Best Engineering colleges in Connecticut

Why a degree in engineering?

Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.

How to prepare for an engineering degree

Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.

It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.

*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php

Best Engineering colleges in Connecticut for 2021

University of Connecticut offers 44 Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,228 Engineering students graduated with students earning 909 Bachelor's degrees, 182 Master's degrees, 122 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Certificates.

Yale University
New Haven, CT
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Yale University offers 32 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 524 Engineering students graduated with students earning 295 Master's degrees, 193 Bachelor's degrees, and 36 Doctoral degrees.

University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
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University of New Haven offers 27 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 301 Engineering students graduated with students earning 157 Master's degrees, 143 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford offers 23 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 291 Engineering students graduated with students earning 237 Bachelor's degrees, 50 Master's degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 207 Engineering students graduated with students earning 143 Master's degrees, 49 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Doctoral degrees.

Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University offers 12 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 129 Engineering students graduated with students earning 77 Bachelor's degrees, and 52 Master's degrees.

Central Connecticut State University offers 11 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 170 Engineering students graduated with students earning 165 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT

Goodwin College offers 6 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 120 Engineering students graduated with students earning 104 Certificates, 13 Associate's degrees, and 3 Bachelor's degrees.

Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Trinity College offers 6 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 37 Engineering students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees.

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University offers 1 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 19 Engineering students graduated with students earning 19 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Engineering colleges in Connecticut

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Connecticut Logo University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
4/5
18 : 1 27,280
Yale University Logo Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
11 : 1 13,609
University of New Haven Logo University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
25 : 1 6,793
University of Hartford Logo University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
5/5
19 : 1 6,773
University of Bridgeport Logo University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT
5/5
34 : 1 5,089
Three Rivers Community College Logo Three Rivers Community College Norwich, CT
2/5
47 : 1 3,304
Fairfield University Logo Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
5/5
18 : 1 5,349
Gateway Community College Logo Gateway Community College New Haven, CT
2/5
67 : 1 6,864
Naugatuck Valley Community College Logo Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
2/5
64 : 1 6,055
Central Connecticut State University Logo Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
3/5
25 : 1 11,154
Goodwin College Logo Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
4/5
36 : 1 3,297
Manchester Community College Logo Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
2/5
57 : 1 5,511
Quinnipiac University Logo Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
5/5
23 : 1 9,708
United States Coast Guard Academy Logo United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT   8 : 1 1,069
Trinity College Logo Trinity College Hartford, CT
5/5
10 : 1 2,234
Quinebaug Valley Community College Logo Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson, CT
2/5
48 : 1 1,299
Norwalk Community College Logo Norwalk Community College Norwalk, CT
2/5
58 : 1 5,083
Middlesex Community College Logo Middlesex Community College Middletown, CT
2/5
53 : 1 2,424
Rensselaer at Hartford Logo Rensselaer at Hartford Hartford, CT   30 : 1 89
Asnuntuck Community College Logo Asnuntuck Community College Enfield, CT
2/5
47 : 1 1,600

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