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 is the best place on earth. i felt at home within a few weeks and have yet to meet one boring or unlikeable person. the residential college system is probably the highlight of the community.” – Elizabeth from Marietta, GA

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,...

“…Great school, the classes are awesome and there are lots of great people. Not great in terms of the location, there isn't much to do if you aren't looking to be a part of the party scene. Otherwise, amazing school to attend!” – Ashley from Bridgeport, 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...

“…Around campus, there is a general environment of smart, open-minded individuals who are, by a large margin, happy to be at Wesleyan. The free exchange of ideas is valued greatly by students and professors alike. The professors are very engaging and,...” – Brendan from Middletown, CT

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...

“…I feel the school is well rounded, has many majors to look into and a very supportive teaching staff.” – Mason from Berlin, CT

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...

“…the university of new haven has a wide variety of ways for my to excel as a student. they also ask in classes to venture off campus to learn by doing. this university has very helpful teachers as well that are very helpful and understanding.” – Kelsey from Milton, VT

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...

“…This college is great if you want to become successful in life. Since its a liberal arts college it prepares you in other fields of study that do not directly relate to your major. Campus life is wonderfully filled with a diversity of people who are...” – Hard working student

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,...

“…Quinnipiac has a beautiful campus right across from Sleeping Giant state park; no matter what season it is the campus is stunning. The class sizes are nice and small so it is easier to learn in the classroom. The professors are amazing and try to...” – Susan from North Andover, MA

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 is a closely knit private school focused in on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and they live up to this tradition exceptionally. In each of its core classes, and in every learning opportunity students take part in, they...” – Allison from Trumbull, CT

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...

“…Fairfield University is a great community-building university. There are always students around, who are friendly and willing to work together. Group interactions are always encouraged.” – from Woodbury, CT

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...

“…UB is essentially a diverse small friendly community providing a great atmosphere with much to benefit and learn from. The programs as well as courses satisfy my academic endeavor for the pursuit of knowledge. Living on campus is an individualistic...” – Brian from Yonkers, NY

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...

“…I have loved my experiences at Southern Connecticut State University. It is so easy to get involved and there is something for all walks of life. As a student, I feel I am truly motivated to work hard for my future.” – Stephanie from Wallingford, 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...

“…Amazing ” – G NEW YORK, 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...

“…This college is all you can ask for. Not to many people in classes and is a small university where learning material is much easier to grasp on.” – Adam from Bridgeport, CT

Eastern Connecticut State University

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...

“…I absolutely love Eastern Connecticut State University because of all it has to offer. The campus is beautiful, the dorms are comfortable, the people are friendly, and there's always something to do on campus. Plus Eastern is the biggest bang for...” – Rachel from Versailles, 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...

“…Western CT State University is a good place of academic learning. There are a variety of majors and many excellent and engaging professors. WCSU is not perfect, but it has a great environment and holds many interesting opportunities for students.” – Joseph from New Haven, CT

Mitchell College

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...

“…It is a very small school and I find it to be amazing. It is very easy to get work done due to the fact that it is a small school, common college interruptions are limited here. It is very good school, all the professors here do their best to help a...” – Ian from Middletown, 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...

“…Manchester Community College is an amazing school. The staff and professors are so friendly, and they push you to become the best you can be. The professors are all very helpful, and willing to help you succeed!” – Megan from Bloomfield, CT

University of Saint Joseph

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...

“…I am in the Weekend Learner Program, and have found the staff and faculty very helpful. The courses are available around my work schedule. The tuition and fees are expensive, but its worth it.” – Teri from Cromwell, 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 an institute for leadership. This is no ordinary college. The primary mission is to develop young leaders into mentally tough, physically fit and academically strong officers in the Coast Guard.”

Goodwin College
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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...

“…goodwin college is a wonderful college it provides students with respectful and professional staff. professors and classroom where the student would have great communication on one on one level with professors. the help and education is wonderfull. ” – Y from Hartford, CT

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...

“…AMC is a great school. The learning environment at AMC is very personal and easy to learn in. The professors genuinely care for every student and offer tutoring.” – Gloria from Bridgeport, CT

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...

“…NCC is a great school to start at, especially of if you do not know what you want to do with your future yet. Has plenty of majors that allow you to expand you knowledge of the different areas to study in. Also is a worth every penny spent.” – Isaias from Stamford, 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...

“…Naugatuck Valley Community College has many extra-curricular activities that are a fantastic supplement to the course-load. On campus activities and events (plays, concerts, performances, dances, etc.) happen regularly. Like with all colleges, there...” – Justin from Derby, CT

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 a 2 year college that offers certifications, degrees and transfer programs. The college is convenient to My home & public transportation. HCC is affordable & has an excellent reputation in my community. ” – Mathew from Shelton, 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...

“…it is one of the nicest community college in connecticut. and it is very affordable, secure, accessible, and easy for transportation. the school curriculum is well designed. it has well organized and helpful academic center” – Meron from Hartford, CT

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...

“…gateway community college offers a decent learning environment with knowledgable professors. some of the courses are dumbed down a little due to the type of students that the college attracts, but there are still opportunities provided to get a...” – Daniel 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...

“…Tunxis Community College is a well known community college that inspired many students to greater achievement in their community. Tunxis approached of ability based education helps student develop key areas that will make he/ she successful in the...” – Elysee from Bristol, 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,...

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...

“…My experience at this school has been very positive. The professors are tough but fair, and I enjoy the challenges. The school is small but that makes it more personal and I find opportunities are more available because of this.” – lisa from Middletown, 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...

“…Here at Nortwestern CT Community College there is a student population that transcends generations. Whether you're taking a course for continued education or starting out on your path for a degree Northwestern CT has something to offer you.” – All-Around CT Student

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...

“…i remember a lot of my fellow high school friends looking down at this community college because it wasn't those big universities but i can honestly say this is a great school. this school not only has great programs like their nursing one but...” – Mindy from Gales Ferry, 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...

“…The atmosphere at UCONN/Waterbury is professional, yet casual. People here, students and teachers alike, seem to be very friendly and helpful. I have a guidance counselor that is devoted to my educational career.” – Joseph from Waterbury, CT

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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