# Connecticut Colleges

In 2019, 55,391 students received a degree from a college in Connecticut, making it rank #31 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Connecticut is $20,691 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $25,206 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,993 per year.

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There are 18,555 full-time undergraduates at UCONN, and 27,578 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at UCONN is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,059 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Yale University is 12,974, of which 5,743 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Yale, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,025 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

There are 6,959 full-time undergraduates at Quinnipiac, and 10,200 students altogether. Quinnipiac has a freshman retention rate of 86%, 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 74%. 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 2.7% 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.

There are 11,880 students at CCSU in total, 7,605 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CCSU is 4.7 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at CCSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,958 a year. CCSU has a 6.1% 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 $39,100 during the early-career years.

There are 8,543 students at Sacred Heart in total, 4,982 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sacred Heart is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sacred Heart is $45,900.

There are 10,202 students at SCSU in total, 6,814 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at SCSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCSU is $36,800.

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

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

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,414 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% 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.

There are 6,561 students at Uhart in total, 4,460 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 81%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

76% of Uhart students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,170 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

There are 2,617 full-time undergraduates at Post University, and 8,540 students altogether. It takes the average Post University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

There are 5,192 students at Fairfield U in total, 3,879 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Fairfield U undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average 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.

There are 2,300 full-time undergraduates at University of Bridgeport, and 5,434 students altogether. It takes the average University of Bridgeport undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 78% of students at University of Bridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,984 a year. University of Bridgeport has a 8.3% 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 University of Bridgeport is $32,300.

There are 1,347 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, and 2,043 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Porter and Chester Institute is $31,100.

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 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.

There are 5,282 students at ECSU in total, 4,210 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

72% of ECSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,090 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ECSU is $35,200.

There are 3,213 students at Wesleyan U in total, 2,896 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Wesleyan U, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

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.

27% of Wesleyan U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,828 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Western Connecticut State University is 5,664, of which 4,089 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 7.3% 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 $35,700 during the early-career years.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,268 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Goodwin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

Roughly 5% of students at Gateway Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

There are 1,969 full-time undergraduates at Manchester Community College, and 6,321 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

3% of Manchester Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,939 a year. Manchester Community College 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 Manchester Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Saint Joseph is 2,405, of which 654 students 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.

82% of USJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USJ is $43,500.

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut is 294, of which 203 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

87% of New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,333 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,700 during the early-career years.

There are 1,553 full-time undergraduates at Tunxis Community College, and 3,857 students altogether. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tunxis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Norwalk Community College is $26,500.

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport is 200, of which 165 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 99% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,484 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport is $33,700.

There are 1,500 students at Charter Oak State College in total, 290 of which are full-time undergraduates. Charter Oak State College has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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%.

Students who graduate from Charter Oak State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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