University Of Bridgeport

University Of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, and was established in the year 1927 by Everett Cortright. Originally, the university was known as the Junior College of Connecticut, and was the first Northeastern United States junior college to be chartered. The university has several degree-granting schools and colleges under it, including:

  • Acupuncture Institute
  • College of Chiropractic
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene
  • International College
  • Nutrition Institute
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Education and Human Resources
  • School of Engineering

The athletic teams of the college are nicknamed the Purple Knights. Male students participate in sports such as basketball, cross country, baseball, soccer, and swimming. Female students compete in basketball, lacrosse, swimming and diving, volleyball, softball, and cross country.

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University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604-5620
General Phone: (203) 576-4000

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University of Bridgeport Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching336educational administration, educational supervision, instructional media design, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching
Engineering205electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management
Business and Management140business, business management, accounting, finance, labor relations, international business, MIS, marketing, fashion merchandising, ...
Family and Social Work105human nutrition, community organization
Computer Science and Engineering103computer science, computer engineering
Liberal Arts84East Asian studies, general studies, humanities, social services, international relations
Medical Support and Technology67dental hygienist
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy62chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine
Design26industrial design, interior design, graphic design, illustration
Therapy and Counseling21psychology
Media9mass communication
Religion and Philosophy0religion

Number of programs and degrees for University of Bridgeport in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26927
Master's degree75514
Post-master's certificate355
Doctor's degree313
Associate's degree414
First-professional degree341
Award of less than 1 academic year41

University of Bridgeport Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Bridgeport had a total enrollment of 4,752 students (3,877 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 36%
Graduate 60%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 35%
Black 14%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 40%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 9%
20-21 9%
22-24 31%
25-29 23%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

New York30%
(International Students)12%
New Jersey6%
Rhode Island1%

University of Bridgeport Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 33 %

University of Bridgeport Room and Board (2007)

University of Bridgeport offers campus housing for 839 of its 3,877 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bridgeport, 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.

University of Bridgeport Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400490
SAT Math390490
SAT Writing390480

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Bridgeport Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,470
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,470
Room and board $ 10,600
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 4,897

Financial Aid:
University of Bridgeport participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 141600)

University of Bridgeport Faculty

University of Bridgeport 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 year17$85,8724$79,890
Associate professoracademic year23$75,0716$72,605
Assistant professoracademic year27$60,50823$54,835
Lectureracademic year9$62,1368$58,107
All faculty totalacademic year76$70,78141$60,518

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

University of Bridgeport Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track New York Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports166278

University of Bridgeport Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Nutrition

Liberal Arts
East Asian Studies
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Chiropractic (DC)
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy (ND)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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