Central Connecticut State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

New Britain, CT

$6,162

Avg in-state tuition

$18,436

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Central Connecticut State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Central Connecticut State University is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in New Britain, Connecticut. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,593, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 65%. The university offers 75 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 52%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,162, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,436.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

65% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

78% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

52% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 970-1150

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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11k

Students enrolled

98%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

60%

Hispanic

16%

Black

12%

Asian

5%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

50%

Socio-economic diversity

39% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

10,490

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

95% On-campus

5% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 6% online

Master's Check Bold 13% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,162 $18,436
Graduate $7,674 $19,768

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,600
On-campus room and board $12,716
On-campus other expenses $2,256
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,716
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,256
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,976

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,734 $35,008
Off-campus without family $22,734 $35,008
Off-campus with family $10,738 $23,012

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

39%

State Grant Aid

20%

Institution Grant Aid

70%

Pell Grant

39%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,822
State Grant Aid $2,748
Institution Grant Aid $3,781
Pell Grant Aid $4,464

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$41k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.