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2021 Best General Education Schools in Connecticut

9 Colleges
$46,871 Avg Salary
$23,942 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

In 2018-2019, 460 degrees and certificates were awarded to general education students who went to a Connecticut college or university. This makes it the #37 most popular major in the state.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

The Best General Education Schools in Connecticut ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Connecticut to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in Connecticut

The following schools top our list of the Best General Education Colleges.

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#1

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Our 2021 rankings named Fairfield University the best school in Connecticut for general education students. Fairfield U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

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#2

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Saint Joseph. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in Connecticut list. Located in the suburb of West Hartford, USJ is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at USJ take out is $16,374. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $191.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Connecticut is a great place for general education students. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Storrs.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Central Connecticut State University is a great place for general education students. Located in the suburb of New Britain, CCSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Western Connecticut State University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in Connecticut list. Located in the small city of Danbury, WestConn is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Southern Connecticut State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Connecticut ranking. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, SCSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Education majors at SCSU take out an average of $28,796 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $326, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Connecticut ranking. Sacred Heart is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fairfield.

While working on their degree, education majors at Sacred Heart accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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#8

Post University

Waterbury, CT

Post University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the midsize suburb of Waterbury, Post University is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at Post University accumulate an average of around $20,470 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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#9

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. University of Bridgeport is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Bridgeport.

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Best General Education Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best General Education Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 1,862
New Hampshire 198
Maine 152
Rhode Island 82
Vermont 137

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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