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Mission & Tradition
A Tradition of Looking to the Future
Thomas College was founded in 1894, above the F. W. Woolworth Co. on Main Street in Waterville. At that time, it was unusual for women to pursue a college career—but our students have never been afraid to be leaders. Since its beginning, the College has been co-educational and non-sectarian, and Thomas has stayed true to its roots as a college that helps prepare students for success in their professional careers.
What remains the same is our commitment to our students. We guarantee that you’ll graduate with the education, professional skills, experience, network, and mentors to land a job and launch your career. Employers trust our college to produce interns and employees who can get big things done.
Thomas College prepares students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment that values the needs and goals of individual students. At Thomas, students discover and fulfill their unique potential. Each program at the College promotes professional excellence, informed by ethics and integrity.
Thomas aspires to be a regional leader in business and liberal arts education. The College is committed to quality teaching and to the application of technology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Thomas offers broad opportunities for professional development, and promotes economic prosperity through long-term community partnerships.