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Colleges in Connecticut

Connecticut is a New England state with a rich maritime tradition and a full spectrum of higher education opportunities, including Ivy League member Yale University. The proximity to New York City is surely a selling point for students longing for access to the big city while still enjoying a comfortable, college-town atmosphere.


There are 42 colleges in Connecticut, 23 public and 19 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Connecticut has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The largest public institution is the University of Connecticut (UConn) whose main campus is located in Storrs. Regional UConn campuses include Avery Point, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Hartford.


Other Connecticut colleges include Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Fairfield University in Fairfield, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, and many, many more. Additionally, New London, Connecticut, is home to the United States Coast Guard Academy.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Connecticut, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Connecticut

School Scholarships Available
Albertus Magnus College 7 scholarships
Asnuntuck Community College No scholarships
Capital Community College No scholarships
Central Connecticut State University 127 scholarships
Charter Oak State College 7 scholarships
Connecticut College 15 scholarships
Eastern Connecticut State University 50 scholarships
Fairfield University 6 scholarships
Gateway Community College - Connecticut No scholarships
Goodwin College No scholarships
Hartford Seminary No scholarships
Housatonic Community College No scholarships
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 2 scholarships
Manchester Community College No scholarships
Middlesex Community College - Connecticut No scholarships
Mitchell College No scholarships
Naugatuck Valley Community College No scholarships
Northwestern Connecticut Community College No scholarships
Norwalk Community College No scholarships
Quinebaug Valley Community College No scholarships
Quinnipiac University 8 scholarships
Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc No scholarships
Sacred Heart University 12 scholarships
Southern Connecticut State University 16 scholarships
St Vincent's College No scholarships
Stratford School of Aviation Maintenance Technicians No scholarships
Three Rivers Community College - Connecticut No scholarships
Trinity College No scholarships
Tunxis Community College No scholarships
United States Coast Guard Academy 1 scholarships
University of Bridgeport 32 scholarships
University of Connecticut 14 scholarships
University of Connecticut-Avery Point 6 scholarships
University of Connecticut-Stamford 21 scholarships
University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus 36 scholarships
University of Hartford 16 scholarships
University of New Haven 9 scholarships
University of Saint Joseph 3 scholarships
Wesleyan University 4 scholarships
Western Connecticut State University 92 scholarships
Yale University No scholarships
Yale-New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship No scholarships