Colleges in Connecticut

Colleges in Connecticut

Connecticut has 1,065 miles of coastal shoreline and is the southernmost part of the New England region. Colleges in Connecticut include the state’s public institutions, the Connecticut State system, as well as the United States Coast Guard Academy. The oldest institution in the Constitution State is Yale University, established in 1701. Top industries are advanced manufacturing, bioscience, digital media, and green technology, as well as insurance and financial services. As the third smallest state in the US, it can be traversed from end to end in less than two hours and has a “humid continental climate,” meaning cold winters and humid summers. It’s home to the Holy Land, USA, the Mystic Seaport, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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Yale University

Yale University is a large research institution chartered in 1701, making it the third-oldest institution of higher education in the US. On top of the numerous academic undergrad degrees at Yale College, students also have access to Multidisciplinary...

“…Yale University is the best thing that has happened to me. In the most non cliche way possible, I have learned more during my first year and a half here than I could have ever imagined. Thanks to the political, economic, and ethnic diversity, I have...” – Brea from Freeport, NY

University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is a public research university that houses 14 schools and colleges, and more than 100 undergraduate majors. Centered around Horsebarn Hill, the university features a floriculture greenhouse, animal barns, and Dairy Bar,...

“…I am definitely learning more than I could have imagined. The classes are challenging yet rewarding, confirming the idea that UConn will provide me with an adequate education. As a major in physiology and neurobiology, I am thrust into the sciences...” – Jamie from Milford, CT

Wesleyan University

Founded in 1831 by a group of local citizens and Methodist leaders, Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution in central Connecticut. Wesleyan confers bachelor’s degrees in 45 academic majors. For students interested in the fine and...

“…Wesleyan University is a great university that allows self-growth. There are frequent parties and events to make up for a small-town located school. The diverse student body and great Wesleyan faculty make Wesleyan a truly unique and great experience...” – Brittany from Lithonia, GA

University of Hartford

The University of Hartford is a 4-year private school in Connecticut’s capital city. UHart was originally founded as a commuter school for returning World War II soldiers and is now home to seven colleges and schools conferring undergrad degrees in...

“…There are many student clubs and organizations, and the student population is large enough that you're practically guaranteed to be able to find a group of people that you mesh well with. The academic programs are highly varied and it's easy to...” – Nicholas from MA

University of New Haven

Originally founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a 4-year private institution on the New Haven coast. UNH is home to six colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 100 fields of study. Additionally, the UNH...

“…While some classes may not seem useful to take, they really help round out your education. I have learned so much here. I have taken more credits here than most students I know elsewhere. All of our teachers here have real world experience in their...” – Michelle from Islip Terrace, NY

Trinity College

Originally founded as Washington College in 1823, Trinity College is a 4-year liberal arts college in Hartford and the second oldest college in Connecticut. Trinity offers bachelor’s degrees in 41 academic majors and provides the chance to earn 200...

“…All of the professors under whom I have studied so far have shown themselves to be extremely knowledgeable. The quality of the education, combined with the academic atmosphere, can be highly beneficial no matter what kind of learner you are. ” – Edwin from Havre, MT

Quinnipiac University

A private university, Quinnipiac University is comprised of three regional campuses in Connecticut that feature the College of Arts and Sciences and eight professional schools. Quinnipiac puts extra emphasis on professions and career-readiness,...

“…Class sizes are relatively small, which creates a great environment to develop relationships with professors. They get to know students personally, and will do the best they can to help you succeed. Professors also bring experience and knowledge...” – Valerie - PA

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in southwest Connecticut and the first Catholic university in the nation to be staffed by non-clergy members. The second largest Catholic university in the Northeast, Sacred Heart is home...

“…Sacred Heart University was my number one college for as long as I can remember. Being accepted was the best feeling and the school did not disappoint me. Sacred Heart University is a smaller college but is truly a great school.” – Connecticut

Fairfield University

Founded by the Society of Jesus, Fairfield University is a 4-year Jesuit institution in coastal Connecticut. Fairfield provides a liberal arts education and offers degrees in 44 academic majors as well as 16 interdisciplinary majors. As a Catholic...

“…The teachers focus on broadening your view and the extensive core forces you to study fields you would have never considered, but could decide major in.” – Kristin from Martinsville, NJ

University of Bridgeport

With campus along the coast of the Long Island Sound, the University of Bridgeport is a private institution in southern Connecticut. UB is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences offering degrees in over 125 academic...

“…University of Bridgeport is amazing. The students all get along. The staff is always willing to help you.” – Allan from Passaic, NJ

Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution focused on liberal arts and professional training. SCSU is part of the Connecticut State University System and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. All students must complete a Liberal...

