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Connecticut Colleges Summary

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.

Online Education in Connecticut

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.

Learn more about higher education at colleges in Connecticut through the CT.gov, the state's official website or through the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

Sources:

  • 2018 Fact Sheet, University of Connecticut, https://uconn.edu/content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Fact-Sheet-University-of-Connecticut.pdf
  • Academics, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, http://www.ct.edu/academics/programs
  • Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, http://www.theccic.org/
  • SARA, Connecticut, https://www.ctohe.org/SARA/Default.shtml

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Colleges and Universities in Connecticut
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Paul Mitchell the School-DanburyDanbury95Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Asnuntuck Community CollegeEnfield1,945At least 2 but less than 4 years3,72046
Lincoln College of New England-SouthingtonSouthington536Four or more years18,78035
Bridgeport Hospital School of NursingBridgeport158Less than 2 years (below associate)12,0182
University of BridgeportBridgeport5,658Four or more years29,55088
Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain11,784Four or more years5,216131
Charter Oak State CollegeNew Britain1,583Four or more years6,88824
Connecticut CollegeNew London1,865Four or more years50,62048
University of ConnecticutStorrs27,721Four or more years11,224363
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic5,362Four or more years5,21642
Fairfield UniversityFairfield5,137Four or more years45,350117
Paul Mitchell the School-North HavenNorth Haven154Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Capital Community CollegeHartford3,302At least 2 but less than 4 years3,72065
Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center IncHartford79Four or more yearsN/A19
Hartford SeminaryHartford138Four or more yearsN/A10
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