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Central Connecticut State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Central Connecticut State University Ranked?

2023 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 177 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

CCSU is ranked #989 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list.

CCSU also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Connecticut ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCSU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Central Connecticut State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 65%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 98% 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 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 490 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 480 to 570 )
CCSU received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Central Connecticut State University Faculty

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

Central Connecticut State University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at CCSU is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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

Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,325 a year. That adds up to $29,300 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?

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

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

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

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 2019-2020, 10,490 students took at least one online class at Central Connecticut State University. This is an increase from the 1,049 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 10,490 8,972
2018-2019 1,049 223
2017-2018 835 119
2016-2017 835 116
2015-2016 938 97

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.