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56 Colleges
9,177 Yearly Graduations
$62,120 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,924 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 9,177 students received a trade school degree from a college in Connecticut, making it rank #32 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Connecticut is $15,530 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,290 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,981 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,429 Yearly Degrees
$17,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is 1,944, which includes 1,300 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at Porter and Chester Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
777 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut is 295, which includes 206 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,333 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,700 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport is 302, which includes 243 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

99% of New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,484 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% 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 CT-Bridgeport is $33,700.

#4

Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor

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

There are 978 students at Lincoln Tech - East Windsor in total, 752 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,682 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close 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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton is 730, which includes 519 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

72% of Lincoln Tech - Shelton students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,369 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close 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

There are 2,098 full-time undergraduates at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and 6,055 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

2% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Naugatuck Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
316 Yearly Degrees
$20,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,208 undergraduates at Goodwin, of which 453 are full-time, and there are 3,297 students altogether. It takes the average Goodwin undergraduate about 5.2 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,268 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Goodwin is $32,600.

#8

Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain

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

There are 348 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - New Britain, and 542 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 76% of students at Lincoln Tech - New Britain take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,532 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#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 1,600, which includes 556 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at ACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,561 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% 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
$17,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Connecticut is 27,280, of which 18,847 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,229 are full-time. It takes the average UCONN undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at UCONN take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,059 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$43,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sacred Heart University is 9,156, of which 6,158 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,348 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

65% of Sacred Heart students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,327 a year. Sacred Heart has a 3.3% 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 $45,900 during the early-career years.

#12

Gateway Community College

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

There are 1,915 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Community College, and 6,864 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Gateway Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% 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 531 students at Stone Academy-West Haven in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

58% of Stone Academy-West Haven students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,279 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#14

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
224 Yearly Degrees
$42,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,793 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,247 are full-time, and there are 6,773 students altogether. It takes the average UHart undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at UHart take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,170 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,511 students at MCC in total, 1,824 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Stone Academy-East Hartford

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

There are 462 students at Stone Academy-East Hartford in total, 237 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

52% of Stone Academy-East Hartford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,006 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#17

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$4,486 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,529 full-time undergraduates at Housatonic Community College, and 4,836 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,656 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 $24,600 during the early-career years.

#18

American Institute - West Hartford

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

There are 357 students at American Institute - West Hartford in total, 357 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,292 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$17,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 342 students at Porter and Chester Institute of Branford in total, 226 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

64% of Porter and Chester Institute of Branford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,610 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.9% 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 Branford is $29,600.

#20

Paul Mitchell the School North Haven

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

There are 218 students at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven in total, 166 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,277 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Paul Mitchell the School North Haven is $23,700.

#21

Tunxis Community College

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

The total student population at Tunxis Community College is 3,781, which includes 1,476 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Tunxis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,751 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tunxis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Norwalk Community College

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

There are 5,083 students at NCC in total, 1,681 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,011 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus is 72, which includes 69 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

47% of Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,716 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Stone Academy-Waterbury

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

The total student population at Stone Academy-Waterbury is 259, which includes 154 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

46% of Stone Academy-Waterbury students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,336 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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 2,424, which includes 848 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at MxCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,124 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

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 Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington 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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