Hartford Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Hartford Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Hartford, Connecticut

There are at least 5 colleges in Hartford, listed and described below. These schools represent 7,033 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 4,888 full-time students, and a reported 1,866 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Capital Community College and Trinity College.

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Lincoln Tech

New Britain, CT; East Windsor, CT

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Porter and Chester Institute

Rocky Hill, 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, Engineering and Architecture
  • Degrees: Diploma

American Institute

West Hartford, CT

At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there.

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

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy

Newington, CT

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

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

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

Capital Community College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, liberal arts and sciences, social work, general studies, accounting technology, EMT paramedic, business and related services, radiation therapist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 3,726 students, 2,025 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Colleges in Hartford with Selective Admissions

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

Hartford School of Music
834 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06105-2891

  • Programs: music performance, music teaching, drama and dance teaching, music management, voice, dance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 50 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center
275 Windsor St
Hartford, CT 06120

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: operations management, engineering science, business management, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, computer and info science, electrical engineering, materials science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 730 students, 408 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Trinity College
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106-3100

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: economics, history, political science, psychology, American studies, English, area studies, public policy analysis
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,526 students, 2,405 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,866 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 580-700. Math: 600-700. Writing: 610-720.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • 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.
Students Dorms
East Hartford Colleges 3 49,575 467  
East Windsor Colleges 1 9,818 1,166 418
Farmington Colleges 3 23,641 4,323  
Manchester Colleges 1 54,740 6,484  
New Britain Colleges 3 71,538 13,683 2,140
West Hartford Colleges 3 63,589 9,270 3,949

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