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Goshen College


Goshen College was founded in 1894 as the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts, a private preparatory school to provide the opportunity for Mennonite and other young people to further their education. Soon afterwards, the Mennonite Church took over its operation, and by 1903 the school so flourished that new facilities were needed.


  • Discover 40 undergraduate major degree programs and 47 minor programs offered at Goshen College. 
  • Masters & Doctoral Programs in Business Administration, Environmental Education, Nursing.


98% of job-seeking graduates were employed, in grad school or in service within one year of graduation

Student services

The Goshen College Student Senate is recognized by the Goshen College Student Association, faculty, staff and administration as the official body for protecting student rights and advocating for their interests, increasing the quality of students’ educational and academic experience, upholding the core values of the college in all areas of student life, facilitating communication between students and administration, recognizing and funding student organizations, and representing the student body in college board meetings and in all official college business.

Housing services

  • The residence halls are often the place where students first meet friends, come together as a group with other students and begin to feel a sense of belonging. All full-time single students younger than 25 are welcome to live in one of four traditional residence halls. Each hall houses men and women on separate floors.
  • Apartments offer increased independence and flexibility within the campus context. Each student apartment on Goshen’s campus has its own kitchen, living area, bathroom and separate bedrooms, while some feature unique lofts and spiral staircases. This option is available for older students.

Library services

The Harold and Wilma Good Library sustains the Goshen College curriculum by providing quality sources, services, and instruction to cultivate intellectual inquiry and information literacy. 

ICT services

Goshen College is home to a cutting edge technology environment that supports and enhances teaching, learning, research and publishing. We are committed to service-oriented computing and continuous improvement of our technology infrastructure.

Medical services


  • Choice of eight clinicians, six of whom are medical doctors and GC alums
  • Expanded clinical services and procedures based on need
  • “Phone RN” for assessment and counsel
  • 24-hour clinician support in times of more severe need and assessment
  • Electronic medical record management and access
  • Bilingual services
  • Medical record management through the Health Services Office

Campus life

Goshen College seeks to create a strong on-campus student experience with opportunities and services. We know that students are better able to integrate into campus and complete their degree at Goshen College if they live and work on campus.

Our mission is to provide a safe and hospitable living space for students where our facilities, programs, and services inspire academic achievement, spiritual growth, inclusive communities, and engaging opportunities.

Sports facilities

  • Outdoor co-ed soccer
  • Co-ed volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Indoor soccer
  • Sand volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Kickball
  • Wiffle ball

Student clubs

  • Pokemon Go
  • Pre-Law Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • The Record
  • Regarding Justice Network (Re:JN)
  • RP-GC
  • Rocket League
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

  • Goshen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is classified as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences college by the Carnegie Foundation.
  • Goshen College is authorized by the Indiana Office of Educator Licensing and Development and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for the preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers.

Goshen, Indiana, United States

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