Although Yale University may be the most well-known college in Connecticut, the state has dozens of respected institutions where college students can begin their academic or career journeys.
Many students get started in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. The CSCU consists of four state colleges, 12 community colleges and Charter Oak State College. The CSCU system offers more than 1,300 degree and certificate programs, including online degree pathways. CSCU's transfer and articulation policy lets students who complete a 60-credit associate degree program at a Connecticut community college transfer to any of the four-year state institutions in Connecticut.
The University of Connecticut system has its flagship campus at Storrs and regional locations at Waterbury, Hartford, Avery Point and Stamford.
The Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges system consists of 16 member nonprofit institutions, including Wesleyan University and the University of St. Joseph.
Many out-of-state colleges are licensed to operate in Connecticut, including Brown University of Rhode Island, University of Vermont and St. John's University of New York. Connecticut also is home to the United States Coast Guard Academy at New London.
The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium offers an online portal for students to search for online degree programs available at fully accredited colleges and universities in Connecticut. The University of Connecticut has its own site, UConn's eCampus, for distance education options for its undergraduate and graduate students.
Students interested in attending an online college based in a different state can do so through Connecticut's participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.
|School||City||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Danbury||Danbury||95||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||1|
|Asnuntuck Community College||Enfield||1,945||At least 2 but less than 4 years||3,720||46|
|Lincoln College of New England-Southington||Southington||536||Four or more years||18,780||35|
|Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing||Bridgeport||158||Less than 2 years (below associate)||12,018||2|
|University of Bridgeport||Bridgeport||5,658||Four or more years||29,550||88|
|Central Connecticut State University||New Britain||11,784||Four or more years||5,216||131|
|Charter Oak State College||New Britain||1,583||Four or more years||6,888||24|
|Connecticut College||New London||1,865||Four or more years||50,620||48|
|University of Connecticut||Storrs||27,721||Four or more years||11,224||363|
|Eastern Connecticut State University||Willimantic||5,362||Four or more years||5,216||42|
|Fairfield University||Fairfield||5,137||Four or more years||45,350||117|
|Paul Mitchell the School-North Haven||North Haven||154||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||1|
|Capital Community College||Hartford||3,302||At least 2 but less than 4 years||3,720||65|
|Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc||Hartford||79||Four or more years||N/A||19|
|Hartford Seminary||Hartford||138||Four or more years||N/A||10|