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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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,530 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $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

There are 1,297 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, and 1,982 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

81% of Porter and Chester Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 296 students at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut in total, 203 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

87% 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 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 Connecticut is $33,700.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees

There are 228 full-time undergraduates at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport, and 269 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#4

Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor

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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor is 913, which includes 665 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 average amount of student loans is $8,682 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
367 Yearly Degrees

There are 679 students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton in total, 475 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton take out loans to pay for college. 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 6,237 students at Naugatuck Valley Community College in total, 2,181 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Naugatuck Valley Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$20,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,330 undergraduates at Goodwin, of which 416 are full-time, and there are 3,397 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at Goodwin take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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 339 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - New Britain, and 501 students altogether. 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 $7,532 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - New Britain with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,858, which includes 621 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

#10

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$17,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,412 students at UCONN in total, 19,133 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,478 are full-time. UCONN has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

43% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

Students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 8,958, of which 5,974 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,130 are full-time. It takes the average Sacred Heart undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

65% of Sacred Heart students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 7,016 students at Gateway Community College in total, 2,069 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

5% 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 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#13

Stone Academy-West Haven

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

There are 266 full-time undergraduates at Stone Academy-West Haven, and 544 students altogether. 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 5,000 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,428 are full-time, and there are 6,770 students altogether. For undergraduates at UHart, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 43% 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 student loan default rate of 6.4% 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
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,004 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 6,003 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

3% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

#15

Stone Academy-East Hartford

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

There are 272 full-time undergraduates at Stone Academy-East Hartford, and 477 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$4,486 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,012 students at Housatonic Community College in total, 1,684 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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 422 full-time undergraduates at American Institute - West Hartford, and 422 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at American Institute - West Hartford take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$17,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 173 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute of Branford, and 260 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven is 193, which includes 145 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.

Students who graduate from Paul Mitchell the School North Haven with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Tunxis Community College

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

There are 3,902 students at Tunxis Community College in total, 1,533 are 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 typical student loan amount is $4,751 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar 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

The total student population at Norwalk Community College is 5,413, which includes 1,737 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

9% of NCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees

There are 134 students at Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus in total, 98 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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 138 students at Stone Academy-Waterbury in total, 138 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Stone Academy-Waterbury take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,900 during the early-career years.

#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 2,547, which includes 885 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%.

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 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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