Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut

5 Colleges
1,451 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,021 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in ConnecticutIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 1,451 bachelor's degrees from a Connecticut school, making the subject the 6th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.1% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

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 the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Connecticut

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Connecticut

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Connecticut. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a very large student population. UCONN also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut rankings.

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. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCONN is about $162,822. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of West Hartford, Uhart is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Uhart did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut list.

It takes the average student at Uhart about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,933. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Uhart be around $155,857. 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 large public school located in the large suburb of New Britain. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CCSU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CCSU is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,332. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from CCSU is $134,927. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Our rankings recognize Fairfield University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Fairfield U did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut list.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Fairfield U to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $44,639. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield U is about $179,895. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of New Haven. Located in the suburb of West Haven, U of New Haven is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of New Haven, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut ranking.

The average student at U of New Haven graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,060. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of New Haven be around $167,451. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 272
Maine 373
Rhode Island 556
Massachusetts 4,807
New Hampshire 473

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 425
Civil Engineering 210
Electrical Engineering 175
Biomedical Engineering 152
Computer Engineering 135

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,537
Computer & Information Sciences 568
Mathematics & Statistics 549
Physical Sciences 402
Natural Resources & Conservation 195

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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