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38 Colleges
45,913 Yearly Graduations
$88,337 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,381 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Connecticut ranked #29 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 45,913 students received some type of diploma that year. Connecticut colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $22,084 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $26,935 per year.

An estimated 44% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,095 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
9,327 Yearly Degrees
$18,524 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,917 undergraduates at UCONN, of which 18,090 are full-time, and there are 27,215 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCONN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at UCONN take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,847 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $56,144 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,382 Yearly Degrees
$59,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,703 undergraduates at Yale, of which 4,696 are full-time, and there are 12,060 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 6% of students at Yale take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,262 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $72,046 during the early-career years.

#3

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,178 Yearly Degrees
$51,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Quinnipiac University is 9,746, of which 6,843 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,482 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Quinnipiac take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,373 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinnipiac is $60,948.

#4

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,714 Yearly Degrees
$45,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,313 students at Sacred Heart in total, 6,417 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,671 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Sacred Heart. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Sacred Heart take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,861 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,558 during the early-career years.

#5

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
2,627 Yearly Degrees
$11,542 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Connecticut State University is 10,652, of which 8,593 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,811 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

59% of CCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,325 a year. CCSU has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,806 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
2,288 Yearly Degrees
$11,882 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,331 students at SCSU in total, 7,440 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,268 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at SCSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,183 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCSU is $42,096.

#7

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,102 Yearly Degrees
$42,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,961 students at University of New Haven in total, 5,097 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,837 are full-time. It takes the average University of New Haven undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 95% of students at University of New Haven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,136 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of New Haven is $45,887.

#8

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,074 Yearly Degrees
$15,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,848 undergraduates at Post University, of which 3,609 are full-time, and there are 13,844 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Post University is 4.4 years.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,727 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Post University is $29,296.

#9

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,952 Yearly Degrees
$44,885 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,521 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,073 are full-time, and there are 6,493 students altogether. It takes the average UHart undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,175 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,544 during the early-career years.

#10

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,517 Yearly Degrees
$52,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,354 undergraduates at Fairfield U, of which 4,231 are full-time, and there are 5,513 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Fairfield U is 92%, 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 56%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

58% of Fairfield U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,475 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $66,244 during the early-career years.

#11

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,371 Yearly Degrees
$35,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,350 undergraduates at UBridgeport, of which 1,868 are full-time, and there are 4,155 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

77% of UBridgeport students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,281 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% 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 $39,809 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,209 Yearly Degrees
$11,781 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,246 students at WestConn in total, 4,640 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,849 are full-time. It takes the average WestConn undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

63% of WestConn students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,777 a year. WestConn has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WestConn is $42,888.

#13

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,120 Yearly Degrees
$12,304 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,644 students at ECSU in total, 4,475 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,713 are full-time. It takes the average ECSU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,356 a year. ECSU has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ECSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,081 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,107 Yearly Degrees
$61,749 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,852 undergraduates at Wesleyan U, of which 2,836 are full-time, and there are 3,053 students altogether. Wesleyan U has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at Wesleyan U is 21%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

25% of Wesleyan U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,965 a year. Wesleyan U has a 1.1% 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 $49,408 during the early-career years.

#15

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
835 Yearly Degrees
$43,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,305 students at USJ in total, 898 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 820 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at USJ take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,886 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USJ is $37,568.

#16

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
739 Yearly Degrees
$21,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Goodwin College is 3,312, of which 3,213 students are undergraduates and of those, 416 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,195 during the early-career years.

#17

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
670 Yearly Degrees
$61,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Trinity College is 2,241, of which 2,200 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,167 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity Bantams is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,574 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $61,447 during the early-career years.

#18

Naugatuck Valley Community College

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

The total student population at Naugatuck Valley Community College is 5,083, which includes 1,886 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Naugatuck Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,062 a year. Naugatuck Valley Community College has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Naugatuck Valley Community College is $32,518.

#19

Manchester Community College

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

There are 4,448 students at MCC in total, 1,468 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

3% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,340 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,144 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Charter Oak State College

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
585 Yearly Degrees
$8,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,538 undergraduates at Charter Oak State College, of which 401 are full-time, and there are 1,634 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

29% of Charter Oak State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,761 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,463 during the early-career years.

#21

Gateway Community College

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

The total student population at Gateway Community College is 6,003, which includes 1,902 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,794 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway Community College is $34,894.

#22

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
551 Yearly Degrees
$4,586 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,424 full-time undergraduates at NCC, and 4,420 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2% of NCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,553 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,237 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
489 Yearly Degrees
$60,795 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,689 full-time undergraduates at Conn College, and 1,737 students altogether. Conn College has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 38% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

36% of Conn College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,562 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Conn College is $53,562.

#24

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
397 Yearly Degrees
$4,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Three Rivers Community College is 3,160, which includes 1,056 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Three Rivers Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,272 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Three Rivers Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,935 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
371 Yearly Degrees
$36,442 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Albertus Magnus College is 1,384, of which 1,088 students are undergraduates and of those, 943 are full-time. It takes the average Albertus Magnus undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Albertus Magnus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,852 a year. Albertus Magnus has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Albertus Magnus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,705 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Connecticut Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Tunxis Community College 369
27 Housatonic Community College 367
28 Middlesex Community College 313
29 Capital Community College 312
30 United States Coast Guard Academy 252
31 Holy Apostles College and Seminary 186
32 Quinebaug Valley Community College 166
33 Asnuntuck Community College 150
34 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 144
35 Mitchell College 133
36 Rensselaer at Hartford 69
37 Hartford Seminary 32
38 Paier College of Art Inc 7

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