Western Connecticut State University Overview
Located in Danbury, Connecticut, Western Connecticut State University is a public institution. Danbury is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Western Connecticut State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at WestConn is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from WestConn with a bachelor's degree make about $45,200 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Western 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 WestConn.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards WestConn has earned from around the web.
|#12||Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates||College Factual|
|#21||Highest Paid Education Graduates||College Factual|
|#114||Highest Paid Nursing Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Western Connecticut State University?
Contact details for WestConn are given below.
|Address:||181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810-6826|
How Do I Get Into WestConn?
You can apply to WestConn online at: www.wcsu.edu/admissions/application/
Admission Requirements for WestConn
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into WestConn?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Can I Afford Western Connecticut State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At WestConn, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,790 a year. That adds up to $27,160 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at WestConn is 7.3%. 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.
Western Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 649 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,074 full-time undergraduates at WestConn, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Connecticut State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||390|
|Hispanic or Latino||872|
Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Western Connecticut State University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 15 countries are represented at WestConn. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, China, and France.
Online Learning at Western Connecticut State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at WestConn has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 20th 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 WestConn
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Connecticut State University was 24.6%. This is the #798 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WestConn regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of WestConn majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||15%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WestConn 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 WestConn.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#22|
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%.
Western 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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Andrew Gusciora under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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