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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut

5 Colleges
744 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,951 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in ConnecticutOut of the majors we analyze each year, liberal arts / sciences and humanities was ranked 10th in Connecticut. In fact, 744 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Connecticut

Check out the liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Connecticut

Our rankings recognize Eastern Connecticut State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic. ECSU also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut rankings.

The average student at ECSU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,043. 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 ECSU is $130,381. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Connecticut as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a fairly 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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut ranking.

At UCONN, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend 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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University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Located in the city of Bridgeport, University of Bridgeport is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. University of Bridgeport also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut list, coming in at #3.

It takes the average student at University of Bridgeport about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $37,143. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Bridgeport be around $161,201. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Southern Connecticut State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. SCSU is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SCSU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut ranking.

The average student at SCSU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and it costs about $29,075 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 SCSU is $134,617. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Mitchell College

New London, CT

Mitchell College landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Mitchell College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New London. Mitchell College not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Connecticut list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mitchell College is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,355. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Mitchell College is $138,423. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 184
Maine 244
Rhode Island 50
Massachusetts 904
New Hampshire 829

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 744

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,130
English Language & Literature 678
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 230
Philosophy & Religious Studies 168

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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 Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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