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Fairfield Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Fairfield Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Fairfield, Connecticut

There are at least 3 colleges in Fairfield, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,939 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 10,062 full-time students, and a reported 4,870 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University.

We also provide an extensive list of Connecticut Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Fairfield is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Fairfield.
  • Housing and buildings in Fairfield tend to be newer than most.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Fairfield.

Featured Colleges in the Fairfield Area (QuickSchools™)

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Porter and Chester Institute


Stratford, CT

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester . At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success.

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

Lincoln Tech


Shelton, CT; East Windsor, CT

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

American Institute - Diagnostic Medical Sonography


West Hartford, CT

Advance your career with American Institute - Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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

NETTTS


Bridgeport, CT

New England Tractor Trailer Training School has more than a 50-year history of delivering hands-on driver training to qualified candidates.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy


Westport, CT; Newington, CT; Groton, CT

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

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

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute


Danbury, CT

Get hands-on training with Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute. Our campuses in New York and Connecticut can help give you career training in a wide variety of fields.

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Fairfield Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Brio Academy of Fairfield
675 Kings Highway East
Fairfield, CT 06825

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 114 students, 117 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Fairfield with Selective Admissions

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

Fairfield University
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: finance, communication studies, registered nursing, business management, accounting, marketing, psychology, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,024 students, 4,748 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,500 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-610. Math: 540-630. Writing: 540-630.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825-1000

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education, business management, psychology, athletic trainer, finance, elementary/middle school admin, criminal justice and safety, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,801 students, 5,197 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,370 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 481-579. Math: 491-587.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. 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
Bridgeport Colleges 7 139,529 10,206 839
Danbury Colleges 3 74,848 6,321 1,724
Milford Colleges 1 52,305 33  
Norwalk Colleges 2 82,951 6,231  
Stamford Colleges 3 117,083 1,333 195

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