University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Bridgeport 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.

University of Bridgeport was awarded 50 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese herbology.

Overall Quality

UBridgeport is ranked #1,626 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 32 colleges in Connecticut, UBridgeport is ranked at #28.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UBridgeport?

Acceptance Rate

University of Bridgeport has an acceptance rate of 54%, 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 UBridgeport.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to UBridgeport submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 440 to 530 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 420 to 520 )
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UBridgeport received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Bridgeport  ( 18 to 24 )
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Learn more about University of Bridgeport admissions.

University of Bridgeport 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 University of Bridgeport, this ratio is 16 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 University of Bridgeport is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Bridgeport

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 University of Bridgeport is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 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 UBridgeport is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Bridgeport.

University of Bridgeport Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,233 undergraduates at UBridgeport with 2,132 being full-time and 1,101 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Bridgeport Cost?

The overall average net price of UBridgeport is $22,600. 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 UBridgeport

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,663 $24,620 $25,177 $26,973 $27,695

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 UBridgeport, 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 UBridgeport, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $10,984 a year. That adds up to $43,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UBridgeport is 7.0%. 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 UBridgeport Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UBridgeport make around $43,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at University of Bridgeport make the most money.

Location of University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The location of UBridgeport is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for UBridgeport are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620
Phone: 203-576-4000
Website: www.bridgeport.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UBridgeport
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBridgeport

University of Bridgeport Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from University of Bridgeport. Of these students, 718 received undergraduate degrees and 585 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
Nursing 132 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 78 $45,300
General Psychology 53 $34,300
Design & Applied Arts 52 $28,600
Dental Support Services 40 $58,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 35 $32,300
Other Health Professions 31 $24,600
Human Services 31 $37,200
Finance & Financial Management 26 NA
General Business/Commerce 23 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Bridgeport along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UBridgeport

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, 1,842 students took at least one online class at University of Bridgeport. This is a decrease from the 1,874 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,842 947
2017-2018 1,874 858
2016-2017 1,643 677
2015-2016 1,450 549
2013-2014 1,007 468

Learn more about online learning at University of Bridgeport.

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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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