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21 Colleges
$83,060 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,975 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 3,058 students received a nursing degree from a college in Connecticut, making it rank #30 in terms of graduations. Connecticut colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $20,765 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $26,592 per year.

An estimated 46% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,244 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$46,580 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
64% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Sacred Heart University is 9,313, of which 6,417 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,671 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Sacred Heart. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Sacred Heart take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,170 a year. Sacred Heart has a 0.9% 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 $59,090 during the early-career years.

#2

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$51,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
63% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Quinnipiac University is 9,746, of which 6,843 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,482 are full-time. For undergraduates at Quinnipiac, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

63% of Quinnipiac students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,073 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Quinnipiac with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,742 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$19,434 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
37% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Connecticut is 27,215, of which 18,917 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,090 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UCONN is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

37% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,838 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,770 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$21,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
74% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,213 undergraduates at Goodwin, of which 416 are full-time, and there are 3,312 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Goodwin is 5.0 years.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,010 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,107 during the early-career years.

#5

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$54,455 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
59% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,354 undergraduates at Fairfield U, of which 4,231 are full-time, and there are 5,513 students altogether. For undergraduates at Fairfield U, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,325 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $75,433 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$35,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
80% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,155 students at UBridgeport in total, 2,350 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,868 are full-time. For undergraduates at UBridgeport, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

80% of UBridgeport students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,980 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UBridgeport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,258 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$44,006 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
77% Freshmen Loans

There are 898 undergraduates at USJ, of which 820 are full-time, and there are 2,305 students altogether. For undergraduates at USJ, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 25% of accepted students are men, and 75% are women.

77% of USJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,375 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,194 during the early-career years.

#8

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$62,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
5% Freshmen Loans

There are 12,060 students at Yale in total, 4,703 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,696 are full-time. For undergraduates at Yale, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Yale is 5%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

5% of Yale students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,968 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Yale is $78,106.

#9

Capital Community College

Hartford, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$4,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 536 full-time undergraduates at Capital Community College, and 2,715 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 average amount of student loans is $4,948 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Capital Community College is $32,307.

#10

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,886 full-time undergraduates at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and 5,083 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 $4,173 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,394 during the early-career years.

#11

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$12,414 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
69% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,440 undergraduates at SCSU, of which 6,268 are full-time, and there are 9,331 students altogether. It takes the average SCSU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

69% of SCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,513 a year. SCSU has a 2.7% 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 $44,062 during the early-career years.

#12

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$12,345 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
58% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Western Connecticut State University is 5,246, of which 4,640 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,849 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

58% of WestConn students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,469 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WestConn is $44,788.

#12

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$12,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
50% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Central Connecticut State University is 10,652, of which 8,593 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,811 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CCSU is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,218 a year. CCSU has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,656 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Gateway Community College is 6,003, which includes 1,902 full-time undergraduates. 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 $3,813 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,432 during the early-career years.

#15

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$4,772 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,424 full-time undergraduates at NCC, and 4,420 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,214 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$4,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,160 students at Three Rivers Community College in total, 1,056 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,386 during the early-career years.

#17

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$46,148 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
72% Freshmen Loans

There are 6,493 students at UHart in total, 4,521 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,073 are full-time. For undergraduates at UHart, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,398 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,345 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$4,772 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
2% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Northwestern Connecticut Community College is 1,228, which includes 457 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

2% of NCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,379 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NCCC is $32,788.

#19

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$15,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
72% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Post University is 13,844, of which 12,848 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,609 are full-time. For undergraduates at Post University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Roughly 72% of students at Post University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,441 a year. Post University has a 5.2% 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 $29,592 during the early-career years.

#20

Charter Oak State College

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$8,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
83% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,634 students at Charter Oak State College in total, 1,538 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 401 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,148 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,516 during the early-career years.

#21

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
$4,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,334 full-time undergraduates at Housatonic Community College, and 3,821 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Housatonic Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,718 a year. Housatonic Community College has a 3.2% 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 $33,530 during the early-career years.

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