Manchester Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Manchester Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Manchester, Connecticut

There are at least 2 colleges in Manchester, listed and described below. These schools represent 6,484 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 4,054 full-time students.

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Of Note For College Students

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

Featured Colleges in the Manchester Area (QuickSchools™)

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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

Branford Hall Career Institute

Windsor, CT

Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.

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

Lincoln Tech

East Windsor, CT

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

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • 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


Somers, 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

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

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

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

Manchester Community College
Great Path
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, criminal justice and police, accounting technology, liberal arts and sciences, foodservice management, child care provider, business and related services, substance abuse counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,484 students, 4,054 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. 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.
Students Dorms
Cromwell Colleges 2 12,871 284  
East Hartford Colleges 3 49,575 467  
East Windsor Colleges 1 9,818 1,166 418
Farmington Colleges 3 23,641 4,323  
Hartford Colleges 4 121,578 7,033 1,866
West Hartford Colleges 3 63,589 9,270 3,949

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