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Central Connecticut State University Data & Information Overview

419 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
75% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Central Connecticut State University Ranked?

#678 Best Colleges in Nation
#7 Best Colleges in CT
Accounting and Business/Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Connecticut State University was awarded 419 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and business/management.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, CCSU is ranked #678 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CCSU held the #989 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CCSU also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Connecticut ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCSU?

75% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Central Connecticut State University has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to CCSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 460 to 580 )
CCSU received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Central Connecticut State University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
49% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Central Connecticut State University, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Connecticut State University is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Connecticut State University

72% Freshmen Retention
30% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Central Connecticut State University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from CCSU have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Central Connecticut State University.

Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,811 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
47.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,593 undergraduates at CCSU with 6,811 being full-time and 1,782 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Connecticut State University Cost?

$16,723 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$24,872 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CCSU is $16,723. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CCSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,292 $13,248 $16,857 $18,877 $21,066

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CCSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CCSU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,218 a year. That adds up to $24,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCSU Graduates Make?

$52,515 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CCSU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,515 in their early years. That's great news for CCSU students since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Central Connecticut State University make the most money.

Location of Central Connecticut State University

Connecticut State
6,811 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in New Britain, Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of New Britain makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for CCSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: 860-832-2278

Central Connecticut State University Majors

65 Majors With Completions
1,906 Undergraduate Degrees
549 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from Central Connecticut State University. Of these students, 1,906 received undergraduate degrees and 549 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 134 $31,885
Business Administration & Management 131 $43,707
Accounting 123 $45,705
Criminology 119 $37,810
Finance & Financial Management 90 $49,567
General Biology 87 $33,407
Marketing 83 $41,280
Computer Information Systems 74 $59,268
Teacher Education Grade Specific 68 $38,352
Nursing 63 $73,686

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Connecticut State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCSU

25% Take At Least One Class Online
4% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 2,426 students took at least one online class at Central Connecticut State University. This is a decrease from the 10,490 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,426 362
2019-2020 10,490 8,972
2018-2019 1,049 223
2017-2018 835 119
2016-2017 835 116

Learn more about online learning at Central Connecticut State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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