to the #4 nationally-ranked study abroad program — making it one of the best study abroad programs in the country — and one of the few that emphasizes service and complete cultural immersion. Approximately 50% of students study abroad before graduating. Current semester-long locations include China, Ecuador Indonesia, Senegal and Tanzania.

Maple Scholars:

Full-time, stipend summer internship exploring research alongside a professor for students in all programs of study.

Sustainability Leadership Semester:

A problem-based learning experience where students engage real environmental issues of local concern while living and studying at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, a 1,189-acre off-campus environmental education facility.

The Goshen Core:

Sometimes called “General Education” at other schools, this uniquely designed program helps students learn how to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems in a global context. With it, all full-time students receive an iPad to explore, learn and dream.

Cost & Financial Aid Facts

Students doing schoolwork in a campus space at Goshen, one of top-ranked liberal art schools for value

Tuition: $35,940 (2021-22 academic year). Learn more about costs, financial aid and college debt management at Goshen College.

Average package of scholarships and grants: $26,930

Full-time students who receive some form of financial aid: 99%

Goshen College Athletics

Collegiate athletic at Goshen include soccer teams, shown here being supported by other students
Affiliation: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Conference: Crossroads League
Mascot: Maple Leafs
Colors: Purple, white
Varsity sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball
Scholar-Athletes: Over the past five years, Goshen College has produced more than 250 NAIA Scholar-Athletes (juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale).
Visit Goshen’s official athletic site for official Maple Leafs athletic news, scores and schedules.

Campus Life

Goshen students gathered for a night time event on the college campus

Clubs and organizations: 30+ different ways to connect

Music ensembles: Chamber Choir, Lavender Jazz, Vox Profundi Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Voice of the Earth, Wind Symphony

Theater opportunities: Full-length mainstage shows, one-acts, operas, peace plays, senior recitals

Faith opportunities: Chapel, Campus Worship Night, Interfaith Club, Taizé prayer service, Hymn Club, Parables traveling worship team, Prayer Week, small group Bible study, summer ministry internships, Table Grace, Unity (informal worship hour)

Intramural sports: Basketball, kickball, outdoor/indoor soccer, sand/indoor volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, badminton, Wiffle ball