It’s a small state, yet Connecticut features more than 100 accredited schools of higher education. The Connecticut college and university list includes something for everyone: There are highly ranked public universities; community and career colleges in every major city; a prestigious Ivy League university; one military academy; and many impressive private schools for secular and Christian-influenced education.
Discounts on out-of-state community colleges, four-year colleges and universities in New England are available to Connecticut residents through the Regional Student Program. This program includes many public institutions in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Here are interesting facts about Connecticut education and Connecticut in general.
- The state’s name is derived from the Algonquian word Quinnehtukqut, which means “beside the long tidal river.”
- Connecticut is home to America’s third-oldest high school. Hartford Public High School was established in 1638.
- The first medical diploma in the United States was granted by Yale University in 1739.
- America’s oldest public library is Connecticut’s Scoville Memorial Library. It was founded in 1771 and was initially open just four days per year. The most common cause of damage to these books by patrons was “greasing,” the result of candle wax drippings.
- Connecticut was the first state to pass an automobile law; in 1901 it set a speed limit of 12 mph.
- The four Connecticut State Universities enroll about 35,000 students total. The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system is the second largest system of public higher education in New England.
- Nicknames for Connecticut include the Constitution State, the Nutmeg State, the Provisions State and the Land of Steady Habits.
Connecticut has a rich history and supports bright futures.
Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.
If your child receives free or reduced lunch, or has an EFC of $0, we can bring your costs down even more! Please mention this during your consultation.