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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

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Connecticut is ranked #32 in the country with 9,177 degrees handed out in 2019. 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

The total student population at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is 1,819, which includes 1,137 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

84% of Porter and Chester Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 227 full-time undergraduates at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut, and 307 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport is 391, which includes 339 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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor is 1,036, which includes 776 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,203 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#6

Naugatuck Valley Community College

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

There are 5,083 students at Naugatuck Valley Community College in total, 1,886 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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. For undergraduates at Goodwin, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

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

Students who graduate from Goodwin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain

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

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

76% of Lincoln Tech - New Britain students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,266 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 - 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

There are 455 full-time undergraduates at ACC, and 1,304 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from ACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Connecticut

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

There are 27,215 students at UCONN in total, 18,917 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,090 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UCONN 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.

43% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,847 a year. UCONN has a 2.6% 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 $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

The total student population at Sacred Heart University is 9,313, of which 6,417 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,671 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 6,003 students at Gateway Community College in total, 1,902 are 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway Community College is $26,200.

#13

Stone Academy-West Haven

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

There are 256 full-time undergraduates at Stone Academy-West Haven, and 557 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#14

University of Hartford

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

There are 4,521 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,073 are full-time, and there are 6,493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 39% of accepted students 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. UHart has a 7.3% 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 $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

There are 4,448 students at MCC in total, 1,468 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

3% of MCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,340 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% 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 241 full-time undergraduates at Stone Academy-East Hartford, and 473 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

62% of Stone Academy-East Hartford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 3,821 students at Housatonic Community College in total, 1,334 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Housatonic Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

Roughly 99% of students at American Institute - West Hartford take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$17,590 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.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 182 full-time undergraduates at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven, and 211 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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 3,365, which includes 1,342 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 typical student loan amount is $4,583 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% 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 1,424 full-time undergraduates at NCC, and 4,420 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2% of NCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees

Students who graduate from Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Stone Academy-Waterbury

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

The total student population at Stone Academy-Waterbury is 256, which includes 155 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

There are 801 full-time undergraduates at MxCC, and 2,106 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from MxCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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