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31 Colleges
3,179 Yearly Graduations
$76,540 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,013 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Connecticut is ranked #33 in the country with 3,179 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,135 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $24,524 a year.

An estimated 46% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,753 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
542 Yearly Degrees
$11,068 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,822 students at CCSU in total, 9,546 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,576 are full-time. For undergraduates at CCSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,958 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCSU is $39,100.

#2

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
470 Yearly Degrees
$17,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,133 undergraduates at UCONN, of which 18,478 are full-time, and there are 27,412 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCONN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

43% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,059 a year. UCONN has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,400 during the early-career years.

#3

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
432 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,050 students at SCSU in total, 8,122 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,877 are full-time. It takes the average SCSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at SCSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,734 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SCSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$43,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,974 undergraduates at Sacred Heart, of which 5,130 are full-time, and there are 8,958 students altogether. For undergraduates at Sacred Heart, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,327 a year. Sacred Heart has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sacred Heart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$40,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,465 students at USJ in total, 903 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 765 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,427 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,500 during the early-career years.

#6

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
226 Yearly Degrees
$49,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,207 students at Quinnipiac in total, 7,425 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,051 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Quinnipiac. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Quinnipiac take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,966 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,900 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees
$34,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Bridgeport is 5,485, of which 3,415 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,311 are full-time. For undergraduates at UBridgeport, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at UBridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,984 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UBridgeport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$42,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Hartford is 6,770, of which 5,000 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,428 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UHart is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,170 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UHart is $38,400.

#9

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$49,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,177 undergraduates at Fairfield U, of which 3,989 are full-time, and there are 5,273 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Fairfield U is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Fairfield U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,106 a year. Fairfield U has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fairfield U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$11,846 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,208 students at ECSU in total, 5,013 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,247 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at ECSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,090 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$15,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,845 students at Post University in total, 9,049 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,564 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Post University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$11,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Connecticut State University is 5,642, of which 5,028 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,128 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

67% of WestConn students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$4,486 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Housatonic Community College is 5,012, which includes 1,684 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Housatonic Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,656 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

#14

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,237 students at Naugatuck Valley Community College in total, 2,181 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Naugatuck Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Naugatuck Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$4,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,413 students at NCC in total, 1,737 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at NCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,011 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,069 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Community College, and 7,016 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#17

Middlesex Community College

Middletown, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Middlesex Community College is 2,547, which includes 885 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,124 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MxCC is $26,000.

#18

Capital Community College

Hartford, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Capital Community College is 3,290, which includes 654 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,167 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

#19

Quinebaug Valley Community College

Danielson, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$4,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Quinebaug Valley Community College is 1,335, which includes 477 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students who graduate from QVCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,004 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 6,003 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. MCC has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Mitchell College

New London, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
14 Yearly Degrees
$34,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mitchell College is 665, which includes 553 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mitchell College is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Mitchell College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,482 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell College is $25,400.

#22

Tunxis Community College

Farmington, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,902 students at Tunxis Community College in total, 1,533 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,751 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tunxis Community College is $27,300.

#23

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Three Rivers Community College is 3,997, which includes 1,274 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Three Rivers Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

#23

Asnuntuck Community College

Enfield, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Asnuntuck Community College is 1,858, which includes 621 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at ACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,561 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ACC is $28,400.

#23

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$33,260 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,116 undergraduates at Albertus Magnus, of which 954 are full-time, and there are 1,456 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,888 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Albertus Magnus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Connecticut Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 7
27 Charter Oak State College 6
27 Trinity College 6
29 Connecticut College 0
29 Goodwin College 0
29 University of New Haven 0

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