Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Central Connecticut State University Ranked?

2022 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 114 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and business/management.

Overall Quality

CCSU is ranked #624 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CCSU held the #801 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CCSU is also ranked #10 out of 32 schools in Connecticut.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CCSU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Central Connecticut State University is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Central Connecticut State University  ( 480 to 570 )
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800
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 )
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Learn more about Central Connecticut State University admissions.

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 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Connecticut State University

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
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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 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100
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Central Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,045 undergraduates at CCSU with 7,253 being full-time and 1,792 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Connecticut State University Cost?

The overall average net price of CCSU is $16,158. 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 +
$12,298 $12,918 $15,860 $18,375 $20,288

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 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 6.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CCSU make around $47,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future CCSU graduates since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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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
Website: www2.ccsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentralConnecticutStateUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCSU

Central Connecticut State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from Central Connecticut State University. Of these students, 1,946 received undergraduate degrees and 575 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 151 $29,700
Criminology 144 $32,800
Business Administration & Management 138 $43,300
Accounting 126 $48,600
Finance & Financial Management 108 $46,600
General Biology 82 $33,000
Marketing 78 $37,000
Computer Information Systems 73 $62,900
Public Relations & Advertising 60 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 59 $36,500

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 2018-2019, 1,049 students took at least one online class at Central Connecticut State University. This is an increase from the 835 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,049 223
2017-2018 835 119
2016-2017 835 116
2015-2016 938 97
2013-2014 337 72

Learn more about online learning at Central Connecticut State University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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