Eastern Connecticut State University Overview
Located in Willimantic, Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Willimantic is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Eastern Connecticut State University Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at ECSU.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from ECSU with a bachelor's degree make about $46,400 a year. That's 14% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Eastern Connecticut State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ECSU.
Where Is Eastern Connecticut State University?
Contact details for ECSU are given below.
|Address:||83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226|
How Do I Get Into ECSU?
You can apply to ECSU online at: https://www44.student-1.com/OnlineFormsECSU/application/form-library.aspx
Admission Requirements for ECSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into ECSU?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.
Can I Afford Eastern Connecticut State University?
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 ECSU, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,090 a year. That adds up to $28,360 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at ECSU is 6.7%. 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.
Eastern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 171 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,063 full-time undergraduates at ECSU, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Connecticut State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||395|
|Hispanic or Latino||510|
Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Connecticut State University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 30 countries are represented at ECSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Norway, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Eastern Connecticut State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at ECSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 22nd 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 ECSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Connecticut State University was 35.8%. This is the #614 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ECSU regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ECSU 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 ECSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Instructional Media Design||#17|
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%.
Eastern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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