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39 Colleges
45,820 Yearly Graduations
$80,676 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,708 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 45,820 students received a degree from a college in Connecticut, making it rank #29 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $20,169 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $24,711 a year.

About 46% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,677 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
9,174 Yearly Degrees
$15,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 27,578 students at UCONN in total, 18,555 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UCONN undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 55% 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCONN is $46,400.

#2

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,779 Yearly Degrees
$42,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,974 students at Yale in total, 5,743 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Yale is 99%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Only 7% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,025 a year. Yale has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Yale with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $56,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,718 Yearly Degrees
$18,630 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,200 students at Quinnipiac in total, 6,959 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Quinnipiac, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students 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. Quinnipiac 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 Quinnipiac with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,655 Yearly Degrees
$26,524 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,543 students at Sacred Heart in total, 4,982 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Sacred Heart undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

65% of Sacred Heart students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
2,616 Yearly Degrees
$7,027 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,605 full-time undergraduates at CCSU, and 11,880 students altogether. It takes the average CCSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $6,958 a year. CCSU has a 6.0% 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 $39,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
2,270 Yearly Degrees
$7,397 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,814 full-time undergraduates at SCSU, and 10,202 students altogether. 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 6.3% 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.

#7

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,129 Yearly Degrees
$16,470 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,984 students at U of New Haven in total, 4,831 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

81% of U of New Haven students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,414 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from U of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,821 Yearly Degrees
$18,330 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Bridgeport is 5,434, of which 2,300 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 54%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

78% of University of Bridgeport students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,984 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,677 Yearly Degrees
$12,510 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,460 full-time undergraduates at Uhart, and 6,561 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 76% of students at Uhart take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,170 a year. Uhart has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Uhart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,574 Yearly Degrees
$17,325 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Fairfield University is 5,192, of which 3,879 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Fairfield U, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,106 a year. Fairfield U has a 0.8% 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 Fairfield U is $55,500.

#11

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,264 Yearly Degrees
$7,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,617 full-time undergraduates at Post University, and 8,540 students altogether. For undergraduates at Post University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Post University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Post University is $34,900.

#12

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,162 Yearly Degrees
$7,027 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,210 full-time undergraduates at ECSU, and 5,282 students altogether. It takes the average ECSU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% 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 5.7% 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.

#13

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,132 Yearly Degrees
$54,314 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,896 full-time undergraduates at Wesleyan U, and 3,213 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Wesleyan U is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The acceptance rate at Wesleyan U is 16%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 27% of students at Wesleyan U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,828 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wesleyan U is $42,100.

#14

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,098 Yearly Degrees
$7,027 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,089 full-time undergraduates at WestConn, and 5,664 students altogether. For undergraduates at WestConn, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

67% of WestConn students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. WestConn has a 5.8% 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 $35,700.

#15

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
930 Yearly Degrees
$13,686 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,405 students at USJ in total, 654 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average USJ undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 82% of students at USJ take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,427 a year. USJ has a 2.5% 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 $43,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
713 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,373 students at Naugatuck Valley Community College in total, 2,173 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

2% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,190 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,600 during the early-career years.

#17

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
695 Yearly Degrees
$17,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Trinity College is 2,282, of which 2,117 students are full-time undergraduates. Trinity Bantams has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 34%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,944 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Trinity Bantams with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
687 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 401 full-time undergraduates at Goodwin, and 3,410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at Goodwin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,268 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#19

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
679 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,179 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Community College, and 7,015 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

5% of Gateway Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% 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.

#20

Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
640 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Manchester Community College is 6,321, of which 1,969 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. Manchester Community College has a 4.3% 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 Manchester Community College is $27,800.

#21

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
624 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,836 students at Norwalk Community College in total, 2,054 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

9% of Norwalk Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,011 a year. Norwalk Community College has a 7.3% 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 Norwalk Community College is $26,500.

#22

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
554 Yearly Degrees
$20,112 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,012 full-time undergraduates at Albertus Magnus, and 1,464 students altogether. 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 64%. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,400 during the early-career years.

#23

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
533 Yearly Degrees
$13,950 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,817 students at Conn College in total, 1,766 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Conn College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 38% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Conn College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,894 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Conn College is $41,400.

#24

Charter Oak State College

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
522 Yearly Degrees
$9,108 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 290 full-time undergraduates at Charter Oak State College, and 1,500 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Charter Oak State College has a 7.5% 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 $43,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
472 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,187 students at Three Rivers Community College in total, 1,340 of which are 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 average amount of student loans is $4,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% 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.

Other Connecticut Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Housatonic Community College 445
27 Tunxis Community College 378
28 Capital Community College 353
29 Middlesex Community College 327
30 United States Coast Guard Academy 211
31 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 192
32 Quinebaug Valley Community College 172
33 Mitchell College 165
34 Asnuntuck Community College 139
35 Lincoln College of New England - Southington 135
36 Holy Apostles College and Seminary 113
37 Hartford Seminary 48
38 Paier College of Art Inc 15
39 Rensselaer at Hartford 9

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