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Undergrad Profile

Central Connecticut State University—One of the Best in New England

One of Connecticut’s premier comprehensive public universities, Central Connecticut State University offers one of the highest-quality educational programs in the region. CCSU professors work hard to connect with all of their students and provide them the personal attention they need for academic success. As one student notes, “There are great professors at CCSU, and they will help you every step of the way.” 

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

Our low 15:1 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.

We offer more than 100 majors—a breadth and depth of academic programs that few other institutions offer. And those programs are exceptionally good. When we recently asked our alumni who had graduated three to five years ago to evaluate their majors at Central, 91% indicated “Good” to “Excellent,” and nearly 70% rated theirs “Very Good” to “Excellent.” That’s an extraordinary testament to the quality of our programs and the teaching of our professors.

CCSU is committed to providing an excellent and affordable education. According to Schools.com, CCSU takes “the #1 spot in the state for its raw affordability of tuition and fees.” We’ve also been working hard to increase financial aid. Since 2006, the amount awarded has doubled to nearly $100 million. Last year we awarded more scholarships than ever before: over $1.3 million was provided to some 900 students. Our aim is even higher this year: more support for more students. 

Our 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. CCSU also offers many intramural and club sports, plus several fitness centers and playing fields for recreation. With more than 130 student clubs, you’ll find there’s always something to do at CCSU.

The campus is unusually beautiful, with new and renovated academic buildings mixing with classic collegiate architecture. CCSU offers one of the most attractive, convenient, and modern campuses in the state.

You’ll also find a strong and growing sense of connection at Central, where new and enduring friendships are formed and where all are welcomed and supported. We take pride in our connections to each other, and we work to extend those connections outward to the communities around us for service learning and internship and job opportunities, as well as for fun and entertainment. There’s something special about Central that reaches back to our beginnings in 1849.

Our distinguished alumni include successful businessmen 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, and trainers and coaches at high schools and colleges, as well as top NFL and MLB teams, journalists, novelists, and artists. You’ll find a network of loyal alumni who will not only inspire you by their accomplishments but who will also be eager to reach out to you to provide job- and career-starting advice and welcome you as a future loyal Blue Devil alum!

To learn more, please visit ccsu.edu. See for yourself all that CCSU has to offer by scheduling a campus tour at 860-832-CCSU (2278) or via e-mail at admissions@ccsu.edu. You can schedule a tour online at ccsu.edu/tours.



Fast Facts

ENROLLMENT: Approximately 12,000 students; 10,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate

MALE: 52% FEMALE: 48%

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION: Representation from over 40 countries


RESIDENCE HALLS: Nine, housing 2,800 students

COCURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS: 130+ unique student-run clubs and activities that add to the campus-life experience, including Greek life, cultural organizations, a radio station, and a campus newspaper

INTRAMURAL SPORTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN: Softball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, soccer, Wiffle ball, and many more 

CLUB SPORTS: Ice hockey, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, karate, equestrian, rugby, paintball, and skiing & snowboarding


AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 25 students 


TUITION AND FEES: (per year)
Connecticut resident
Tuition and fees: $10,225
Housing (double occupancy): $6,820
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $4,996
Total: $22,041

Out-of-state resident
Tuition and fees: $22,914
Housing (double occupancy): $6,820
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $4,996
Total: $34,730


• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Art/Art Education (PK-12)
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology*
• Biomolecular Sciences
• Chemistry*
• Civil Engineering
• Communications
- Media Studies
- Strategic Communications

• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Criminology
• Dance Education (PK-12)
• Digital Printing & Graphics Technology
• Earth Sciences*
• Economics
• Electronics Technology
• Elementary Education (1-6)
• English*
• Exercise Science
• Finance
• French*
• Geography
• German
• Graphic/Information Design
• History*
• Hospitality & Tourism
• Industrial Technology
• International Studies
• Italian*
• Journalism
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Manufacturing Engineering Technology
• Manufacturing Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics*
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Music
• Music Education (PK-12)
• Networking Information Technology
• Nursing (BSN & RN to BSN)
• Philosophy
• Physical Education (PK-12)
• Physics*
• Political Science
• Psychological Science
• Robotics & Mechatronics
• Social Sciences*
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish*
• Special Studies
• Technology & Engineering Education (PK-12)
• Theatre (BA/BFA)

* Also available as certifiable program for secondary teaching
CCSU offers four undergraduate degree programs:
BA—Bachelor of Arts
BS—Bachelor of Science
BFA—Bachelor of Fine Arts
BSN—Bachelor of Science in Nursing

We also offer an innovative Honors Program: ccsu.edu/honors

Plus Pre-professional Programs in Health: ccsu.edu/prehealth and Law: ccsu.edu/prelaw