Connecticut Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Connecticut

If you're considering furthering your education at one of the more than 45 colleges or universities in Connecticut, you'd be in good company. Connecticut residents are the best-educated in the nation--and they have the highest per capita income. Southern New England is a great place to spend your college years, with plenty of stress-relieving getaways: 250 miles of easily accessible shoreline, and beautiful countryside perfect for hiking and biking. Of course, there are other ways to let off steam--New Haven, home of Yale, is a well-known college town, and the urban excitements of New York City and Boston are both within reach.

Career prospects could be excellent here, thanks to the state's status as a research and development hub. The state is home to developing technologies ranging from bioscience to fuel cells and film and digital media; and as the "insurance capital of the world," it has a burgeoning financial sector that could offer promise to business majors.

Career outlook in Connecticut

Connecticut is, logistically, an ideal location for business, which could be why so many important companies are located there. Central Connecticut is located within 500 miles of one-third of the entire U.S. population and two-thirds of the entire Canadian population. The State of Connecticut Department of Labor has indicated that careers in health care, education, business and financial operations, computer and mathematical operations and distribution/freight positions are especially fast-growing. According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean earned wages for several "hot jobs" in Connecticut were:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $73,250
  2. Computer systems analysts: $86,840
  3. Elementary school teachers: $66,500
  4. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants: $52,260
  5. Maintenance and repair workers: $43,140
  6. Registered nurses: $73,860

Whether your interests lie in the high-tech career or in a helping field, you could find that there are numerous advantages to graduates of colleges and universities in Connecticut. Since more than 10 Fortune 500 companies are located within the state--including Aetna, General Electric and Xerox--you could put your new skills to work finding employment with a large corporation.

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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
  • First campus was opened in 1946, now with 22 campuses across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
  • First campus was opened in 1946, now with 22 campuses across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2011.
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and currently a part centennial honoree.
  • 5 campuses located across New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
  • Established in 1850 as Lowell School of Business in New York.
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  • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2011.
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and currently a part centennial honoree.
  • 5 campuses located across New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
  • Established in 1850 as Lowell School of Business in New York.
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  • Flexible Scheduling
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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Prepare to advance your STEM career with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Our master’s degree programs empower you to create new career opportunities through a curriculum that teaches the latest theories and concepts rooted in real-world experiential learning. Best of all, our online course delivery gives you more control over your study schedule—perfect for students who are currently mid-career.

Prepare to advance your STEM career with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Our master’s degree programs empower you to create new career opportunities through a curriculum that teaches the latest theories and concepts rooted in real-world experiential learning. Best of all, our online course delivery gives you more control over your study schedule—perfect for students who are currently mid-career.

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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • In a 2013 survey, 83% of students said they would recommend the university to others.
  • Most degree-seeking online and campus-based students are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Average class sizes is 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Founded in 1937 in Davenport, Iowa as the American Institute of Commerce (AIC).
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

Other Colleges & Universities in Connecticut

The following list of schools in Connecticut has been resourced from The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

Degrees Offered include Certificates [C], Associate Degrees [A], Bachelor's Degrees [B], Master's Degrees [M], and Doctorate Degrees [D]

