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Bridgeport Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Bridgeport Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Bridgeport, Connecticut

There are at least 8 colleges in Bridgeport, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,206 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 7,511 full-time students, and a reported 839 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Bridgeport and Housatonic Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Connecticut Colleges.

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Porter and Chester Institute


Stratford, CT

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  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Lincoln Tech


East Windsor, CT

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy


Westport, CT; Newington, CT; Groton, CT

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

NETTTS


Bridgeport, CT

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  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Bridgeport Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
200 Mill Hill Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06610

  • Programs: registered nursing, surgical tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 218 students, 231 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Butler Business School
2710 North Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • Programs: medical assistant, medical secretary, management information systems, MIS, hospitality management, administrative assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 267 students, 419 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4704

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, business and related services, child care management, criminal justice and police, mental health services tech, liberal arts and sciences, MIS, accounting technology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,475 students, 2,683 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

The Leon Institute of Hair Design
111 Wall St
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4226

  • Programs: cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 70 students, 39 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Colleges in Bridgeport with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

St Vincent's College
2800 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06606-4201

  • Programs: registered nursing, radiation therapist, medical office assistant, general studies, cardiovascular tech, medical assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 424 students, 262 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: elementary school teaching, electrical engineering, computer science, business management, human nutrition, dental hygienist, secondary teaching, general studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 4,752 students, 3,877 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 839 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 400-490. Math: 390-490. Writing: 390-480.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Fairfield Colleges 3 57,340 10,939 4,870
Milford Colleges 1 52,305 33  
New Haven Colleges 5 123,626 31,395 7,450
Norwalk Colleges 2 82,951 6,231  
West Haven Colleges 1 52,360 4,774 2,098

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