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Connecticut Trade Schools

53 Colleges
7,786 Yearly Graduations
$64,311 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,973 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Connecticut is ranked #34 in the country with 7,786 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,078 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $21,932 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,993 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,087 Yearly Degrees
$15,775 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 18.9% 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 is $33,483.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
703 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.

Roughly 89% of students at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,504 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to 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 $38,503 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
520 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.

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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,503 during the early-career years.

#4

Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor

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

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

82% of Lincoln Tech - East Windsor students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% 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 $32,318.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
390 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 typical student loan amount is $7,203 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,318 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
272 Yearly Degrees
$18,524 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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.

Roughly 43% of students at UCONN take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,847 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% 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 $56,144 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain

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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain is 612, which includes 356 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 average amount of student loans is $7,266 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,318 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees
$44,885 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. 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 77%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,175 a year. UHart has a 5.1% 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 UHart is $40,544.

#9

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$21,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Goodwin College is 3,312, of which 3,213 students are undergraduates and of those, 416 are full-time. For undergraduates at Goodwin, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,372 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Goodwin is $35,195.

#10

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$45,230 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. For undergraduates at Sacred Heart, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

62% of Sacred Heart students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,861 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,558 during the early-career years.

#11

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
233 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.

4% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,062 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,518 during the early-career years.

#12

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
206 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 average amount of student loans is $3,794 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,894 during the early-career years.

#13

Manchester Community College

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

There are 1,468 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 4,448 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,340 a year. MCC has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,144 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Asnuntuck Community College

Enfield, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
164 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.

24% of ACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,104 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ACC is $34,536.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
143 Yearly Degrees
$16,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 226 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden, and 371 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 85% of students at Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,432 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,746 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Housatonic Community College

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

The total student population at Housatonic Community College is 3,821, which includes 1,334 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

4% of Housatonic Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,242 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,269 during the early-career years.

#17

Stone Academy-West Haven

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

The total student population at Stone Academy-West Haven is 557, which includes 256 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,892 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,511 during the early-career years.

#18

American Institute - West Hartford

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

There are 383 full-time undergraduates at American Institute - West Hartford, and 383 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

99% of American Institute - West Hartford students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,835 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Institute - West Hartford is $22,885.

#19

Paul Mitchell the School North Haven

North Haven, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
125 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.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,001 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,353 during the early-career years.

#20

Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology

Wallingford, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees

There are 125 full-time undergraduates at Academy Di Capelli, and 196 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 98% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,041 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

#21

Stone Academy-East Hartford

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

There are 473 students at Stone Academy-East Hartford in total, 241 are full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stone Academy-East Hartford is $26,511.

#22

Tunxis Community College

Farmington, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$4,596 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.

Roughly 10% of students at Tunxis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,583 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,500 during the early-career years.

#23

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$35,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,155 students at UBridgeport in total, 2,350 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,868 are full-time. It takes the average UBridgeport undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 77% of students at UBridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,281 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UBridgeport is $39,809.

#24

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$4,586 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.

2% of NCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,553 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NCC is $29,237.

#25

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$11,542 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,652 students at CCSU in total, 8,593 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,811 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CCSU is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

59% of CCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,325 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCSU is $47,806.

Other Connecticut Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Quinebaug Valley Community College 86
27 University of New Haven 84
28 Three Rivers Community College 83
29 Charter Oak State College 80
30 Stone Academy-Waterbury 78
31 International Institute of Cosmetology 77
31 Middlesex Community College 77
33 Bristol Technical Education Center 71
34 Cortiva Institute, Cromwell 67
35 Eastern Connecticut State University 66
36 Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology 63
37 Oxford Academy of Hair Design Inc 61
38 Quinnipiac University 53
39 Western Connecticut State University 50
40 Capital Community College 48
41 Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology 41
42 Southern Connecticut State University 35
42 American Institute of Healthcare & Technology 35
44 Industrial Management Training Institute 30
45 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 29
46 European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing 26
47 CT Aero Tech School 18
48 Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians 16
49 Albertus Magnus College 12
50 Dolce The Academy 10
51 Belle Academy of Cosmetology 4
51 Mitchell College 4
53 University of Saint Joseph 3

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