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Goldey–Beacom College
Goldey-Beacom College seal.jpg
Type4-year, Private not-for-profit
PresidentDr. Gary L. Wirt
Academic staff
Location Pike Creek Valley, Delaware, USA United States
Campus suburban 24 acres (97,000 m2)
Colors Blue and Gold          
Athletics NCAA Division II
Sports13 Varsity Teams
Mascot Lightning

Goldey–Beacom College is a private college in Pike Creek Valley, Delaware. 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, master's, and doctoral degrees. [1] It has a community with a global perspective, with alumni from 65 nations and 28 states of the United States. [2]

Goldey–Beacom College is unranked in the U.S. News & World Report academic rankings. 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]


  • 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), athletic fields and the Joseph West Jones Center (housing the library, gymnasium, fitness center, cafe, chapel and bookstore).


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


Goldey-Beacom is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1976 to award degrees through the master's level. [5] It is also accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


Official athletics logo.

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, soccer and track & field. Women's sports include: basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and track & field. 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. The College has won 11 CACC titles, competed in 11 NCAA Tournaments and produced five CoSIDA Academic All-Americas. [6]


  1. ^ "Goldey Beacom College".
  2. ^ "National center for educational statistics". External link in |publisher= ( help)
  3. ^ a b "Goldey-Beacom College Ranks Among Nation's Best in NCSA Power Rankings".
  4. ^ "Lightning Ranked 92nd in 10th Annual Study". GBC Sports Information and Communications. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 10/8/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= ( help)
  5. ^ "Institution Directory". External link in |publisher= ( help)
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GOLDEY-BEACOM COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

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