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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Connecticut

6 Colleges
562 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,039 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in ConnecticutWith 562 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, education is the #14 most popular major in Connecticut. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Connecticut ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those education schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Education Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Connecticut

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for education majors.

Best Value Education Schools in Connecticut

Our rankings recognize Southern Connecticut State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. SCSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of New Haven. SCSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list.

At SCSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,075. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from SCSU is $134,617. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern Connecticut State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic. ECSU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list, coming in at #4.

The average student at ECSU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,043. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ECSU is about $130,381. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Connecticut State University. CCSU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of New Britain. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CCSU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut ranking.

The average student at CCSU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,332. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from CCSU is about $134,927. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Connecticut earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCONN, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UCONN to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,140. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCONN be around $162,822. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Western Connecticut State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. WestConn is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Danbury. WestConn did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WestConn is 4.6 years, and it costs about $32,712 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from WestConn is $150,148. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

Our rankings recognize University of Hartford as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of West Hartford, Uhart is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Uhart also made our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list, coming in at #6.

The average student at Uhart graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,933. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Uhart is $155,857. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 235
Maine 397
Rhode Island 404
Massachusetts 1,818
New Hampshire 431

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 246
Teacher Education Subject Specific 212
Special Education 89
Other Education 14
Instructional Media Design 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,583
Psychology 1,907
Communication & Journalism 1,308
History 457
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 347

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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