List of colleges and universities in Connecticut

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Connecticut. This list includes all schools that grant degrees at an associates level or higher, and are either accredited or in the process of accreditation by a recognized accrediting agency.

The state's flagship public university is the University of Connecticut,[1] which is also the largest school in the state. The remainder of the state's public institutions constitute the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, comprising four state universities, twelve community colleges, and an online school, Charter Oak State College.[2] Connecticut is also the home of one of the five federally-run service academies, the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The oldest college in the state, founded in 1701, is Yale University, one of the most prestigious schools in the world.[3]

Institutions[edit]

School Location Control Carnegie Classification Enrollment
(2016)[4]
Founded[5]
Albertus Magnus College New Haven Private
(Catholic)
Masters university 1,555 1925
Asnuntuck Community College Enfield Public Associates college 1,945 1969[6]
Capital Community College Hartford Public Associates college 3,302 1992[7]
Central Connecticut State University New Britain Public Masters university 11,784 1849
Charter Oak State College New Britain Public Baccalaureate college 1,583 1973
Connecticut College New London Private Baccalaureate college 1,865 1911
Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic Public Masters university 5,362 1889
Fairfield University Fairfield Private
(Catholic)
Masters university 5,137 1942
Gateway Community College New Haven Public Associates college 7,217 1992[8]
Goodwin College East Hartford Private Health professions school 3,546 1999[9]
Hartford Seminary Hartford Private Faith-related institution 138 1833[10]
Holy Apostles College and Seminary Cromwell Private
(Catholic)
Faith-related institution 464 1956
Housatonic Community College Bridgeport Public Associates college 5,143 1967[11]
Lincoln College of New England Southington Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate/associate's college 536 1966
Manchester Community College Manchester Public Associates college 6,780 1963[12]
Middlesex Community College Middletown Public Associates college 2,733 1966[13]
Mitchell College New London Private Baccalaureate college 677 1938
Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury Public Associates college 6,651 1962[14]
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted Public Associates college 1,406 1965[15]
Norwalk Community College Norwalk Public Associates college 5,800 1961[16]
Paier College of Art Hamden Private
(for-profit)
Arts school 103 1946
Post University Waterbury Private
(for-profit)
Masters university 7,681 1890[17]
Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson Public Associates college 1,559 1969[18]
Quinnipiac University Hamden Private Masters university 9,960 1929
Sacred Heart University Fairfield Private
(Catholic)
Masters university 8,532 1963
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven Public Masters university 10,320 1893
St. Vincent's College Bridgeport Private
(Catholic)
Health professions school 763 1991
Three Rivers Community College Norwich Public Associates college 4,245 1992[19]
Trinity College Hartford Private Baccalaureate college 2,350 1823
Tunxis Community College Farmington Public Associates college 3,767 1969[20]
United States Coast Guard Academy New London Public
(federal)
Baccalaureate college 986 1876
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport Private Masters university 5,658 1927
University of Connecticut Storrs Public Doctoral university 32,027[21] 1881
University of Hartford West Hartford Private Doctoral university 6,714 1877
University of New Haven West Haven Private Masters university 6,835 1920
University of Saint Joseph West Hartford Private
(Catholic)
Masters university 2,467 1932
Wesleyan University Middletown Private Baccalaureate college 3,206 1831
Western Connecticut State University Danbury Public Masters university 5,721 1903
Yale University New Haven Private Doctoral university 12,458 1701

Unaccredited institutions[edit]

Two institutions are licensed by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education to offer academic degrees, but are not accredited by a recognized accrediting body:[22]

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Several institutions based in other states offer, or have offered, degree programs at sites in Connecticut, under license from the state:[23]

Former institutions[edit]

Several schools that once operated in the state have closed, discontinued their degree programs, or moved to other states:

School Location Control Type Founded Closed Ref.
Annhurst College South Woodstock Private
(Catholic)
Liberal arts college 1941 1980 [32][33]
Bais Binyomin Academy Stamford Private
(Orthodox Jewish)
Talmudic school 1976 2016 [34][35][36]
Litchfield Law School Litchfield Private Law school 1773 1883
Longview College Enfield Private
(Catholic)
Sisters' college 1944 1972 [37][38]
Mount Sacred Heart College Hamden Private
(Catholic)
Sisters' college 1954 1997 [38][39][40]
College of Notre Dame Wilton Private
(Catholic)
Sisters' college 1961 1972 [41][42][43]
Saint Alphonsus College Suffield Private
(Catholic)
Seminary 1963 1990 [44]
St. Basil College Seminary Stamford Private
(Ukrainian Catholic)
Seminary 1939 2009 [45][46]
Saint Thomas Seminary Junior College Bloomfield Private
(Catholic)
Seminary 1897 1980 [47]
Seat of Wisdom College Litchfield Private
(Catholic)
Sisters' college 1963 1967 [48][49][50]
Silvermine College of Art New Canaan Private School of art 1951 1971 [51][52][53]
Wilcox College of Nursing Middletown Private Nursing school 1908 1997 [54]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

