The sky’s the limit.

When you give to New College, you are truly making a difference in the lives of our students and faculty. And that gift endures past their tenure here. Eighty percent of New College’s students continue their education at graduate school; many go on from there to earn their doctorates. The reason is simple: A New College education sets our students apart. Our nation’s leading graduate institutions are aware of this distinction. New College graduates are in high demand at Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Yale and other elite institutions. A host of New College graduates have also been named National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellows and many others are awarded Fulbright grants.

A world-class faculty shaping tomorrow’s leaders.

At New College, our professors excel at both research and teaching. Unlike many smaller colleges and universities, 97 percent of New College faculty members hold doctorates or the highest degrees they can receive in their fields. All professors are evaluated on their teaching, research and service to New College and to the greater Sarasota-Manatee region.

No matter the size, the impact of your gift is huge.

Our student, faculty, and alumni stories tell it all.

Alex KouteliasAlex Koutelias, Student Scholarship Recipient

Alex Koutelias, a fourth-year thesis student in International and Area studies, received both an academic scholarship and a student research and travel grant, the latter to study at The Hague in the Netherlands for a semester.  Read more



Jayne Gardiner Professor Jayne Gardiner, Faculty Development Grant Recipient

Jayne Gardiner received a Faculty Development Grant to support her summer research and teaching activities, which included supervising three New College thesis students in conducting field-based projects that involved tagging sharks in Sarasota and Terra Ceia Bays. She also worked in the Marine Biology lab with two additional students and expanded upon their thesis research for potential publication. Read more


Jesse White Jesse White, Alum, Entrepreneur

While working on a construction materials recycling and waste diversion project, New College environmental studies graduate Jesse White developed the concept of architectural salvage focused on recycling and reuse through a retail store. Read more