“…This is a great school if you want to be challenged. Everyone on campus from students to professors are all focused and helpful. The opportunity in research for aspiring biology majors are great! ” – Angela from East Haven, CT

Connecticut College

With campus overlooking the Thames River and Long Island Sound, Connecticut College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Connecticut. Connecticut grants bachelor’s degrees in 70 academic fields of study and students also have the opportunity...

“…Connecticut College provides a personalized approach to a liberal arts education. Each student is given the opportunity to craft their own major and minor to ensure a successful future. Undoubtedly, Conn students are on a fast track to a career in...” – Olivia from Hopewell Junction, NY

Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is Connecticut’s oldest public university and the largest institution in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. CCSU is home to schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Graduate Studies...

“…CCSU is an awesome school that keeps its students on track, in a clean environment. they keep us engaged with campus activities. i love CCSU.” – Dillion from Bristol, CT

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is a 4-year liberal arts institution and the third oldest public university in Connecticut. ECSU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all students are required to fulfill...

“…ECSU is in general a great college. Eastern has around 5,400 students and it the perfect mix if you do not want to go to a small or large college. It has great professors, and you will receive an education and friendships that will help you...” – Brianna from Putnam, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University is a 4-year institution calling Danbury, CT, home. The university is comprised of two campuses within 3 miles of each other: a 34-acre campus downtown called Midtown and a 364-acre campus called Westside. WCSU is...

“…With professors that are clearly knowledgeable in their respective profession, a quality education is sure to be attained while attending WestConn. Not only do every one of the teachers I have studied under have given me a quality education with...” – Michael from Charlton, MA

Mitchell College is a private institution located in New London, Connecticut, along the Thames River. The school provides a liberal arts education as well as professional studies. Popular majors include communications, homeland security, and...

“…Good, Helpful, Expensive. ” – Estephanie from Sleepy Hollow, NY

Located just outside of Hartford, Manchester Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. MCC features 47 academic programs and continuing education courses in 21 fields of study as well as an Honors College. Several...

“…This school is a very advanced and close community college. Every teacher that works here truly cares for each and everyone of their students. The students here are also easy to get along because we are so close in a classroom. ” – Crystal from Manchester, CT

The University of Saint Joseph is a private Roman Catholic institution that focuses on Christian values. The 90-acre campus features a ministry, an athletic center, an interdisciplinary writing center, a center for student research, eight science...

“…The professors here are incredibly knowledgeable about their subject areas. They are all sociable, and incredibly helpful. I learn more then just what's in the text books. ” – Victoria from Cheshire, CT

Founded in 1890, Post University is a for-profit college in western Connecticut. Post confers bachelor’s degrees in 19 fields of study and is home to six associate degree-granting programs. To accommodate working students, 10 degree programs are...

United States Coast Guard Academy

The United States Coast Guard Academy is a service academy located in coastal Connecticut and the only military academy overseen by the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard offers bachelor’s degrees in nine professional or engineering...

“…The Coast Guard Academy is a highly competitive school both academically and militarily. I have been faced with my hardest challenges here. I would make the choice to come here a thousand times over.” – Chase from Allyn, WA

Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT
Goodwin College

Goodwin College is a private institution based in East Hartford, Connecticut. Classes are offered year round, with evening, weekend, and online options, and the curriculum is career-focused.  Nursing, human services, and medicine are among the most...

Albertus Magnus College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in New Haven, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York City. The college offers over 50 major and minor areas of study for undergraduates, as well as 10 graduate...

Norwalk Community College is a 2-year community college in southwest Connecticut. NCC awards degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and many classes are available online. The NCC enrollment is very diverse and includes students from 87...

“…Norwalk Community College is a wonderful school with awsome programs. The teachers are outstanding. ” – Waltecia from Bridgeport, CT

Naugatuck Valley Community College is a 2-year public community college in Waterbury, Connecticut. As part of every NVCC’s First Year Experience (FYE) course, all incoming students  take part in a shared reading experience. NVCC’s Degree Works...

“…The teachers are very knowledgeable in this school and are patient in answering any questions you may have. They make learning possible for any student regardless of where they are on the i.q spectrum. The teachers cover every crucial aspect of...” – Stephanie from Naugatuck Valley Community College

Housatonic Community College is a 2-year institution in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with five academic departments. HCC features two types of associate degrees, the standard as well as associate degrees for transfer, many of which are direct pathways to...

“…Housatonic Community college is an ideal school for individuals who have lower incomes and/or are minorities. It is located in downtown Bridgeport in close proximity to buses, train station and ferry. HCC has transfer partnerships with four year...” – Michele from Derby, CT

Capital Community College is a 2-year institution in Hartford, the only one in Connecticut’s capital city. With over 45 countries represented in its student body, CCC is home to the Center for Language and Culture, which hosts diverse events as well...

Gateway Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. GCC offers over 90 degrees and certificates and career-track programs in four departments. Workforce training is available at the Gateway Resource Education and...

