# Connecticut Colleges

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.

## Most Popular Schools in Connecticut

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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