Hamden Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Hamden Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Hamden, Connecticut

There are at least 5 colleges in Hamden, listed and described below. These schools represent 8,006 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 7,548 full-time students, and a reported 3,568 dorm rooms.

Nearby cities and towns have as many or more colleges or students than Hamden; see particularly New Haven colleges.

Please also check for colleges in the nearby cities and towns, shown at the left. We also provide an extensive list of Connecticut Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Hamden.
  • Housing and buildings in Hamden tend to be newer than most.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Hamden.

Featured Colleges in the Hamden Area (QuickSchools™)

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Porter and Chester Institute

Branford, CT

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

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

Lincoln Tech

Shelton, CT; New Britain, 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


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

Newington, CT; Westport, CT; Groton, CT

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

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Hamden Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Paier College of Art
20 Gorham Ave
Hamden, CT 06514-3902

  • Programs: commercial art, interior architecture, photography, fine arts, art studies, painting, photo and film tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 249 students, 106 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Stone Academy Hamden
1315 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06514

  • Programs: nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, medical secretary, administrative assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 433 students, 510 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Hamden with Selective Admissions

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

Quinnipiac University
Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: health professions, business management, law, registered nursing, public relations, communication studies, psychology, purchasing and contract management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 7,216 students, 6,831 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,568 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-590. Math: 530-620. Writing: 520-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. 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.
Students Dorms
Branford Colleges 2 28,683 308  
Meriden Colleges 2 58,244 128  
New Haven Colleges 5 123,626 31,395 7,450
North Haven Colleges 1 23,035 192  
Wallingford Colleges 1 43,026 28  
West Haven Colleges 1 52,360 4,774 2,098

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