Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising five schools—the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Professional Studies, Engineering, Science & Technology, and Graduate Studies—CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master’s and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state’s Capitol Region.
Central Connecticut State University is one of Connecticut’s premiere comprehensive public universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. As the university's motto notes, students truly start with a dream and finish with a future.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,933|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||14||<1%|
|African American / Black||1,139||11%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||7||<1%|
|Two or More Races||260||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||271||3%|
|Where do CCSU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||3%|
|How old are CCSU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||17%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||19 - 24|
|Math||460 - 550|
|Critical Reading||460 - 550|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||10%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||68%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||61%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.05|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Central Connecticut State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||15 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||76%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||98%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||450|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||42%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||21%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||84%|
68% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
27% of all undergraduates live on campus
Most parents today are concerned about the safety of their children when they are away from home. Likewise, those students who commute to our campus, our faculty, administrators and staff also want a safe and secure learning and working environment. Central Connecticut State University understands these concerns and is proud of its record in ensuring that people enjoy their time at CCSU as free as possible from threats to their safety and well-being. In 1999 CCSU’s Police Department became the first university police department in Connecticut, and only the second in New England to achieve international recognition as an accredited police department. Within Connecticut, the Connecticut State Police, the UCONN Police and ten municipal police departments share this distinction.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement v2 (NSSE2). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Central Connecticut State University in 2014-15|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2014-15|
|Accounting and Related Services.||8%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||6%|
|Communication and Media Studies.||5%|
|Links to degree programs at Central Connecticut State University|
First-time students in Fall 2014 that returned for their second year: 78%