College
Available Degrees
College Type
Address
Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
950 Yale Ave Unit 20, Wallingford, Connecticut 06492
Albert I Prince Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
401 Flatbush Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Albertus Magnus College
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
700 Prospect St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1189
Asnuntuck Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
170 Elm St, Enfield, Connecticut 06082
Bais Binyomin Academy
C
2-year, Private not-for-profit
132 Prospect St, Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
251 West Main St, Branford, Connecticut 06405
Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford Campus
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
1 Summit Place, Branford, Connecticut 06405-4103
Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
35 N Main St, Southington, Connecticut 06489
Branford Hall Career Institute-Windsor Campus
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
995 Day Hill Rd, Windsor, Connecticut 06095
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
C
< 2-year, Private not-for-profit
200 Mill Hill Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Brio Academy of Cosmetology-East Hartford
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
1000 Main St, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108
Brio Academy of Cosmetology-Meriden
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
1231 E Main St, Meriden, Connecticut 06450-4836
Brio Academy of Cosmetology-Niantic
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
63 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, Connecticut 06357-3224
Bristol Technical Education Center
C
< 2-year, Public
431 Minor Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
500 Palisade Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Capital Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
950 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Central Connecticut State University
C, B, M, D
4-year, Public
1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut 06050
Charter Oak State College
C, A, B
4-year, Public
55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, Connecticut 06053
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Groton
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
1154 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, Connecticut 06340
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Newington
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
75 Kitts Lane, Newington, Connecticut 06111-3975
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Westport
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
25 Sylvan Rd South, Westport, Connecticut 06880-4619
Connecticut College
B, M
4-year, Private not-for-profit
270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320-4196
Connecticut Institute of Hair Design
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
1681 Meriden Rd, Wolcott, Connecticut 06716
Eastern Connecticut State University
A, B, M
4-year, Public
83 Windham St, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226
Eli Whitney Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
71 Jones Rd, Hamden, Connecticut 06514
European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
1575 Boston Post Rd Bldg C, Guilford, Connecticut 06437-2319
Fairfield University
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195
American Institute
C
2-year, Private for-profit
99 South Street, West Hartford, Connecticut 06110-1922
Gateway Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
20 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Goodwin College
C, A, B
4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
Hartford Seminary
C, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
77 Sherman Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06105-2260
Holy Apostles College and Seminary
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
33 Prospect Hill Rd, Cromwell, Connecticut 06416-2005
Housatonic Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-4704
Howell Cheney Technical High School
C
2-year, Public
791 W. Middle Turnpike, Manchester, Connecticut 06040
Industrial Management Training Institute
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
233 Mill St, Waterbury, Connecticut 06706
International Institute of Cosmetology
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
632 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Lincoln College of New England-Hartford
C, A, B
4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
85 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06105-3630
Lincoln College of New England-Southington
C, A, B
4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, Connecticut 06489-1057
Lincoln Technical Institute-Cromwell
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
106 Sebethe Dr, Cromwell, Connecticut 06416
Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor
C
2-year, Private for-profit
97 Newberry Road, East Windsor, Connecticut 06088
Lincoln Technical Institute-Hamden
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
109 Sanford St, Hamden, Connecticut 06514
Lincoln Technical Institute-Hartford
C
2-year, Private for-profit
85 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
200 John Downey Dr, New Britain, Connecticut 06051
Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
8 Progress Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484
Lincoln Technical Institute-Suffield
C
2-year, Private for-profit
1760 Mapleton Ave, Suffield, Connecticut 06078
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
C, B
4-year, Private not-for-profit
84 Lyme St, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371
Manchester Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
Great Path, Manchester, Connecticut 06040
Middlesex Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, Connecticut 06457-4829
Mitchell College
A, B
4-year, Private not-for-profit
437 Pequot Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320
Naugatuck Valley Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708-3089
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
32 Field Rd, Somers, Connecticut 06071
Northhaven Academy
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
97 Washington Ave, North Haven, Connecticut 06473
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
Park Pl E, Winsted, Connecticut 06098
Norwalk Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
Norwich Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
7 Mahan Dr, Norwich, Connecticut 06360-2425
Oxford Academy of Hair Design
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
153 North Street, Seymour, Connecticut 06483
Paier College of Art Inc
C, A, B
4-year, Private for-profit
20 Gorham Ave, Hamden, Connecticut 06514-3902
Paul Mitchell The School-Danbury
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
109 South Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Platt Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
600 Orange Ave, Milford, Connecticut 06460
Porter and Chester Institute of Branford
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
221 W Main St, Branford, Connecticut 06405
Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
670 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, Connecticut 06615-7158
Post University
C, A, B, M
4-year, Private for-profit
800 Country Club Rd, Waterbury, Connecticut 06723
Quinebaug Valley Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, Connecticut 06239-1436
Quinnipiac University
C, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc
C, M
4-year, Private not-for-profit
275 Windsor St, Hartford, Connecticut 06120
Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
470 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut 06320
Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
44 Shelter Rock RDanbury, Connecticut 06810
Sacred Heart University
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825-1000
Sanford-Brown College-Farmington
C, A
2-year, Private for-profit
270 Farmington Ave, Suite 245, Farmington, Connecticut 06032
Southern Connecticut State University
C, B, M, D
4-year, Public
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355
St Vincent's College
C, A, B
4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
2800 Main St, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606-4201
Stone Academy-East Hartford
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
745 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108
Stone Academy-Hamden
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
560 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516
Stone Academy-Waterbury
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
101 Pierpont Road, Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
Stratford School of Aviation Maintenance Technicians
C
2-year, Public
200 Great Meadows Rd, Stratford, Connecticut 06615
The Leon Institute of Hair Design
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
111 Wall St, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-4226
Three Rivers Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Tonsorial Academy of Cosmetology and Barber Styling
C
< 2-year, Private for-profit
217-219 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, Connecticut 06516
Trinity College
B, M
4-year, Private not-for-profit
300 Summit St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-3100
Tunxis Community College
C, A
2-year, Public
271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032-3187
United States Coast Guard Academy
B
4-year, Public
15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320-4195
University of Bridgeport
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-5620
University of Connecticut
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Public
352 Mansfield Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269
University of Hartford
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599
University of New Haven
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516
University of Phoenix-Fairfield County Campus
B, M
4-year, Private for-profit
535 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854-1700
University of Saint Joseph
C, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
Vinal Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
60 Daniels St, Middletown, Connecticut 06457
W F Kaynor Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
43 Tompkins St, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708
Wesleyan University
C, B, M, D
4-year, Private not-for-profit
237 High St, Middletown, Connecticut 06459
Western Connecticut State University
C, A, B, M, D
4-year, Public
181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826
Windham Memorial Hospital-Radiologic Technology Program
C
2-year, Private not-for-profit
112 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226-2040
Windham Technical High School
C
< 2-year, Public
210 Birch St, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226
Yale University
C, B, M, D, D - other
4-year, Private not-for-profit
Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Yale-New Haven Hospital Dietetic Internship
C
4-year, Private not-for-profit
20 York St EPB 806, New Haven, Connecticut 06510