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Central Connecticut State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Central Connecticut State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Central Connecticut State University Ranked?

2021 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 21 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CCSU as #801 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

CCSU is also ranked #13 out of 19 schools in Connecticut.

See all of the rankings for Central Connecticut State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCSU?

Acceptance Rate

Central Connecticut State University has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for CCSU.

Average Test Scores

About 97% 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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 480 to 570 )
CCSU received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Central Connecticut State University admissions.

Central Connecticut State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Central Connecticut State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 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 76%. 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  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 25% for first-time, full-time students at CCSU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at CCSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,554 undergraduates at CCSU with 7,605 being full-time and 1,949 being part-time.

CCSU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for CCSU is 74.69 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.69 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Connecticut State University Cost?

The overall average net price of CCSU is $16,288. 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 +
$12,674 $13,440 $16,043 $18,935 $20,383

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CCSU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,958 a year. That adds up to $27,832 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCSU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CCSU make about $47,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for CCSU students since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University is a public institution located in New Britain, Connecticut. CCSU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Central Connecticut State University

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 72 majors graduated from Central Connecticut State University. Of these students, 2,083 received undergraduate degrees and 624 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 165 $29,700
Criminology 154 $32,800
Accounting 151 $48,600
Business Administration & Management 146 $43,300
Marketing 103 $37,000
General Biology 97 $33,000
Finance & Financial Management 91 $46,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 73 $36,500
Nursing 63 $67,600
Social Work 62 $34,600

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 835 students took at least one online class at Central Connecticut State University. This is the same number of students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 835 119
2016-2017 835 116
2015-2016 938 97
2014-2015 502 62
2013-2014 337 72

Learn more about online learning at Central Connecticut State University.

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