Top 2020 Colleges in Connecticut

Connecticut's 80 Colleges and Universities

Most of the colleges in Connecticut are near the Hartford and New Haven areas. Like most other states, schools range from four year colleges to vocational schools. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Constitution State:

  • Connecticut is home to 30 four year colleges. 23 offer masters or doctorate programs in addition to undergraduate degrees.
  • There are 50 two year or less colleges. About 36% are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years Connecticut colleges have seen a small 2% drop in students. In 2017, 197,534 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, there were 43,898 degrees awarded for the 2016 school year. 53% of those awards were bachelor degrees.

Salary Breakdown

College Scorecard tells us alums from Yale University earn the highest average salary. 10 years after starting school, the average alum earns $83,200. Meanwhile, the 2018 mean annual wage earned in Connecticut is $60,780. You do the math!

Connecticut Tuition Programs

Connecticut offers a state wide transfer agreement between it's two year public community colleges and four year public colleges. This means you could transfer all 60 credits earned in community college.

CT is also a member of the New England Regional Student Program. In the 2018 school year year, more than 8,100 New England residents saved an estimated $54 million in tuition because of the program.  On average Connecticut students going to a member school in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont save $7,900 a year.

Top Colleges in Connecticut

Top Connecticut colleges were ranked by total student population.

#1
36,681
Total Number of Students
$12,532 / $37,286
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#2
Yale University , New Haven CT
33,478
Total Number of Students
$11,707 / $29,608
Tuition & Fees
84%
Acceptance Rate
#3
26,184
Total Number of Students
$11,960
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#4
25,645
Total Number of Students
$9,283 / $25,771
Tuition & Fees
64%
Acceptance Rate
#5
20,192
Total Number of Students
$7,666 / $20,847
Tuition & Fees
59%
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in Connecticut

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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