Colleges in Connecticut: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Connecticut Colleges Summary

Connecticut may be a small state, but it has a healthy number of colleges and adult education schools within its borders -- more than 80 schools. However, Connecticut has the 10th lowest percentage of its population enrolled in these schools (about 5.4%) with just over 180,000 students enrolled.

Dorm room occupancy in Connecticut colleges is quite high with a full third of all students in Connecticut residing in dorms, the 7th highest in the country. What makes this more interesting is that in contrast only about 60% of students attend public schools, the 10th lowest percentage across all US states. Connecticut Colleges also tend to be selective with 25% of their students having an average SAT score just over 1060.

The most well known college in Connecticut is Yale University, but the largest school is the University of Connecticut with about 24,000 student enrolled and locations in Storrs (the main campus), Hartford, Stamford, Avery Point, Torrington, and Waterbury. Southern Connecticut State University also has more than 10,000 students enrolled.

The Connecticut Department of Education can be found inside the State Office Building on Capitol Avenue in downtown Hartford. The web address for the Connecticut DOE is http://www.sde.ct.gov/.

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Colleges and Universities in Connecticut

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy Di Capelli School of Cosmetology Wallingford 28   Yes
Asnuntuck Community College Enfield 1,792   Yes
Bais Binyomin Academy Stamford 48 125 No
Baran Institute of Technology East Windsor 1,166 418 Yes
Briarwood College Southington 663 220 Yes
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Bridgeport 218   Yes
Brio Academy of Fairfield Fairfield 114   Yes
Butler Business School Bridgeport 267   Yes
Capital Community College Hartford 3,726   Yes
Central Connecticut State University New Britain 12,106 2,140 No V: 470-550
M: 470-560
W: 460-550
Charter Oak State College New Britain 1,577   No
Connecticut College New London 1,869 1,726 No V: 630-720
M: 610-690
W: 630-720
Connecticut Institute of Hair Design Wolcott 35   Yes
Connecticut Training Centers East Hartford 130   Yes
Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic 5,137 2,500 No V: 460-550
M: 460-550
Fairfield University Fairfield 5,024 2,500 No V: 520-610
M: 540-630
W: 540-630
Gateway Community College New Haven New Haven 5,965   Yes
Hartford School of Music Hartford 51   No
Holy Apostles College and Seminary Cromwell 284   No
Housatonic Community College Bridgeport 4,475   Yes
Industrial Management Training Institute Waterbury 142   Yes
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Old Lyme 139   No V: 515-615
M: 450-590
W: 465-570
Manchester Community College Manchester 6,484   Yes
Middlesex Community College Middletown Middletown 2,623   Yes
Mitchell College New London 894 575 Yes
Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury 5,966   Yes
Northhaven Academy North Haven 192   Yes
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted 1,632   Yes
Norwalk Community College Norwalk 6,231   Yes
Paier College of Art Hamden 249   Yes
Paul Mitchell the School CT Danbury 110   Yes
Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson 1,846   Yes
Quinnipiac University Hamden 7,216 3,568 No V: 510-590
M: 530-620
W: 520-600
Renasci Academy of Hair Milford 33   Yes
Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Hartford 730   No
Sacred Heart University Fairfield 5,801 2,370 No V: 481-579
M: 491-587
Saint Joseph College West Hartford 1,773 394 No V: 440-530
M: 420-510
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven 11,930 2,610 No V: 430-520
M: 430-530
St Vincent's College Bridgeport 424   No
St. Basil College Stamford 15 70 No
Stone Academy East Hartford East Hartford 144   Yes
Stone Academy Hamden Hamden 433   Yes
Stone Academy Waterbury Waterbury 296   Yes
The Leon Institute of Hair Design Bridgeport 70   Yes
The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dentistry Farmington 487   No
Three Rivers Community College Norwich Norwich 3,858   Yes
Trinity College Hartford 2,526 1,866 No V: 580-700
M: 600-700
W: 610-720
Tunxis Community College Farmington 3,836   Yes
United States Coast Guard Academy New London 963 975 No V: 560-660
M: 610-680
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport 4,752 839 No V: 400-490
M: 390-490
W: 390-480
University of Connecticut Storrs 23,692 11,970 No V: 540-630
M: 570-660
W: 550-640
University of Connecticut Avery Point Groton 748   No V: 440-560
M: 450-570
W: 460-560
University of Connecticut Stamford Stamford 1,270   No V: 440-540
M: 440-550
W: 440-530
University of Connecticut Tri Campus Waterbury 2,480   No V: 440-530
M: 440-550
W: 450-540
University of Hartford West Hartford 7,290 3,555 No V: 470-570
M: 480-590
University of New Haven West Haven 4,774 2,098 No V: 440-550
M: 440-560
W: 440-550
Wesleyan University Middletown 3,222 2,745 No V: 650-750
M: 650-740
W: 650-740
Western Connecticut State University Danbury 6,211 1,724 No V: 430-540
M: 440-530
W: 430-530
Windham Memorial Hospital Radiologic Technology Program Willimantic 18   No
Yale New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship New Haven 12   No
Yale University New Haven 11,454 4,600 No V: 700-800
M: 700-790
W: 700-780
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