Goldey–Beacom College

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Goldey–Beacom College
Goldey-Beacom College seal.jpg
Established 1886
Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Endowment US $47,426,300
President Mohammad Ahmed
Academic staff 54
Undergraduates 633
Postgraduates 719
Location Wilmington, Delaware, USA United States
Campus suburban 24 acres (97,000 m2)
Colors Blue and Gold            
Athletics NCAA Division II
Sports 10 Varsity Teams
Mascot Lightning
Affiliations N/A
Website www.gbc.edu

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.[1] It has a community with a global perspective, with alumni from 65 nations and 28 of the United States.[2]

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.[3] Goldey-Beacom was one of four schools from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to be named in the rankings.[4]

About the school[edit]

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.

Campus[edit]

  • 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.

Degrees[edit]

The college awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines including economics, psychology, computer information systems, and business.

  • 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

Accreditation[edit]

Athletics[edit]

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.[3] 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.

Faculty[edit]

  • Full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their teaching field.

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Coordinates: 39°44′31.3″N 75°41′22.3″W / 39.742028°N 75.689528°W / 39.742028; -75.689528