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2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut

4 Colleges
1,451 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,366 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great engineering programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the engineering program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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 Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Connecticut

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying engineering.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Connecticut tops the 2021 list of our schools in Connecticut that are best for non-traditional engineering students. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCONN also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 2,844 students take at least one class online at UCONN. About 3,231 of the students at UCONN are attending part time.

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#2

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

Our rankings recognize University of Hartford as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of West Hartford, UHart is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. UHart did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. 671 students at UHart are exclusively online. 1,657 of UHart students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

Our rankings recognize University of New Haven as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of West Haven, University of New Haven is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. University of New Haven did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut list.

The student loan default rate at University of New Haven is lower than is typical, just 4.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,053 students at University of New Haven that take at least one class online. About 960 of the students at University of New Haven are attending part time. University of New Haven does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Central Connecticut State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. CCSU is a 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 #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Connecticut ranking.

The student loan default rate at CCSU is lower than is typical, just 6.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 716 students take at least one class online at CCSU. 3,655 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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 602
Electrical Engineering 287
Biomedical Engineering 265
Computer Engineering 244
Civil Engineering 241

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,043
Computer & Information Sciences 957
Mathematics & Statistics 899
Physical Sciences 680
Natural Resources & Conservation 435

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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.
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