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56 Colleges
9,177 Yearly Graduations
$63,792 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,173 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Connecticut ranked #32 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 9,177 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Connecticut is $15,948 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,802 a year.

An estimated 61% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,043 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,429 Yearly Degrees
$17,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,137 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, and 1,819 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at Porter and Chester Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,065 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Porter and Chester Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
777 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut is 307, which includes 227 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

92% of New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,333 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut is $33,700.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees

There are 391 students at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport in total, 339 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,504 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor

East Windsor, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
435 Yearly Degrees

There are 776 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - East Windsor, and 1,036 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - East Windsor is $29,500.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
367 Yearly Degrees

There are 796 students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton in total, 538 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

81% of Lincoln Tech - Shelton students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,203 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - Shelton is $29,500.

#6

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Naugatuck Valley Community College is 5,083, which includes 1,886 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

4% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,062 a year. Naugatuck Valley Community College has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,600 during the early-career years.

#7

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
316 Yearly Degrees
$20,988 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,312 students at Goodwin in total, 3,213 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 416 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Goodwin is 5.0 years.

73% of Goodwin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,372 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#8

Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain

New Britain, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees

There are 612 students at Lincoln Tech - New Britain in total, 356 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,266 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - New Britain is $29,500.

#9

Asnuntuck Community College

Enfield, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Asnuntuck Community College is 1,304, which includes 455 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at ACC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,104 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ACC is $28,400.

#10

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$17,834 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,917 undergraduates at UCONN, of which 18,090 are full-time, and there are 27,215 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCONN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,847 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
234 Yearly Degrees
$44,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,417 undergraduates at Sacred Heart, of which 5,671 are full-time, and there are 9,313 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Sacred Heart. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Sacred Heart take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,861 a year. Sacred Heart has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sacred Heart is $45,900.

#12

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
226 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Community College is 6,003, which includes 1,902 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

3% of Gateway Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Stone Academy-West Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees

There are 557 students at Stone Academy-West Haven in total, 256 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Stone Academy-West Haven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,892 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stone Academy-West Haven is $22,900.

#14

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
224 Yearly Degrees
$43,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Hartford is 6,493, of which 4,521 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,073 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UHart is 4.2 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at UHart take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,175 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#15

Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manchester Community College is 4,448, which includes 1,468 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,340 a year. MCC has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $27,800.

#15

Stone Academy-East Hartford

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Stone Academy-East Hartford is 473, which includes 241 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,796 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stone Academy-East Hartford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,334 full-time undergraduates at Housatonic Community College, and 3,821 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,242 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Housatonic Community College is $24,600.

#18

American Institute - West Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at American Institute - West Hartford is 383, which includes 383 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 99% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,835 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from American Institute - West Hartford with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$17,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden is 371, which includes 226 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

85% of Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,432 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden is $29,600.

#20

Paul Mitchell the School North Haven

North Haven, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees

There are 211 students at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven in total, 182 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

80% of Paul Mitchell the School North Haven students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,001 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,700 during the early-career years.

#21

Tunxis Community College

Farmington, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
122 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,365 students at Tunxis Community College in total, 1,342 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

10% of Tunxis Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,583 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tunxis Community College is $27,300.

#22

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$4,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,420 students at NCC in total, 1,424 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 2% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,553 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NCC is $26,500.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus is $25,700.

#24

Stone Academy-Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees

There are 155 full-time undergraduates at Stone Academy-Waterbury, and 256 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

54% of Stone Academy-Waterbury students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,653 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stone Academy-Waterbury with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Middlesex Community College

Middletown, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Middlesex Community College is 2,106, which includes 801 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at MxCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,806 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MxCC is $26,000.

Other Connecticut Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Branford Hall Career Institute - Branford Campus 100
27 International Institute of Cosmetology 98
28 Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology 96
29 Capital Community College 95
30 University of Bridgeport 86
30 Central Connecticut State University 86
32 Charter Oak State College 82
32 Three Rivers Community College 82
34 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 73
35 University of New Haven 72
36 Quinebaug Valley Community College 70
37 American Institute of Healthcare & Technology 67
38 Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology 66
39 Western Connecticut State University 62
40 Industrial Management Training Institute 60
41 Eastern Connecticut State University 58
42 Bristol Technical Education Center 56
43 Oxford Academy of Hair Design Inc 54
44 Quinnipiac University 48
45 Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center 39
46 Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology 38
47 Cortiva Institute, Cromwell 25
48 Albertus Magnus College 19
49 Dolce The Academy 18
50 European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing 16
51 Southern Connecticut State University 14
52 CT Aero Tech School 7
52 Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians 7
54 Belle Academy of Cosmetology 4
55 Mitchell College 3
56 University of Saint Joseph 1

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