Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University

Founded in 1849, Central Connecticut State University or CCSU is a state university in New Britain, Connecticut. It is the oldest public university and ranks third oldest of all universities in Connecticut. The Association of American Colleges & Universities selected CCSU as one of only 16 "Leadership Institutions" in the nation and the only one in Connecticut.

CCSU comprises five schools in different fields including Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Professional Studies, Engineering & Technology, and Graduate Studies. CCSU enrolls over 6000 full-time and more than 5,000 part-time students. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

CCSU also offers more than 15 NCAA Division I sports programs. The sports teams of the university are known as the Blue Devils.

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Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St
New Britain , CT 06050
General Phone: (860) 832-3200

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Central Connecticut Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching610education, educational administration, educational supervision, superintendency and administration, instructional media design, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Business and Management486business management, logistics, operations management, accounting, finance, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Liberal Arts342American studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, English, English language and literature, international studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling178psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy
Security and Law Enforcement122criminal justice and safety, criminology
Engineering Technician102engineering technology, civil engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Science85biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomical sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, geology, physics, physical science courses ...
Media77communication studies, public relations
Mathematics56mathematics, applied mathematics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine40registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science, information science
Real Estate and Construction Management35construction management
Design30design and visual communication
Art Studies20art studies
Drama and Performing Arts18drama
Hospitality15travel services
Family and Social Work11social work
Engineering7electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Medical Administration0environmental health
Medicine0medical preparatory

Number of programs and degrees for Central Connecticut in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year02
Bachelor's degree1,64157
Postbaccalaureate certificate4628
Master's degree55240
Doctor's degree11
Post-master's certificate542

Central Connecticut Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Connecticut had a total enrollment of 12,106 students (9,837 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 23%
22-24 21%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York3%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%

Central Connecticut Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 30 %

Central Connecticut Room and Board (2007)

Central Connecticut offers campus housing for 2,140 of its 9,837 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New Britain, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Central Connecticut Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470550
SAT Math470560
SAT Writing460550

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Central Connecticut Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,042
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,179
Room and board $ 8,838
Room charge $ 5,020
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,598
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,668

Financial Aid:
Central Connecticut participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 137800)

Central Connecticut Faculty

Central Connecticut has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year122$92,28867$91,058
Associate professoracademic year63$74,04850$73,585
Assistant professoracademic year67$61,00051$58,066
Instructoracademic year2*12$51,431
All faculty totalacademic year254$79,199180$74,215

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Connecticut Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast Conference
Basketball Northeast Conference
Baseball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports196180

Central Connecticut Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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