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# Connecticut Trade Schools

Connecticut ranked #34 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 7,786 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,435 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $22,211 a year.

An estimated 62% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,025 per year.

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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 15 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at Porter and Chester Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,616 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Porter and Chester Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,524 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 339 full-time undergraduates at New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport, and 391 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 98% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,590 a year. New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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 $40,213 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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 typical student loan amount is $6,450 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut is $40,213.

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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 23 to 1.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,633 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - East Windsor is $34,481.

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There are 796 students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton in total, 538 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

84% of Lincoln Tech - Shelton students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,990 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Shelton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,481 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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The total student population at University of Connecticut is 27,215, of which 18,917 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,090 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UCONN. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

37% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,838 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCONN is $58,770.

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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 13 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,651 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - New Britain is $34,481.

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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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

72% of UHart students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,398 a year. UHart has a 2.3% 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 $41,345 during the early-career years.

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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.

74% of Goodwin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,010 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Goodwin is $37,107.

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There are 9,313 students at Sacred Heart in total, 6,417 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,671 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sacred Heart is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,170 a year. Sacred Heart has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sacred Heart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,090 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,173 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,394 during the early-career years.

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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 14 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Gateway Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,813 a year. Gateway Community College 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 $33,432 during the early-career years.

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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 16 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $33,416.

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There are 1,304 students at ACC in total, 455 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

14% of ACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,771 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,857 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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 15 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,153 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,985 during the early-career years.

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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 16 to 1.

1% of Housatonic Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,718 a year. Housatonic Community College has a 3.2% 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 Housatonic Community College is $33,530.

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There are 383 students at American Institute - West Hartford in total, 383 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 99% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,512 a year. American Institute - West Hartford has a 5.5% 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 $24,039 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven is 211, which includes 182 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Paul Mitchell the School North Haven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,710 a year.

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The total student population at Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology is 196, which includes 125 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

92% of Academy Di Capelli students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $111 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Academy Di Capelli with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,908 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,338 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Tunxis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,955 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 2,350 undergraduates at UBridgeport, of which 1,868 are full-time, and there are 4,155 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

80% of UBridgeport students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,980 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UBridgeport is $41,258.

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The total student population at Norwalk Community College is 4,420, which includes 1,424 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,214 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 10,652 students at CCSU in total, 8,593 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,811 are full-time. It takes the average CCSU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

50% of CCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,218 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CCSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,656 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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