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Connecticut Nursing Colleges

29 Colleges
3,789 Yearly Graduations
$76,625 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,081 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 3,789 students received a nursing degree from a college in Connecticut, making it rank #33 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Connecticut is $19,156 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $24,174 a year.

About 49% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,020 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
527 Yearly Degrees
$43,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,974 undergraduates at Sacred Heart, of which 5,130 are full-time, and there are 8,958 students altogether. For undergraduates at Sacred Heart, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

65% of Sacred Heart students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Sacred Heart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
364 Yearly Degrees
$17,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,133 undergraduates at UCONN, of which 18,478 are full-time, and there are 27,412 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

43% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,059 a year. UCONN has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,400 during the early-career years.

#3

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees
$49,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,207 students at Quinnipiac in total, 7,425 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,051 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Quinnipiac. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,966 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,900 during the early-career years.

#4

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees
$20,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,330 undergraduates at Goodwin, of which 416 are full-time, and there are 3,397 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,268 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#5

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$55,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Yale University is 13,433, of which 5,964 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,939 are full-time. Yale has a freshman retention rate of 99%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 8% of students at Yale take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,025 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Yale with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $56,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
193 Yearly Degrees
$49,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fairfield University is 5,273, of which 4,177 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,989 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,106 a year. Fairfield U has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Stone Academy-West Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
173 Yearly Degrees

There are 544 students at Stone Academy-West Haven in total, 266 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

58% of Stone Academy-West Haven students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,279 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stone Academy-West Haven is $22,900.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$17,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is 1,982, which includes 1,297 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Porter and Chester Institute is $31,100.

#9

Stone Academy-East Hartford

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees

There are 477 students at Stone Academy-East Hartford in total, 272 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,006 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stone Academy-East Hartford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
143 Yearly Degrees
$40,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,465 students at USJ in total, 903 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 765 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USJ is 4.1 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,427 a year. USJ has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,500 during the early-career years.

#11

Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
140 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton is 679, which includes 475 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,369 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Shelton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Capital Community College

Hartford, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 654 full-time undergraduates at Capital Community College, and 3,290 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,167 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Capital Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$11,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,642 students at WestConn in total, 5,028 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,128 are full-time. For undergraduates at WestConn, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. WestConn has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WestConn is $35,700.

#14

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Naugatuck Valley Community College is 6,237, which includes 2,181 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

2% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Naugatuck Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Connecticut State University is 10,050, of which 8,122 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,877 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SCSU is 4.7 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at SCSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,734 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SCSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$11,068 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Connecticut State University is 11,822, of which 9,546 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,576 are full-time. It takes the average CCSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at CCSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,958 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCSU is $39,100.

#17

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
99 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Community College is 7,016, which includes 2,069 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Gateway Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain

New Britain, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees

There are 339 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - New Britain, and 501 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

76% of Lincoln Tech - New Britain students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,532 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - New Britain is $29,500.

#19

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$42,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,000 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,428 are full-time, and there are 6,770 students altogether. For undergraduates at UHart, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,170 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UHart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$4,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Norwalk Community College is 5,413, which includes 1,737 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at NCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,011 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Three Rivers Community College is 3,997, which includes 1,274 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Three Rivers Community College is $25,800.

#22

Stone Academy-Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees

There are 138 students at Stone Academy-Waterbury in total, 138 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,336 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stone Academy-Waterbury with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$34,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,415 undergraduates at UBridgeport, of which 2,311 are full-time, and there are 5,485 students altogether. For undergraduates at UBridgeport, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,984 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$4,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 379 full-time undergraduates at NCCC, and 1,299 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

4% of NCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,797 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NCCC is $24,400.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees

Other Connecticut Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Porter and Chester Institute of Branford 23
27 Post University 8
28 Housatonic Community College 1
29 Charter Oak State College 0

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