Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University is a public, coeducational liberal arts university, located in Willimantic, Connecticut. It was established in 1889, and is the second oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System. Eastern is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The campus is spread across an area of over 180 acres. The university offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and over 50 undergraduate minor programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Graduate Division
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education & Professional Studies

Eastern's sports teams are nicknamed the Warriors and are members of the NCAA Division III, the Little East Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

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Contacting Eastern Connecticut State

Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham St
Willimantic , CT 06226
General Phone: (860) 465-5000

Eastern Connecticut State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts395Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management163business, accounting, organizational behavior
Education and Teaching158instructional media design, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching, reading teaching, science teaching
Therapy and Counseling94psychology
Media72communication studies
Science54biology, biochemistry, geological and earth sciences
Fine Arts36fine arts, fine arts studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science, information science
Family and Social Work22social work

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree95926
Master's degree1178
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Associate's degree51

Eastern Connecticut State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern Connecticut State had a total enrollment of 5,137 students (4,613 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 30%
22-24 16%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Eastern Connecticut State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 69 %

Eastern Connecticut State Room and Board (2007)

Eastern Connecticut State offers campus housing for 2,500 of its 4,613 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Eastern Connecticut State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460550
SAT Math460550

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Eastern Connecticut State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,406
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,543
Room and board $ 8,855
Room charge $ 4,955
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,900
Books and supplies $ 1,284
Other expenses $ 4,138

Financial Aid:
Eastern Connecticut State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 142500)

Eastern Connecticut State Faculty

Eastern Connecticut State 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
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year42$95,80328$87,296
Associate professoracademic year44$70,65425$66,208
Assistant professoracademic year26$56,44434$55,406
Instructoracademic year3$45,8962*
All faculty totalacademic year115$75,98089$68,246

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

Eastern Connecticut State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Little East Conference
Baseball Little East Conference
Track Little East Conference

Eastern Connecticut State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Eastern Connecticut State Highlights

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What Sets Eastern Connecticut State Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Eastern Connecticut State % of degrees in liberal arts
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Eastern Connecticut State Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Eastern Connecticut State % of degrees in fine arts
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Eastern Connecticut State Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Eastern Connecticut State Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Eastern Connecticut State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Eastern Connecticut State % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Eastern Connecticut State % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Eastern Connecticut State % of degrees in media
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Eastern Connecticut State % of degrees in mathematics

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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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