Eastern Connecticut State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Willimantic, CT

$6,162

Avg in-state tuition

$18,436

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Eastern 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.

Eastern Connecticut State University is a small public university located on a suburban campus in Willimantic, Connecticut. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,475, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 70%. The university offers 37 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 56%, 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.

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.

70% 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

76% 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

56% 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.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Required

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

84%

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

65%

Hispanic

13%

Black

9%

Unknown

7%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

36% 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

2

Total Online Enrollment

3,908

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 38% 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 $800
On-campus room and board $14,434
On-campus other expenses $2,298
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,968
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,548
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,050

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $23,694 $35,968
Off-campus without family $19,478 $31,752
Off-campus with family $10,012 $22,286

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

83%

State Grant Aid

12%

Institution Grant Aid

78%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,793
State Grant Aid $4,164
Institution Grant Aid $6,077
Pell Grant Aid $4,741

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

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.