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43 Schools in Connecticut Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    University of Saint Joseph

    West Hartford, CT
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,826
    Years Accredited
    75 (1938)
    Student Population
    3,228
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Western Connecticut State University

    Danbury, CT
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,440
    Years Accredited
    59 (1954)
    Student Population
    8,002
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Yale University

    New Haven, CT
    Tuition & Fees
    $42,300
    Years Accredited
    84 (1929)
    Student Population
    13,022
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

In January 2014, The Grapevine released their annual review of changes in state support for higher education. Their reported statistics for Connecticut showed that the state is attempting to catch up after years of decline in public financing, but they remain in a negative position. Between 2012 and 2014, Connecticut increased their financial support for higher education by 6.3%. This included a 5.5% increase during 2014. However, their financing over the five year period ending in 2014 is down 3.4%. In February 2014, Gov. Dannel Malloy pledged another $135 million targeted to students who had dropped out of public colleges in Connecticut, with the promise that if they paid for one course, the state would pay for up to three more.

College Enrollment

Enrollment in Connecticut colleges declined in 2013, something state officials were anticipating. After record enrollments every year since 2001, Connecticut had 897 fewer students enrolled in 2013 than in 2012. Most of the decline was at public colleges, with private colleges seeming to hold their own. Part time students made up most of the loss, which officials feel may be a sign people are finding jobs and getting back to work. This loss was in line with national trends also showing declines in enrollment.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET): A 529 Plan managed by TIAA-CREF, and open to any US citizen or resident alien over 18 with a minimal $25 deposit. Connecticut tax deductions may be taken for contributions, up to $10,000 (MFJ) or $5,000 for other returns. There are 11 different investment options, and funds may be used at any college, trade school or graduate school in the country for tuition, fees, supplies and equipment.
    • Connecticut Savings for College Trust 529 Plan: This organization is managed by Hartford Life and is available only to Connecticut residents. Minimum deposit is $25 and there are 5 investment options.Tax deduction on a return is $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for a joint return.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Connecticut Student Loan Foundation (CSLF): A Connecticut not-for-profit whose mission is to improve educational opportunity for the state's citizens. CSLF supports programs established to expand higher education opportunities.
    • Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA): A quasi-public agency in Connecticut designed to help all students who wish to attend college. CHESLA does so by finding alternate or supplemental sources of student income. CHESLA also works to make attendance at Connecticut schools more cost effective, in turn attracting applicants who might otherwise attend schools out of state or not attend school at all.
  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in Connecticut

Connecticut Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 67% Connecticut
      Graduation Rate
    • 1525 SAT Connecticut
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Connecticut

  • CT US
    Public 2-Year
  • CT US
    Public 4-Year
  • CT US
    Private 4-year

Connecticut Institutions

  • CT US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • CT US
    Public
    Institutions
  • CT US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • CT US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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