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Central Connecticut State University Overview

Central Connecticut State University is a public institution located in New Britain, Connecticut. The suburban atmosphere of New Britain makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Central Connecticut State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$33,476 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at CCSU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CCSU.
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  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from CCSU makes roughly $56,799 a year. This is 39% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Central Connecticut State University?


Contact details for CCSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: 860-832-2278

How Do I Get Into CCSU?

You can apply to CCSU online at:

Admission Requirements for CCSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CCSU?

75% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, CCSU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to CCSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 460 to 580 )
CCSU received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Central Connecticut State University?

$33,476 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CCSU is $33,476. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CCSU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,218 a year. That adds up to $24,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,748 undergraduate students at CCSU, with 6,071 being full-time and 1,677 being part-time.


There are also 1,905 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,071 full-time undergraduates at CCSU, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Connecticut State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 275
Black or African American 739
Hispanic or Latino 1,014
White 3,520
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 416

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Central Connecticut State University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 49 countries are represented at CCSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Central Connecticut State University

362 Took All Classes Online
2,426 Took At Least One Class Online
1,008.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,426 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CCSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of CCSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Connecticut State University was 1,008.2%. This is the #109 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at CCSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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