“…I'm learning PLENTY!!! Believe me. (It's all good!) Even though it's just a community college, don't expect things to be so easy. The professors here really *work* their students, and for good reason too -- they want to see their students SUCCEED....” – Lysette from New Haven, CT

Tunxis Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a suburban campus in Farmington, Connecticut. Tunxis offers over 50 associate’s degree and certificate programs, for either college transfer or job placement and also maintains a...

“…MOST DEFINITELY! =)” – Ashley from New Britain, CT

University of Connecticut-Stamford

University of Connecticut-Stamford is an extension campus of UConn founded in 1952. The university operates the Connecticut Information Technology Institute which provides cyber-business research and IT developments. It is home to an outdoor park,...

“…Be especially careful when choosing your professors. I use Ratemyproff to carefully select mine. There may be a required class which only has one prof, if that's the case try to get a tutor (I use Wyzant). Don't be scared though, I've had amazing...” – Melissa from Stamford, CT

Founded by the Connecticut State Legislature with a mission to help students complete their higher education degrees, Charter Oak State College is an online college based out of the Hartford metro area. Charter Oak State offers a number of online...

“…Diverse and universal at the same time is how I would describe Charter Oak State College. The online education experience is above any other academic institution's that I have tried. The faculty is helpful, knowledgable and involved in your...” – Jamie from Thomaston, CT

Asnuntuck Community College is a 2-year community college in northern Connecticut. ACC offers associate degrees in 20 fields of study as well as 28 certificate-granting programs. For students interested in the fine arts, ACC’s Corridor Gallery...

Middlesex Community College (CT)

Middlesex Community College is a 2-year college in central Connecticut. MXCC offers degrees and certificates in over 60 fields of study. Students in the college’s Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing program craft prescription glasses and contacts for...

“…The collage helps student to prepare to the university and to integrate smoothly into collage studies . The college instructors informative and helpful .” – Liron from Meriden, CT

Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a 2-year institution and the one of the smallest community colleges in Connecticut. NCCC is home to five academic pathways of degree and certificate-granting programs. Among the college’s Public Services...

Originally founded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship is a 50-week graduate program of nutrition science. The YNHH Internship is available in two tracks with a concentration on clinical emphasis...

Quinebaug Valley Community College is a 2-year institution in eastern Connecticut and is home to over 50 academic programs granting degrees and certificates. The Quinebaug Valley Education division hosts a Pathways to Teaching program where students...

“…QVCC is small and the teacher to student ratio helps you get a lot of one on one help, which is very important. The faculty will help students by being flexible around their work schedules. They will also be flexible when it comes to deadlines. The...” – Stephanie from Ballouville, CT

Named for the Thames, Yantic, and Shetucket Rivers, Three Rivers Community College is a 2-year institution in southeast Connecticut. TRCC is home to five academic departments offering associate degree and certificate-granting programs as well as an...

“…the class sizes are small and the professors are extremely helpful and go out of their way to provide explanations and assistance. i found the whole school to be very friendly and helpful from president to security officer.” – Nathanael from Bozrah, CT

The University of Connecticut Avery Point is a public, 4-year institution established in Groton. As a land and sea grant institution, UConn Avery Point is primarily a research college. The college’s seaside, 72-acre campus, which is situated on a...

“…A very active and fun campus with very friendly people. The atmosphere is gentle and caring along with competitive students looking to excel in life. It is a great place to be!” – Peter from Meriden, CT

The University of Connecticut Waterbury is a satellite campus in the UConn system. UConn Waterbury features bachelor’s degree programs in eight subjects including Urban & Community Studies and provides the first two years of instruction for over 110...

Hartford Seminary is a graduate theological institution in Connecticut’s state capital with a multi-faith student body and the first United States-based seminary to admit women to its academic programs. Hartford offers four master’s degrees in...

With campus a short distance from the Connecticut River, Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in the Hartford metro area. In addition to a Priestly Formation program, HA confers bachelor’s degrees in five theological...

Stratford School of Aviation Maintenance Technicians is a public, technical education institution located in Fairfield County. The college offers an Aviation Maintenance Technology certification program, providing training in nearly 50 skilled trade...

Established in 1955, Rensselaer at Hartford is a branch of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute located in Connecticut. The college offers three master’s degree programs in IT & Web Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering & Technology...

Post University- Online

Post University Online is the internet hub for all Post University web-based courses. Post offers 18 bachelor’s degree and six associate degree programs as well as four certificate-granting programs entirely online. All of Post’s online classes...

Branford Hall Career Institute is a vocational school with eight locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Branford Hall is home to 13 certificate-granting career training programs in five healthcare-related fields of study....

Howell/Cheney THS/CT Aero Tech School is a technical and vocational school in the Hartford metro area. CheneyTech hosts career-centered academic programs in 10 fields of study including the only Diesel and Welding Technology programs in Connecticut....

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