Central Connecticut State University

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School Overview

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is a public four-year university located in Britain, Connecticut. CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Technology, the School of Education and Professional Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Graduate Studies. Total annual enrollment at CCSU is approximately 12,000 (9,500 undergraduates and 2,500 graduates). CCSU is the most selective university within the Connecticut State University System.

General Information

Admission Office

1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 832-2278

Fax: (860) 832-2295

Contact: Lawrence Hall

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 832-3200


Total undergrads: 9,906

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,310

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,479

Graduate enrollment: 2,327


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Tourism/Travel Marketing B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Construction Trades

Construction Trades – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology B
Computer Engineering B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Central Connecticut State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (860) 832-2278
Website: www2.ccsu.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.ccsu.edu/applyonline/applications.html
Address: 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,154
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 10,105 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,068
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,028
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,826

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Central Connecticut State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Central Connecticut State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 232
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 485
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 141
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 42
Education 147141
Engineering 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 161
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41
Health Professions and Related Programs 323
History 112
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 71
Visual and Performing Arts 41
Grand total 3163401

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Central Connecticut State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,068
Out-of-state $24,028
Books and supplies $1,050

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,356
Out-of-state $25,144

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,300 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,128 78% $6,826
Student loan aid 910 63% $6,990

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,665 59% $6,548
Federal student loans 5,197 54% $6,693

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Central Connecticut State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Central Connecticut State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,807 3,798 4,009
Percent admitted 100% 66% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 19% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Central Connecticut State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,154
Undergraduate enrollment 9,045
Graduate enrollment 2,109

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Central Connecticut State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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