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Undergrad Profile

Start with a dream.
Finish with a future!

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. CCSU is one of only two public institutions in the state to offer an AACSB-accredited undergraduate program in the School of Business. The University is also one of only two public universities 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. 

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.

CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the master’s and sixth-year levels, the MBA, and the EdD. Committed to educational excellence and access, the University works to keep tuition low and to 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.”

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 recently ranked the University’s study abroad and course abroad programs 17th and 23rd in 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 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 women’s swimming & diving teams have been frequent Northeast Conference Champions. CCSU also offers many intramural and club sports, and with over 120 student clubs, you’ll find that there’s always something to do at CCSU.

The campus features several new academic buildings and is being revamped to offer academic 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 serves approximately 12,000 students—10,000 undergraduate and 2,000 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



Fast Facts

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

MALE: 52% FEMALE: 48%

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION: Representation from over 40 countries


RESIDENCE HALLS: Nine housing 2,700 students

COCURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS: 120+ 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, Wiffle ball, and many more

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


AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 25 students (all classes taught by professors; teaching assistants are not utilized)


TUITION AND FEES: (per year)
CT Resident
Tuition and fees: $9,741
Housing (double occupancy): $6,636
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $4,826
Total: $21,203

Out-of-State Resident
Tuition and fees: $22,602
Housing (double occupancy): $6,636
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $4,826
Total: $34,064


• Accounting 

• Anthropology 

• Art/Art Education (PK-12) 

• Athletic Training 

• Biochemistry 

• Biology* 

• Biomolecular Sciences 

• Chemistry* 

• Civil Engineering

• Communications
- Media Studies
- Strategic Communications 

• Computer Engineering Technology 

• 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 


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