|Type||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Location||Wilmington, Delaware, USA|
|Campus||suburban 24 acres (97,000 m2)|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||NCAA Division II|
|Sports||10 Varsity Teams|
Goldey–Beacom College is a private, regionally accredited, non-profit college located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware, United States. The college was founded in 1886 and since then took pride in its heritage of over 125 years in higher education. Its setting is suburban with the campus size of 24 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar and the College is authorized to award certificates/diplomas, associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. It has a community with a global perspective, with alumni from 65 nations and 28 of the United States.
Goldey–Beacom College ranked 148th in the U.S. News & World Report academic rankings, while being ranked 271st in student-athlete graduation rates. In addition, the Lightning ranked 224th in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. Goldey-Beacom was one of four schools from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to be named in the rankings.
About the school
Goldey–Beacom College is a small private college offering associates, bachelors, and masters degrees. Its enrollment consists of 1600 students (both full-time and part-time), representing 28 states and 60 nations.
The college traces its origins to September 1, 1886, when business educator Mr. Goldey opened the Wilmington Commercial College with only five students. In 1900, one of Goldey's instructors, W.H. Beacom, parted ways, opening his own school only blocks away. By 1929, the renamed Beacom College had an enrollment over 1000, and for four decades the two engaged in fierce competition. In 1951, the two merged, giving rise to today's Goldey–Beacom College. In 1974, the college relocated from its downtown Wilmington location to the present suburban Pike Creek campus.
The college was first accredited by the Middle States Association in 1976, and has offered baccalaureate degrees since 1978; in 1992, it established the first of its masters programs, which today has over 300 students. In 2007, the College completed the self-study process for The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and was awarded full ten-year accreditation as a school of business to offer the bachelors and masters degrees. The school is also accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Today, the college offers undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, English, economics, psychology, computer information systems, and all areas of business including accounting, finance, human resource management, management, international business, and marketing. A comprehensive MBA degree is offered, as are MBAs with concentrations in financial management, information technology, human resource management, and marketing management. The school also offers the Master of Management and MS in Taxation degrees. Over 1600 students are enrolled for academic credit at the College.
- The campus has an area of 24 acres (97,000 m²), consisting of four apartment-style residence halls, Fulmer Center (home to classrooms and administrative offices), Joseph West Jones Center (housing the library, gymnasium, fitness center, cafe, chapel, and bookstore), and athletic fields.
- Associate Degrees (A.S.): Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Management
- Bachelor of Arts Degrees (B.A): Psychology, English, Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Science Degrees (B.S.): Economics, Finance, Accounting, Accounting & Information Systems (Honors Program)
- Business Administration with a concentration in: Finance Management, Finance Management (Honors Program), Human Resource Management,Information Technology, International Business Management, Management, Management (Honors Program), Management Information Systems, Marketing Management, Marketing Management (Honors Program)
- Computer Information Systems with concentrations in Computer Security and Computer Forensics, Database and Network Administration, and Information Technology.
- Master of Management (M.M.)
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.): Comprehensive, Information Technology, Marketing Management, Finance Management, Human Resource Management
- Master of Science in Taxation
- Goldey-Beacom is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1976 to award degrees through the master's level.
- The College has been recognized and accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)..
- The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- The College is approved by the State of Delaware Department of Public Instruction for general collegiate purposes.
- Goldey-Beacom is authorized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to issue a Form I-20 for an F-1 Visa and to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
- Goldey–Beacom College is listed in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs which identifies it as an institution or program which "is accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965."
The college competes at NCAA Division II level in all sports as a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Men's sports include: basketball, cross country, Golf, and soccer. Women's sports include: basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The college is ranked 92nd among NCAA Division II institutions in the 10th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings, it has been announced by NCSA Athletic Recruiting. The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA Athletic Recruiting are calculated for each Division I, II and III college and university by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings provided by U.S. News & World Report, and the strength of athletic departments as determined by the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
- Full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their teaching field.
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