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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut

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

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent education programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The education school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut

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Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Southern Connecticut State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's education ranking for non-traditional students. SCSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. SCSU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.7%. Approximately 1,334 students take at least one class online at SCSU. 2,434 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Connecticut State University. WestConn is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Danbury. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, WestConn has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut ranking.

About 7.3% of WestConn students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,326 students take at least one class online at WestConn. 1,461 students are part time. WestConn does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Central Connecticut State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. CCSU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of New Britain. CCSU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.1%. There are approximately 716 students at CCSU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,655 part time students in attendance at CCSU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Connecticut State University. ECSU is a small public school located in the fringe town of Willimantic. ECSU also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.7%. There are approximately 404 students at ECSU that take at least one class online. About 877 of the students at ECSU are attending part time. ECSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Connecticut. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCONN did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut list.

The student loan default rate at UCONN is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,844 students take at least one class online at UCONN. 3,231 of UCONN students are attending part time.

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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of West Hartford, UHart is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UHart, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Connecticut ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. 671 students at UHart are exclusively online. 1,657 students are part time. UHart does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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 699
General Education 425
Special Education 409
Teacher Education Subject Specific 366
Curriculum & Instruction 193

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,918
Psychology 2,456
Communication & Journalism 1,567
History 565
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 506

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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