Mission: Colby-sawyer college is a private, independent, undergraduate college offering 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.
Programs: Colby-sawyer college, founded in 1837, is an independent, four-year, residential, coeducational college. It serves over 1,400 students, representing 22 states and 29 foreign countries. The college has a gross annual budget of $69. 7 million, and an endowment of $39 million. There is a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and average class size is 19. It has 24 liberal arts and pre-professional majors, 23 minor programs and 1 associate degree program. Its 31 buildings are located on 200 acres in new london nh. In the last 20 years, colby-sawyer has grown from 429 students to 1,415. It has completed more than $60 million in new construction and renovation including:1. Academic facilities a. Mercer hall (classrooms) b. Ivey science center (classrooms and laboratories) c. Baker communication center (classrooms, radio station, video studio) d. Harrington career development center e. Frances lockwood bailey graphic design studio (graphics classrooms) f. Windy hill lab school g. Susan colgate cleveland library and learning center2. Five residence halls a. Rooke hall b. Lawson hall c. Danforth hall d. Burpee hall e. Abbey hall3. Lethbridge lodge (student lounge)4. Athletic facilities a. Hogan sports center b. Kelsey athletic fields c. Mercer field d. Sally shaw veitch track and field e. Kelsey tennis courts5. Ware student centercolby-sawyer's primary accreditation is from the new england association of schools and colleges (neasc), through its commission on institutions of higher education. However, colby-sawyer is also accredited by the following:1. Commission on accreditation of athletic training education (caate)2. Commission on collegiate nursing education (ccne)3. New hampshire board of nursing4. State of new hampshire board of education