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Connecticut Business Colleges

35 Colleges
10,751 Yearly Graduations
$85,502 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,999 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Connecticut is ranked #28 in the country with 10,751 degrees handed out in 2019. Connecticut colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $21,375 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $26,438 per year.

About 46% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,750 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,958 Yearly Degrees
$17,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,280 students at UCONN in total, 18,847 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,229 are full-time. For undergraduates at UCONN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,059 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,078 Yearly Degrees
$15,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,729 undergraduates at Post University, of which 2,293 are full-time, and there are 10,642 students altogether. For undergraduates at Post University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,099 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Post University is $34,900.

#3

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
907 Yearly Degrees
$49,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Quinnipiac University is 9,708, of which 6,845 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,543 are full-time. For undergraduates at Quinnipiac, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Quinnipiac take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,966 a year. Quinnipiac has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Quinnipiac with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
848 Yearly Degrees
$11,068 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Connecticut State University is 11,154, of which 9,045 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,253 are full-time. It takes the average CCSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

64% of CCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,958 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,100 during the early-career years.

#5

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
816 Yearly Degrees
$55,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,092 undergraduates at Yale, of which 6,088 are full-time, and there are 13,609 students altogether. For undergraduates at Yale, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 8% of students at Yale take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,025 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Yale with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $56,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
702 Yearly Degrees
$43,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,158 undergraduates at Sacred Heart, of which 5,348 are full-time, and there are 9,156 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sacred Heart is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Sacred Heart take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sacred Heart is $45,900.

#7

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$49,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fairfield University is 5,349, of which 4,303 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,160 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Fairfield U. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,106 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Fairfield U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
502 Yearly Degrees
$42,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Hartford is 6,773, of which 4,793 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,247 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UHart is 4.2 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at UHart take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,170 a year. UHart has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#9

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,817 students at SCSU in total, 7,962 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,801 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SCSU is 4.7 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at SCSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,734 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#10

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$40,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,912 undergraduates at University of New Haven, of which 4,625 are full-time, and there are 6,793 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

81% of University of New Haven students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,414 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$34,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,233 undergraduates at UBridgeport, of which 2,132 are full-time, and there are 5,089 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UBridgeport is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at UBridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,984 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$11,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Connecticut State University is 5,631, of which 4,982 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,074 are full-time. It takes the average WestConn undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at WestConn take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,790 a year. WestConn has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WestConn is $35,700.

#13

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,055 students at Naugatuck Valley Community College in total, 2,098 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

2% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Naugatuck Valley Community College is $27,600.

#14

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
230 Yearly Degrees
$11,846 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Connecticut State University is 4,971, of which 4,800 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,063 are full-time. It takes the average ECSU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at ECSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,090 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ECSU is $35,200.

#15

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
227 Yearly Degrees
$33,260 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,419 students at Albertus Magnus in total, 1,116 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 985 are full-time. For undergraduates at Albertus Magnus, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Albertus Magnus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,888 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Albertus Magnus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Tunxis Community College

Farmington, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tunxis Community College is 3,781, which includes 1,476 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Tunxis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,751 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

#17

Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
149 Yearly Degrees
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,824 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 5,511 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,939 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

#18

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$4,486 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Housatonic Community College is 4,836, which includes 1,529 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Housatonic Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,656 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

#19

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,864 students at Gateway Community College in total, 1,915 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

5% of Gateway Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Charter Oak State College

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$8,553 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,547 undergraduates at Charter Oak State College, of which 387 are full-time, and there are 1,611 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Charter Oak State College. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Charter Oak State College is $43,300.

#21

Asnuntuck Community College

Enfield, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,600 students at ACC in total, 556 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at ACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,561 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$57,034 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,230 students at Wesleyan U in total, 3,018 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,937 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Wesleyan U is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,828 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Wesleyan U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,076 full-time undergraduates at Three Rivers Community College, and 3,304 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Three Rivers Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

#24

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
88 Yearly Degrees
$59,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Trinity College is 2,234, of which 2,195 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,128 are full-time. For undergraduates at Trinity Bantams, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 34%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,944 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Trinity Bantams with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$4,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Norwalk Community College is 5,083, which includes 1,681 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

9% of NCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,011 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Connecticut Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Connecticut College 51
27 Goodwin College 49
28 Capital Community College 47
29 Quinebaug Valley Community College 44
30 United States Coast Guard Academy 38
31 Middlesex Community College 32
32 University of Saint Joseph 29
33 Mitchell College 26
34 American Institute - West Hartford 17
35 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 6

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