Colleges in Connecticut: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Connecticut Colleges Summary

Connecticut may be a small state, but it has a healthy number of colleges and adult education schools within its borders -- more than 80 schools. However, Connecticut has the 10th lowest percentage of its population enrolled in these schools (about 5.4%) with just over 180,000 students enrolled.

Dorm room occupancy in Connecticut colleges is quite high with a full third of all students in Connecticut residing in dorms, the 7th highest in the country. What makes this more interesting is that in contrast only about 60% of students attend public schools, the 10th lowest percentage across all US states. Connecticut Colleges also tend to be selective with 25% of their students having an average SAT score just over 1060.

The most well known college in Connecticut is Yale University, but the largest school is the University of Connecticut with about 24,000 student enrolled and locations in Storrs (the main campus), Hartford, Stamford, Avery Point, Torrington, and Waterbury. Southern Connecticut State University also has more than 10,000 students enrolled.

The Connecticut Department of Education can be found inside the State Office Building on Capitol Avenue in downtown Hartford. The web address for the Connecticut DOE is http://www.sde.ct.gov/.

Selected Connecticut Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Connecticut

SchoolCityStudentsDormsOpen AdmissionTypical SAT Range
Academy Di Capelli School of CosmetologyWallingford28  Yes
Asnuntuck Community CollegeEnfield1,792  Yes
Bais Binyomin AcademyStamford48 125No
Baran Institute of TechnologyEast Windsor1,166 418Yes
Briarwood CollegeSouthington663 220Yes
Bridgeport Hospital School of NursingBridgeport218  Yes
Brio Academy of FairfieldFairfield114  Yes
Butler Business SchoolBridgeport267  Yes
Capital Community CollegeHartford3,726  Yes
Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain12,106 2,140NoV: 470-550
M: 470-560
W: 460-550
Charter Oak State CollegeNew Britain1,577  No
Connecticut CollegeNew London1,869 1,726NoV: 630-720
M: 610-690
W: 630-720
Connecticut Institute of Hair DesignWolcott35  Yes
Connecticut Training CentersEast Hartford130  Yes
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic5,137 2,500NoV: 460-550
M: 460-550
Fairfield UniversityFairfield5,024 2,500NoV: 520-610
M: 540-630
W: 540-630
Gateway Community College New HavenNew Haven5,965  Yes
Hartford School of MusicHartford51  No
Holy Apostles College and SeminaryCromwell284  No
Housatonic Community CollegeBridgeport4,475  Yes
Industrial Management Training InstituteWaterbury142  Yes
Lyme Academy College of Fine ArtsOld Lyme139  NoV: 515-615
M: 450-590
W: 465-570
Manchester Community CollegeManchester6,484  Yes
Middlesex Community College MiddletownMiddletown2,623  Yes
Mitchell CollegeNew London894 575Yes
Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeWaterbury5,966  Yes
Northhaven AcademyNorth Haven192  Yes
Northwestern Connecticut Community CollegeWinsted1,632  Yes
Norwalk Community CollegeNorwalk6,231  Yes
Paier College of ArtHamden249  Yes
Paul Mitchell the School CTDanbury110  Yes
Quinebaug Valley Community CollegeDanielson1,846  Yes
Quinnipiac UniversityHamden7,216 3,568NoV: 510-590
M: 530-620
W: 520-600
Renasci Academy of HairMilford33  Yes
Rensselaer Hartford Graduate CenterHartford730  No
Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield5,801 2,370NoV: 481-579
M: 491-587
Saint Joseph CollegeWest Hartford1,773 394NoV: 440-530
M: 420-510
Southern Connecticut State UniversityNew Haven11,930 2,610NoV: 430-520
M: 430-530
St Vincent's CollegeBridgeport424  No
St. Basil CollegeStamford15 70No
Stone Academy East HartfordEast Hartford144  Yes
Stone Academy HamdenHamden433  Yes
Stone Academy WaterburyWaterbury296  Yes
The Leon Institute of Hair DesignBridgeport70  Yes
The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and DentistryFarmington487  No
Three Rivers Community College NorwichNorwich3,858  Yes
Trinity CollegeHartford2,526 1,866NoV: 580-700
M: 600-700
W: 610-720
Tunxis Community CollegeFarmington3,836  Yes
United States Coast Guard AcademyNew London963 975NoV: 560-660
M: 610-680
University of BridgeportBridgeport4,752 839NoV: 400-490
M: 390-490
W: 390-480
University of ConnecticutStorrs23,692 11,970NoV: 540-630
M: 570-660
W: 550-640
University of Connecticut Avery PointGroton748  NoV: 440-560
M: 450-570
W: 460-560
University of Connecticut StamfordStamford1,270  NoV: 440-540
M: 440-550
W: 440-530
University of Connecticut Tri CampusWaterbury2,480  NoV: 440-530
M: 440-550
W: 450-540
University of HartfordWest Hartford7,290 3,555NoV: 470-570
M: 480-590
University of New HavenWest Haven4,774 2,098NoV: 440-550
M: 440-560
W: 440-550
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown3,222 2,745NoV: 650-750
M: 650-740
W: 650-740
Western Connecticut State UniversityDanbury6,211 1,724NoV: 430-540
M: 440-530
W: 430-530
Windham Memorial Hospital Radiologic Technology ProgramWillimantic18  No
Yale New Haven Hospital Dietetic InternshipNew Haven12  No
Yale UniversityNew Haven11,454 4,600NoV: 700-800
M: 700-790
W: 700-780
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