Quick Facts About Goshen College
Location: Goshen, Indiana (pop. 32,000)
Campus: 135 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
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: 800
Graduate students: 70
States represented: 34
Countries represented: 26
Students of color (traditional undergrads): 43%
International students (traditional undergrads): 6%
Percentage of undergrads living on campus: 60%
Percentage of students who study abroad: 80%
More than 40 denominations
28% Other Protestant
13% Roman Catholic
5% other faith traditions
2016-17 first-year class profile:
Average ACT: 25.1
Average SAT (combined math and verbal): 1040
Average GPA: 3.52
Facts About Our Classrooms
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: 40 majors, 49 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
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)
Classes with fewer than 30 students: 92%
Teaching faculty profile: 70 full-time, 36 part-time
Student Outcomes After Goshen
91%: Percent of job-seeking graduates from the class of 2016 who were employed 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) and Best College Radio Station in the Nation (2011, 2013).
#3: Ranking for Goshen accounting graduates for the CPA exam passing rate in Indiana in 2014, 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…
- One of the Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges (Kiplinger)
- One of the Best Bangs for Your Buck (Washington Monthly) and Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report) among Midwest colleges
- One of the top 10 Christian colleges with lowest debt burden (Christian Universities Online)
A nationally-recognized Christian liberal arts college:
- #3 among Top National Baccalaureate Colleges (Washington Monthly)
- #5 among Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report)
- One of America’s top colleges (Forbes)
- One of the country’s top liberal arts colleges for graduation rates and bachelor’s to Ph.Ds (Washington Monthly)
- One of the top 3 Best Christian Universities in the U.S. (Outstanding Colleges Online) and top 5 Best Christian Colleges (Theology Degrees Online)
- One of the best colleges for nursing in Indiana (Nurse’s Journal)
Known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice:
- One of the top 5 colleges nationwide for most students studying abroad (U.S. News & World Report)
- One of the top liberal arts colleges for most international students (U.S. News & World Report)
- #5 most globally-minded college (Christian Science Monitor)
- Recognized by the Princeton Review and Sierra Club as one of the country’s Greenest Colleges
Unique Academic & Co-Curricular Programs
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 80% of students study abroad before graduating. Current locations include China, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania.
Full-time, stipend summer internship exploring research alongside a professor for students in all programs of study.
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.
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
Tuition: $33,200 (2017-18 academic year). Learn more about costs, financial aid and college debt management at Goshen College.
Average package of scholarships and grants: $24,682
Full-time students who receive some form of financial aid: 99%
Goshen College costs 6 percent less than the national average for private colleges.
Goshen College Athletics
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 235 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.
Clubs and organizations: 30+ different ways to connect
Music ensembles: Chamber Choir, Lavender Jazz, Men’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Women’s World Music Choir, All-Campus Band, Voices-n-Harmony Gospel Choir
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