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Central Connecticut State University Overview

Central Connecticut State University is a public institution situated 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?

2,083 Undergraduate Awards
$31,964 Avg Cost After Aid
67% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at CCSU.
  • In 2017-2018, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from CCSU makes roughly $47,900 a year. This is 17% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Central Connecticut State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

CCSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#104 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#263 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CCSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Applied Mathematics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Computer Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#183 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CCSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search
#85 Highest Paid General Biology Graduates College Factual
#141 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Central Connecticut State University?

Location of 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
Website: www2.ccsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentralConnecticutStateUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCSU

How Do I Get Into CCSU?

You can apply to CCSU online at: www.ccsu.edu/applyonline/applications.html

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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CCSU?

67% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
97% Submit SAT Scores
CCSU has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 97% 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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 480 to 570 )
200
800
CCSU received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Central Connecticut State University?

$31,964 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CCSU is $31,964. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CCSU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,958 a year. That adds up to $27,832 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,253 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,045 undergraduate students at CCSU, with 7,253 being full-time and 1,792 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CCSU

There are also 2,109 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,253 full-time undergraduates at CCSU, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 293
Black or African American 859
Hispanic or Latino 1,174
White 4,288
International Students 121
Other Races/Ethnicities 518

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

119 Took All Classes Online
835 Took At Least One Class Online
16.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 835 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.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CCSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Connecticut State University was 16.2%. This is the #1,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCSU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CCSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 13%
Business, Management & Marketing 17%
Communication & Journalism 6%
Health Professions 17%
Information Science 50%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 50%
Nursing 2%
Public Relations & Advertising 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CCSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CCSU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Applied Mathematics #5
Information Science #16
Mathematics & Statistics #16
Computer & Information Sciences #131

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%.

Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Accounting 151 5 89 0 245
Business Administration & Management 146 0 30 0 176
General Psychology 165 0 8 0 173
Educational Administration 0 122 27 5 154
Criminology 154 0 0 0 154
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42 39 64 0 145
General Biology 97 0 10 0 107
Marketing 103 0 0 0 103
Nursing 63 0 33 5 101
Finance & Financial Management 91 0 0 0 91
Teacher Education Grade Specific 73 2 1 0 76
General English Literature 62 1 9 0 72
Computer Information Systems 47 0 22 0 69
Student Counseling 0 0 66 0 66
Management Information Systems 62 0 0 0 62
Social Work 62 0 0 0 62
Communication & Media Studies 61 0 0 0 61
Construction Management 47 0 13 0 60
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 37 0 19 0 56
Public Relations & Advertising 48 0 7 0 55
Health & Physical Education 52 0 0 0 52
Mechanical Engineering 49 0 0 0 49
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 46 0 46
History 32 4 10 0 46
Mathematics 32 0 13 0 45
Design & Applied Arts 39 0 6 0 45
Special Education 0 1 41 0 42
Sociology 35 0 0 0 35
Hospitality Management 29 0 0 0 29
Civil Engineering 27 0 0 0 27
Economics 27 0 0 0 27
General Education 0 0 26 0 26
Information Technology 22 0 0 0 22
Mechanical Engineering Technology 22 0 0 0 22
Geography & Cartography 13 0 8 0 21
Political Science & Government 21 0 0 0 21
Instructional Media Design 0 0 19 0 19
Computer Engineering Technology 19 0 0 0 19
Romance Languages 19 0 0 0 19
International Studies 11 0 7 0 18
Electronics Engineering Technology 15 0 0 0 15
Industrial Production Technology 15 0 0 0 15
Teaching English or French 0 6 6 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 12 0 0 0 12
Journalism 11 0 0 0 11
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 11 0 11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 10 0 10
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 9 0 0 0 9
Chemistry 8 0 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 0 0 8
Physics 8 0 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Information Science 0 0 6 0 6
Allied Health Professions 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 6 0 0 0 6
Music 6 0 0 0 6
Anthropology 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Software & Applications 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering 0 0 4 0 4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 4 0 0 4
General Social Sciences 3 0 0 0 3
Education Philosophy 0 0 2 0 2
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 2 0 0 2
General Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 1
Quality Control Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Public Health 0 1 0 0 1
Applied Mathematics 0 1 0 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,083 190 614 10 2,897

References

*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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