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Undergrad Profile


One of Connecticut’s premier comprehensive public universities, Central Connecticut State University is a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and scholarship.

Education balances academic challenge with personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful. We take our motto seriously: whether you are just starting out, transferring from another college, or taking your associate degree to the next level, we’ll help you make your dream your future.

Our programs are nationally accredited by AACSB, ABET, ACCE, ACS, ATMAE, CCNE, CSAB, CSW, NAIT, NCATE, and NEASC. The University is one of only two public schools in the state to offer ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs and the only university with a wide variety of engineering technology and technology management programs complementing its STEM discipline programs. CCSU is also one of only two public institutions in the state to offer an AACSB-accredited undergraduate program in the School of Business. CCSU also offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the master’s and sixth-year levels, the M.B.A., and the Ed.D.

A network of study abroad opportunities and other internationally focused programming prepares our students to become global citizens, responsive to a world of cultural differences and able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace.

Committed to educational excellence and access, the University works to keep tuition low and provide a robust financial aid program that has grown to more than $90 million annually. Last year alone, the University provided more than $1 million in scholarship funds to nearly 600 students. The college guide Affordable Colleges Online recognizes CCSU as one of the top “low-cost colleges with graduates who earn high starting salaries.”

CCSU’s educational excellence has been nationally honored as one of the top colleges in New England. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized CCSU’s many community outreach activities by selecting the University as a “Community Engagement Institution.” The Open Doors Report 2013 ranked the University’s study abroad and course abroad programs 17th and 23rd in the nation.

Our professors are committed to helping students make the most of their education. They challenge students and provide the support they need to succeed. They take pride in making themselves available outside the classroom for one-on-one education, advice, and guidance. As one student recently said, “There are great professors at CCSU who are willing to help out every step of the way.”

CCSU professors are dedicated scholars and have earned national and international awards for their scholarship, but they consider teaching their first calling. Experts in their fields, they know how to make learning exciting and rewarding.

Our low 16:1 student-faculty ratio keeps most classes small; nearly half have 20 or fewer students. This ensures that professors get to know their students as individuals.

Our commitment to student success begins with providing the tools and the support to complete their degree in four years. Whether students choose to “finish in four” or decide to take longer, our student support programs are designed to help. Recognizing the special challenges of students who transfer to CCSU, we provide a number of cultural and academic programs to ease and uncomplicate the transition to a full-fledged CCSU Blue Devil.

Our 18 NCAA Division I programs are a major source of campus pride and excitement. Blue Devil football, men’s basketball, women’s and men’s soccer, men’s track and cross-country, and our women’s swimming & diving teams have been frequent Northeast Conference Champions, with a slew of tournament trophies too! All Blue Devil teams are highly competitive and “bring it” in every game they play.

The campus features several new academic buildings and is being revamped to offer facilities devoted to engineering, the sciences, and the liberal arts. The entire campus is being renovated to continue to offer one of the most attractive, convenient, and modern campuses in the state.

CCSU is the state’s oldest public university, and we are proud of the University’s historical role as a significant resource for Connecticut.

CCSU serves approximately 12,500 students—10,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate. Our distinguished alumni include successful business men and women, the first Latina state Supreme Court justice, CEOs in a wide range of industries and corporations, leading academics at national universities, award-winning educators and educational leaders, trainers and coaches at high schools and colleges, as well as top NFL and MLB teams, journalists, novelists, and artists—each and all demonstrating that success begins with CCSU.

To learn more, please visit ccsu.edu.

 

AT A GLANCE

ENROLLMENT: Approximately 12,500 students; 10,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduates

MALE: 52%, FEMALE: 48%

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION: Representation from over 40 countries

MINORITY STUDENT  POPULATION: 26%

10 RESIDENCE HALLS: Housing 2,700 students

COCURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS: 100 unique student-run clubs and activities that add to the campus-life experience, including Greek life, cultural organizations, radio station, and campus newspaper

INTRAMURAL SPORTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN: Softball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Wiffle Ball

CLUB SPORTS: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,  Ultimate Frisbee, Karate, Equestrian, Rugby, Paintball, Skiing, and Snowboarding

STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 16:1

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 25 students (All classes are taught by professors; teacher assistants are not utilized.)

FACULTY WITH Ph.D.: 83%

TUITION AND FEES (per year)
Connecticut Resident
Tuition and fees: $9,300
Housing (double occupancy): $6,448
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $4,680
Total: $20,428

Out-of-State Resident
Tuition and fees: $21,570
Housing (double occupancy): $6,448
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $4,680
Total: $32,698


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Carol Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
• Anthropology
• Art
• Criminology
• Economics
• English
• French
• Geography
• German
• Graphic/Information Design
• History
• Hospitality & Tourism
• International Studies
• Italian
• Journalism
• Media Studies
• Music
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychological Science
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Strategic Communication
• Theatre (B.A./B.F.A.)

School of Business
• Accounting
• Finance
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing

School of Education & Professional Studies
• Athletic Training
• Exercise Science
• Teacher Preparation
- Elementary Education
    english
    general science
    history
    mathematics
- Secondary Education
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Earth sciences
    English
    French
    History/Social studies
    Italian
    Mathematics
    Physics
    Social sciences
    Spanish
- PK–12
    Art education
    Music education
    Physical education
    Technology education
• Nursing (B.S.N.)
• Nursing (R.N./B.S.N.; for RNs only)
• Social Work

School of Engineering, Science & Technology
• Biochemistry (interdisciplinary: Biomolecular Sciences & Chemistry)
• Biology
• Biomolecular Sciences
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering Technology
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Digital Printing Graphics Technology
• Earth Sciences
• Electronics Technology
• Engineering Technology
• Manufacturing
• Mechanical
• General Science
• Geology
• Industrial Technology
• Manufacturing Management
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Networking Information Technology
• Physics & Engineering Physics
• Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Special Academic Offerings
• Cooperative Education
• Honors Program
• Internships
• Pre-health/med
• Pre-law
• Scholarship Opportunities
• Study Abroad

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