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Central Connecticut State University is a public institution situated in New Britain, Connecticut. New Britain is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

63 Undergraduate Degrees
38 Graduate Degrees
$31,964 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
67% Acceptance Rate

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Central Connecticut State University Rankings

We have ranked CCSU as #209 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CCSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CCSU.

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Where Is Central Connecticut State University?

Location of Central Connecticut State University

Contact details for CCSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: 860-832-2278

How Do I Get Into CCSU?

You can apply to CCSU online at:

Admission Requirements for CCSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CCSU?

67% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
97% Submit SAT Scores
CCSU has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 97% of students accepted to CCSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 480 to 570 )
CCSU received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Central Connecticut State University?

$31,964 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CCSU is $31,964. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CCSU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,958 a year. That adds up to $27,832 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,253 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,045 undergraduate students at CCSU, with 7,253 being full-time and 1,792 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CCSU

There are also 2,109 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,253 full-time undergraduates at CCSU, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CCSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Central Connecticut State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CCSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 293
Black or African American 859
Hispanic or Latino 1,174
White 4,288
International Students 121
Other Races/Ethnicities 518

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Central Connecticut State University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 49 countries are represented at CCSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Central Connecticut State University

119 Took All Classes Online
835 Took At Least One Class Online
16.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 835 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CCSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CCSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Central Connecticut State University was 16.2%. This is the #654 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CCSU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CCSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 2%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Central Connecticut State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 63 0 0 63
Nurse Anesthetist 0 29 5 34
Nursing Practice 0 4 0 4
TOTAL 63 33 5 101


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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