General
  • National Center for Education Statistics. "Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System". Retrieved 2018-06-25.
Specific
  1. ^ Ben L. Kedia; Subhash C. Jain (2013). Restoring America's Global Competitiveness Through Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 200.
  2. ^ "About CSCU". Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  3. ^ Sara Tabin; Gabriella Borter (June 15, 2017). "World Reputation Rankings 2017: Navigating Yale University". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  4. ^ Enrollment is the total enrollment as reported by IPEDS for fall 2016.
  5. ^ U.S. News & World Report. "America's Best Colleges 2008". Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  6. ^ Asnuntuck Community College. "Employee's Policy and Procedure Manual" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  7. ^ Capital Community College. "Capital Snapshot". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  8. ^ Peterson's (2003). Distance Learning Programs 2004. p. 120. ISBN 0768911591.
  9. ^ Goodwin College. "General Facts". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  10. ^ Hartford Seminary. "Our History". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  11. ^ Housatonic Community College. "About HCC: Role and Scope". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  12. ^ Manchester Community College. "MCC Facts". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  13. ^ Middlesex Community College. "Middlesex Community College History". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  14. ^ Naugatuck Valley Community College. "Campus Profile". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  15. ^ Justin Martin (2002). Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon. Basic Books. p. 83. ISBN 0738208574.
  16. ^ George Judson (November 21, 1993). "Public colleges draw more support as vital to train local work force". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  17. ^ Post University. "History". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  18. ^ Quinebaug Valley Community College. "QVCC History". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  19. ^ Three Rivers Community College. "About Three Rivers". Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved October 8, 2007.
  20. ^ Tunxis Community College. "About the College". Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  21. ^ The enrollment count for University of Connecticut includes 703 at the Avery Point campus, 1,507 at the Stamford campus, and 2,096 at the Waterbury campus, which are listed as separate schools in IPEDS.
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  32. ^ Mark McGrath (May 26, 1980). "Annhurst College closes with 36th graduation". Hartford Courant – via Newspapers.com.
  33. ^ "Annhurst College gets $359,679 federal grant". Hartford Courant. May 26, 1967 – via Newspapers.com.
  34. ^ "About Us". Bais Binyomin Academy. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  35. ^ Nelson Oliveira (September 14, 2016). "New learning center continues Jewish school tradition in Stamford". Stamford Advocate. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  36. ^ Robert A. Frahm (September 15, 2004). "State puts some colleges on its dishonor roll". Hartford Courant – via Newspapers.com. (Part 2 of article)
  37. ^ "Longview College to close". Hartford Courant. April 20, 1972 – via Newspapers.com.
  38. ^ a b Tracy Schier; Cynthia Russett (2003). Catholic Womens' Colleges in America. JHU Press. p. 570.
  39. ^ College Entrance Examination Board (1985). The College Handbook. p. 234.
  40. ^ "Sans Castle" (PDF). Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development. Fall 1998. p. 6. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  41. ^ "Wilton college asks charter". Bridgeport Post. March 25, 1965 – via Newspapers.com.
  42. ^ "Dean of College of Notre Dame in Wilton dies". Bridgeport Telegram. October 2, 1967 – via Newspapers.com.
  43. ^ Alice H. Songe (1978). American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. Scarecrow Press. p. 45.
  44. ^ Howard French (August 20, 2012). "Suffield to help find replacement for departing Lincoln Culinary Institute". The Republican. Springfield, MA. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  45. ^ St. Basil College Seminary. "History of the Seminary". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  46. ^ "Enrollment Headcount by Ethnic Categories". Connecticut Office of Higher Education. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  47. ^ "Closed School List". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  48. ^ "Bill seeks expansion of Litchfield school". Bridgeport Post. March 6, 1963 – via Newspapers.com.
  49. ^ "Governor signs two measures". Hartford Courant. April 30, 1963 – via Newspapers.com.
  50. ^ "Wisdom House History". Wisdom House. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  51. ^ "Silvermine wins accreditation as fine arts college". Bridgeport Post. March 22, 1964 – via Newspapers.com.
  52. ^ "Art college to confer last degrees in June". Hartford Courant. May 29, 1971 – via Newspapers.com.
  53. ^ "Enrollment on decline in colleges". Hartford Courant. December 22, 1971 – via Newspapers.com.
  54. ^ Carolyn Caprioglio (January 14, 1998). "Preserving 'worthwhile' past of nursing school, now that it's gone". Hartford Courant – via Newspapers.com.