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Connecticut Business Colleges

35 Colleges
10,751 Yearly Graduations
$87,872 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,606 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Connecticut ranked #28 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 10,751 students received some type of diploma that year. Connecticut colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $21,968 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $27,113 per year.

About 44% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,152 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,958 Yearly Degrees
$17,834 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,215 students at UCONN in total, 18,917 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,090 are full-time. It takes the average UCONN undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at UCONN take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,847 a year. UCONN has a 2.6% 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 UCONN is $46,400.

#2

Post University

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

There are 13,844 students at Post University in total, 12,848 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,609 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Post University is 4.4 years.

79% of Post University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,727 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Post University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
907 Yearly Degrees
$50,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,843 undergraduates at Quinnipiac, of which 6,482 are full-time, and there are 9,746 students altogether. For undergraduates at Quinnipiac, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,373 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinnipiac is $51,900.

#4

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
848 Yearly Degrees
$11,502 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,593 undergraduates at CCSU, of which 6,811 are full-time, and there are 10,652 students altogether. It takes the average CCSU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,325 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% 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
$57,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,703 undergraduates at Yale, of which 4,696 are full-time, and there are 12,060 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Yale is 4.1 years.

Only 7% of students who apply get accepted. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

6% of Yale students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,262 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Yale is $56,600.

#6

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
702 Yearly Degrees
$44,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sacred Heart University is 9,313, of which 6,417 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,671 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

62% of Sacred Heart students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,861 a year. Sacred Heart has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sacred Heart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$51,325 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,354 undergraduates at Fairfield U, of which 4,231 are full-time, and there are 5,513 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Fairfield U is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Fairfield U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,475 a year. Fairfield U has a 1.3% 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 $55,500 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
502 Yearly Degrees
$43,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Hartford is 6,493, of which 4,521 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,073 are full-time. For undergraduates at UHart, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

75% of UHart students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,175 a year. UHart has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UHart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$11,822 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Connecticut State University is 9,331, of which 7,440 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,268 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

70% of SCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,183 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCSU is $36,800.

#10

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$41,654 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,961 students at University of New Haven in total, 5,097 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,837 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of New Haven, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 95% of students at University of New Haven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,136 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,600 during the early-career years.

#11

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$35,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Bridgeport is 4,155, of which 2,350 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,868 are full-time. For undergraduates at UBridgeport, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 77% of students at UBridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,281 a year. UBridgeport has a 7.0% 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 $32,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees
$11,781 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,640 undergraduates at WestConn, of which 3,849 are full-time, and there are 5,246 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WestConn is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at WestConn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,777 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Naugatuck Valley Community College is 5,083, which includes 1,886 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Naugatuck Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,062 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$12,304 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,475 undergraduates at ECSU, of which 3,713 are full-time, and there are 4,644 students altogether. For undergraduates at ECSU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at ECSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,356 a year. ECSU has a 7.3% 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 $35,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
227 Yearly Degrees
$35,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,384 students at Albertus Magnus in total, 1,088 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 943 are full-time. For undergraduates at Albertus Magnus, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

79% of Albertus Magnus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,852 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate 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

There are 3,365 students at Tunxis Community College in total, 1,342 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,583 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% 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
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,468 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 4,448 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

3% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,340 a year. MCC has a 6.7% 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 $27,800 during the early-career years.

#18

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,334 full-time undergraduates at Housatonic Community College, and 3,821 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Housatonic Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,242 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Housatonic Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Gateway Community College

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

There are 6,003 students at Gateway Community College in total, 1,902 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Gateway Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Charter Oak State College

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

There are 1,538 undergraduates at Charter Oak State College, of which 401 are full-time, and there are 1,634 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Charter Oak State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,761 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Charter Oak State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Asnuntuck Community College

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

There are 1,304 students at ACC in total, 455 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,104 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.4% 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
$59,416 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,852 undergraduates at Wesleyan U, of which 2,836 are full-time, and there are 3,053 students altogether. It takes the average Wesleyan U undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at Wesleyan U is 21%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

25% of Wesleyan U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,965 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,100 during the early-career years.

#23

Three Rivers Community College

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

There are 1,056 full-time undergraduates at Three Rivers Community College, and 3,160 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,272 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close 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 2,241, of which 2,200 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,167 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

46% of Trinity Bantams students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,574 a year. Trinity Bantams has a 2.6% 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 Trinity Bantams is $49,200.

#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 4,420, which includes 1,424 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2% of NCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,553 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

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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