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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $19,156 per year to get their degree at a college in Connecticut, while out of state students will pay an average of $24,174 per year.

An estimated 49% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average 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

The total student population at Sacred Heart University is 9,156, of which 6,158 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,348 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sacred Heart is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students 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. Sacred Heart has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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 27,280 students at UCONN in total, 18,847 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,229 are full-time. It takes the average UCONN undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Quinnipiac University

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

There are 6,845 undergraduates at Quinnipiac, of which 6,543 are full-time, and there are 9,708 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Quinnipiac. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Quinnipiac take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinnipiac is $51,900.

#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 3,297 students at Goodwin in total, 3,208 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 453 are full-time. For undergraduates at Goodwin, the average graduation time is 5.2 years.

Roughly 86% of students at Goodwin take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 13,609 students at Yale in total, 6,092 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,088 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Yale is 99%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

8% of Yale students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,025 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $56,600 during the early-career years.

#6

Fairfield University

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

There are 5,349 students at Fairfield U in total, 4,303 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,160 are full-time. It takes the average Fairfield U undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 55% of students at Fairfield U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,106 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Fairfield U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Stone Academy-West Haven

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

There are 531 students at Stone Academy-West Haven in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Stone Academy-West Haven take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 1,300 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, and 1,944 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

81% of Porter and Chester Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Stone Academy-East Hartford is 462, which includes 237 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

52% of Stone Academy-East Hartford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,900 during the early-career years.

#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 904 undergraduates at USJ, of which 794 are full-time, and there are 2,398 students altogether. It takes the average USJ undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 82% of students at USJ take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USJ is $43,500.

#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 730, which includes 519 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,369 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#12

Capital Community College

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

There are 687 full-time undergraduates at Capital Community College, and 3,083 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 average amount of student loans 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 4,982 undergraduates at WestConn, of which 4,074 are full-time, and there are 5,631 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WestConn is 4.6 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Naugatuck Valley Community College

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

There are 6,055 students at Naugatuck Valley Community College in total, 2,098 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Naugatuck Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Naugatuck Valley Community College is $27,600.

#15

Southern Connecticut State University

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

There are 9,817 students at SCSU in total, 7,962 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,801 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

74% of SCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,734 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 9,045 undergraduates at CCSU, of which 7,253 are full-time, and there are 11,154 students altogether. For undergraduates at CCSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

64% of CCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,958 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 6,864 students at Gateway Community College in total, 1,915 are 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 $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 348 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - New Britain, and 542 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,532 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#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 4,793 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,247 are full-time, and there are 6,773 students altogether. It takes the average UHart undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% 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. UHart has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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 5,083, which includes 1,681 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NCC is $26,500.

#21

Three Rivers Community College

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

There are 3,304 students at Three Rivers Community College in total, 1,076 are 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 typical student loan amount is $4,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Three Rivers Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Stone Academy-Waterbury

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

There are 154 full-time undergraduates at Stone Academy-Waterbury, and 259 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

46% of Stone Academy-Waterbury students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#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 5,089 students at UBridgeport in total, 3,233 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,132 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UBridgeport 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 average amount of student loans is $10,984 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 1,308 students at NCCC in total, 429 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,797 a year. NCCC has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees

There are 29 full-time undergraduates at AIHT Education, and 43 students altogether.

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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