Best colleges in Hartford

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Historic treasure with enviable career opportunities

Halfway between New York and Boston is one of America's oldest towns, Hartford. Connecticut's capital is ready to stimulate your ambitious spirit with historic sites, captivating nature parks, endless eateries and diverse shopping destinations. With over 13 colleges in the city limits, you can major in just about anything from visual communication design to mechanical engineering. and with a nickname like "Insurance Capital of the World" and home to numerous insurance empires, a degree in business could be a golden ticket to a career straight after graduation. Hartford also offers desirable career opportunities to graduates at big-name employers like General Electric, Xerox Corp, and Champion International.

Whether you're a ski buff ready to tackle West Hartford Reservoir's 3000-acre forest or driven to tap into your inner author at Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford is the place for you. With its vibrant community attractions like the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Launch Trampoline Park, and Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, Hartford's fun knows no limits. Explore downtown Hartford's rustic bar and dining scene or get your cheer on at a Hartford Wolf Pack hockey game or New England Seawolves AFL game. With a dynamic, four season climate, sunshine and snow adventures await you 365 days a year. Hartford's past meets present culture and offers an unsurpassed collegiate experience and post-graduate lifestyle. go-connecticut.com visitconnecticut.com Wikipedia, "Hartford"

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Best Four Year Universities in Hartford

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University offers 85 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 841 students graduated with students earning 763 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Trinity College offers 51 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 537 students graduated with students earning 506 Bachelor's degrees, and 31 Master's degrees.

University of Connecticut offers 403 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 8,598 students graduated with students earning 5,479 Bachelor's degrees, 1,939 Master's degrees, 748 Doctoral degrees, 416 Certificates, and 16 Associate's degrees.

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Central Connecticut State University offers 143 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 2,820 students graduated with students earning 2,006 Bachelor's degrees, 614 Master's degrees, 190 Certificates, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford offers 146 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,929 students graduated with students earning 1,090 Bachelor's degrees, 587 Master's degrees, 125 Associate's degrees, 85 Doctoral degrees, and 42 Certificates.

University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT

University of Saint Joseph offers 77 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 860 students graduated with students earning 522 Master's degrees, 201 Bachelor's degrees, 84 Doctoral degrees, and 53 Certificates.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary offers 24 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 118 students graduated with students earning 83 Master's degrees, 21 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Associate's degrees, and 7 Certificates.

Charter Oak State College
New Britain, CT

Charter Oak State College offers 58 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 633 students graduated with students earning 465 Bachelor's degrees, 70 Associate's degrees, 57 Certificates, and 41 Master's degrees.

Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT

Goodwin College offers 75 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 934 students graduated with students earning 547 Associate's degrees, 202 Bachelor's degrees, 171 Certificates, and 14 Master's degrees.

Hartford Seminary
Hartford, CT

Hartford Seminary offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 48 students graduated with students earning 25 Certificates, 18 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Hartford

Asnuntuck Community College offers 52 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 409 students graduated with students earning 260 Certificates, and 149 Associate's degrees.

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Capital Community College offers 68 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 421 students graduated with students earning 347 Associate's degrees, and 74 Certificates.

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Middlesex Community College offers 61 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 407 students graduated with students earning 345 Associate's degrees, and 62 Certificates.

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Manchester Community College offers 87 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 850 students graduated with students earning 692 Associate's degrees, and 158 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Hartford

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Wesleyan University Logo Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
5/5
9 : 1 3,230
Trinity College Logo Trinity College Hartford, CT
5/5
10 : 1 2,234
University of Connecticut Logo University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
4/5
18 : 1 27,280
CT Aero Tech School Logo CT Aero Tech School Hartford, CT     61
Central Connecticut State University Logo Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
3/5
25 : 1 11,154
University of Hartford Logo University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
5/5
19 : 1 6,773
University of Saint Joseph Logo University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
5/5
17 : 1 2,398
Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor Logo Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor East Windsor, CT     978
Stone Academy-East Hartford Logo Stone Academy-East Hartford East Hartford, CT     462
Bristol Technical Education Center Logo Bristol Technical Education Center Bristol, CT     76
Holy Apostles College and Seminary Logo Holy Apostles College and Seminary Cromwell, CT
3/5
43 : 1 603
American Institute-West Hartford Logo American Institute-West Hartford West Hartford, CT     357
International Institute of Cosmetology Logo International Institute of Cosmetology Wethersfield, CT     163
Charter Oak State College Logo Charter Oak State College New Britain, CT
3/5
  1,611
Asnuntuck Community College Logo Asnuntuck Community College Enfield, CT
2/5
47 : 1 1,600
Goodwin College Logo Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
4/5
36 : 1 3,297
Capital Community College Logo Capital Community College Hartford, CT
2/5
47 : 1 3,083
Middlesex Community College Logo Middlesex Community College Middletown, CT
2/5
53 : 1 2,424
Cortiva Institute-Cromwell Logo Cortiva Institute-Cromwell Cromwell, CT     124
Manchester Community College Logo Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
2/5
57 : 1 5,511