Best Colleges in Connecticut

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Could you live without Connecticut's inventions?

Connecticut is home to plenty of educational prestige with 9 notable colleges founded in the 18th and 19th centuries and 32 total higher learning institutions. But make sure to network while you're in school since there are many job opportunities right here in-state. Connecticut's strong educational reputation has convinced many companies to set up headquarters here, including ESPN, Aetna, Brooks Brothers, General Electric, and Priceline. This, in turn, has caused students to major in a variety of studies: advertising, television production, business management, healthcare, and computer engineering. and since Connecticut claims to have invented of the hamburger, Polaroid cameras, the helicopter, and color television, the state needs creative computer and technology students to keep its reputation alive.

Connecticut may hold down the roots of our nation's history, but they certainly aren't always so serious. Home to the Connecticut Beer Trail. brewery enthusiasts can dedicate 3 days to touring the state's bars and pubs. For more relaxation, explore Connecticut's antique trail. From the Antique & Artisans Center to the Woodbury Auction, those who love vintage will fare well in this historic state. Every September, the city of Somers hosts the Four Town Fair. As one of the oldest fairs in the state, patrons enjoy plenty of entertainment and contests, including the Women's Skillet Throw, a corn eating contest, and even a doodlebug drawing contest. What does a doodlebug look like? You'll have to come here to find out. Connecticut is your go-to state for rich history and plenty of outdoor and culinary adventures. Whatever you love to do, Connecticut will give you the tools to turn that passion into a career.

*Wikipedia, "Connecticut Colleges and Universities" *www.50states.com

Best Four Year Universities in Connecticut

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 397 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 5,113 students graduated with students earning 2,057 Master's degrees, 1,625 Bachelor's degrees, 821 Doctoral degrees, and 610 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut offers 455 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 8,795 students graduated with students earning 5,866 Bachelor's degrees, 1,848 Master's degrees, 803 Doctoral degrees, 258 Certificates degrees, and 20 Associate's degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
3 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University offers 116 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,537 students graduated with students earning 1,551 Bachelor's degrees, 651 Master's degrees, 311 Doctoral degrees, and 24 Certificates degrees.

4 Wesleyan University Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University offers 135 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 1,256 students graduated with students earning 1,176 Bachelor's degrees, 64 Master's degrees, 16 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 University of New Haven West Haven, CT

University of New Haven offers 159 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,672 students graduated with students earning 1,534 Bachelor's degrees, 818 Master's degrees, 282 Certificates degrees, 38 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford offers 152 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,972 students graduated with students earning 1,126 Bachelor's degrees, 519 Master's degrees, 160 Associate's degrees, 117 Doctoral degrees, and 50 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University offers 156 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,767 students graduated with students earning 2,057 Bachelor's degrees, 610 Master's degrees, 93 Certificates degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University offers 68 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 1,128 students graduated with students earning 973 Bachelor's degrees, 136 Master's degrees, 11 Associate's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 Trinity College Hartford, CT

Trinity College offers 89 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 654 students graduated with students earning 626 Bachelor's degrees, and 28 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT

United States Coast Guard Academy offers 9 Degree programs. It's a very small public university in a small city. In 2015, 233 students graduated with students earning 233 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Connecticut

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT

Naugatuck Valley Community College offers 81 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 1,241 students graduated with students earning 857 Associate's degrees, and 384 Certificates degrees.

2 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT

Manchester Community College offers 83 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,014 students graduated with students earning 879 Associate's degrees, and 135 Certificates degrees.

3 Housatonic Community College Bridgeport, CT

Housatonic Community College offers 47 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 605 students graduated with students earning 494 Associate's degrees, and 111 Certificates degrees.

4 Gateway Community College New Haven, CT

Gateway Community College offers 80 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 904 students graduated with students earning 730 Associate's degrees, and 174 Certificates degrees.

5 Norwalk Community College Norwalk, CT

Norwalk Community College offers 60 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 732 students graduated with students earning 606 Associate's degrees, and 126 Certificates degrees.

6 Middlesex Community College Middletown, CT

Middlesex Community College offers 49 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small city. In 2015, 429 students graduated with students earning 353 Associate's degrees, and 76 Certificates degrees.

7 Tunxis Community College Farmington, CT

Tunxis Community College offers 43 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 560 students graduated with students earning 412 Associate's degrees, and 148 Certificates degrees.

8 Three Rivers Community College Norwich, CT

Three Rivers Community College offers 70 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 589 students graduated with students earning 510 Associate's degrees, and 79 Certificates degrees.

9 Capital Community College Hartford, CT

Capital Community College offers 55 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 487 students graduated with students earning 385 Associate's degrees, and 102 Certificates degrees.

10 Asnuntuck Community College Enfield, CT

Asnuntuck Community College offers 35 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 410 students graduated with students earning 233 Certificates degrees, and 177 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
University of Connecticut University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
3/5
15 : 1 27,043
Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
5/5
17 : 1 9,654
Wesleyan University Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
5/5
9 : 1 3,138
University of New Haven University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
18 : 1 6,786
University of Hartford University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
5/5
12 : 1 6,912
Central Connecticut State University Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
3/5
20 : 1 12,086
Western Connecticut State University Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT
3/5
17 : 1 5,826
Trinity College Trinity College Hartford, CT
5/5
11 : 1 2,397
United States Coast Guard Academy United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT
1/5
10 : 1 898
Southern Connecticut State University Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
3/5
18 : 1 10,473
University of Bridgeport University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT
5/5
23 : 1 5,433
University of Saint Joseph University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
5/5
13 : 1 2,553
Fairfield University Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
5/5
15 : 1 5,138
Sacred Heart University Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
5/5
20 : 1 8,235
University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus Waterbury, CT
3/5
59 : 1 2,300
Post University Post University Waterbury, CT
4/5
35 : 1 7,429
Connecticut College Connecticut College New London, CT
5/5
9 : 1 1,922
Eastern Connecticut State University Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
3/5
18 : 1 5,261
University of Connecticut-Avery Point University of Connecticut-Avery Point Groton, CT
3/5
38 : 1 717
St Vincent's College St Vincent's College Bridgeport, CT
3/5
15 : 1 675
University of Connecticut-Stamford University of Connecticut-Stamford Stamford, CT
3/5
83 : 1 1,564
Naugatuck Valley Community College Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
2/5
32 : 1 6,976
Albertus Magnus College Albertus Magnus College New Haven, CT
5/5
13 : 1 1,515
Manchester Community College Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
2/5
31 : 1 6,891

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