College Costs in Connecticut

The 2024 Directory of Connecticut Colleges and Prices

Connecticut Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Connecticut?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Connecticut was $20,893 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $5,763 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Connecticut amongst the costliest as the 6th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $146 from the 2019-2020 average of $20,747 and represents a 0.7% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Connecticut colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 44 colleges and universities in Connecticut, the most popular being University of Connecticut with 23,619 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $15,030. Wesleyan University is the most expensive in Connecticut with an in-state tuition of $61,449.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


44 results

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT

Yale University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$59,950 Tuition

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 14,567enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Quinnipiac University
Q
Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$48,680 Tuition

 

  • 9,217enrollment
  • $41,815net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$15,030 Tuition

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,876enrollment
  • $22,233net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Wesleyan University
W
Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$61,449 Tuition

#22 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 3,581enrollment
  • $22,845net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Fairfield University
F
Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$52,070 Tuition

#5 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,826enrollment
  • $43,173net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Sacred Heart University
S
Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$44,960 Tuition

 

  • 9,785enrollment
  • $43,313net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$6,162 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 9,653enrollment
  • $16,017net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 950-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 26

University of New Haven
N
West Haven, CT

University of New Haven

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$41,370 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 7,513enrollment
  • $35,395net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Southern Connecticut State University
S
New Haven, CT

Southern Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$6,162 Tuition

 

  • 8,788enrollment
  • $19,220net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Trinity College
T
Hartford, CT

Trinity College

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$58,610 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,190enrollment
  • $26,233net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1333-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 17

University of Hartford
H
West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$41,704 Tuition

#6 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,917enrollment
  • $28,692net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT

University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,030 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 2,405enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1260SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Mitchell College
M
New London, CT
 

Mitchell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$33,620 Tuition

 

  • 526enrollment
  • $28,471net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

United States Coast Guard Academy
C
New London, Connecticut

United States Coast Guard Academy

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$0 Tuition

 

  • 1,049enrollment
  • -net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Bridgeport
B
Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$32,860 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 3,563enrollment
  • $24,613net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.04Avg GPA

Western Connecticut State University
W
Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,162 Tuition

 

  • 4,802enrollment
  • $17,383net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Eastern Connecticut State University
E
Willimantic, CT

Eastern Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,162 Tuition

 

  • 4,319enrollment
  • $19,090net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Post University
P
Waterbury, CT

Post University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$15,310 Tuition

 

  • 14,055enrollment
  • $14,663net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Connecticut College
C
New London, CT

Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$60,420 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 1,829enrollment
  • $40,474net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1333-1476SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Gateway Community College
G
New Haven, CT
 

Gateway Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 5,703enrollment
  • $7,435net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Albertus Magnus College
A
New Haven, CT

Albertus Magnus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$35,442 Tuition

 

  • 1,328enrollment
  • $27,492net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 20

Norwalk Community College
N
Norwalk, CT
 

Norwalk Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 4,106enrollment
  • $6,759net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Saint Joseph
S
West Hartford, CT

University of Saint Joseph

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$40,826 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,132enrollment
  • $24,176net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1036-1181SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Manchester Community College
M
Manchester, CT

Manchester Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 4,494enrollment
  • $7,533net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Naugatuck Valley Community College
N
Waterbury, CT
 

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

3 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 4,673enrollment
  • $6,965net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Connecticut Avery Point
C
Groton, CT

University of Connecticut Avery Point

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,030 Tuition

 

  • 522enrollment
  • $9,932net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Housatonic Community College
H
Bridgeport, CT
 

Housatonic Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 3,604enrollment
  • $6,448net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Connecticut Tri Campus
C
Waterbury, CT
 

University of Connecticut Tri Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,030 Tuition

 

  • 795enrollment
  • $8,009net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 17-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Tunxis Community College
T
Farmington, CT
 

Tunxis Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 3,320enrollment
  • $7,105net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Middlesex Community College
M
Middletown, CT

Middlesex Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 1,988enrollment
  • $3,708net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

St Vincent's College
S
Bridgeport, CT
 

St Vincent's College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$14,520 Tuition

 

  • 485enrollment
  • $18,175net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
N
Winsted, CT
 

Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 1,128enrollment
  • $6,203net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Capital Community College
C
Hartford, CT

Capital Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 2,474enrollment
  • $10,421net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Three Rivers Community College
T
Norwich, CT
 

Three Rivers Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 3,019enrollment
  • $6,591net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Goodwin College
G
East Hartford, CT
 

Goodwin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$19,998 Tuition

 

  • 3,258enrollment
  • $18,083net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Asnuntuck Community College
A
Enfield, CT
 

Asnuntuck Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 1,220enrollment
  • $7,455net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Quinebaug Valley Community College
Q
Danielson, CT
 

Quinebaug Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,984 Tuition

 

  • 1,118enrollment
  • $8,689net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
L
Old Lyme, Connecticut
 

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$28,824 Tuition

 

  • 81enrollment
  • $24,832net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Phoenix Fairfield County Campus
P
Norwalk, CT
 

University of Phoenix Fairfield County Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,480 Tuition

 

  • 2enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lincoln College of New England Southington
L
Southington, CT
 

Lincoln College of New England Southington

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,780 Tuition

 

  • 465enrollment
  • $25,228net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lincoln College of New England Hartford
L
Hartford, Connecticut
 

Lincoln College of New England Hartford

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,780 Tuition

 

  • 42enrollment
  • $29,000net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Paier College of Art Inc
P
Hamden, CT
 

Paier College of Art Inc

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$21,600 Tuition

 

  • 213enrollment
  • $16,605net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lincoln College of New England Suffield
L
Suffield, Connecticut
 

Lincoln College of New England Suffield

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$18,500 Tuition

 

  • 56enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Holy Apostles College and Seminary
H
Cromwell, CT
 

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,000 Tuition

 

  • 695enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 22