Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

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We are connected to our past. We are connected to our communities. We are connected to each other.

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 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 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.

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 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, men’s and women’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 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 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, 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 will also be eager to reach out to you to provide job and career-starting advice and welcome you as a future Blue Devil alum!

To learn more, please visit ccsu.edu. See all that CCSU has to offer by scheduling a campus tour at 860-832-CCSU (2278) or via email 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

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: Basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, Wiffle ball, and many more

CLUB SPORTS: Equestrian, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, skiing & snowboarding, and Ultimate Frisbee




TUITION AND FEES (per year):
Connecticut residents
Tuition and fees:
Housing (double occupancy): $7,174
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $5,354
Total: $23,596

Out-of-state residents
Tuition and fees:
Housing (double occupancy): $7,174
Food (cost varies per meal plan): $5,354
Total: $36,556



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

Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

• Anthropology

• Art & Art Education

• Criminology

• Economics

• English & English Education

• French

• Geography

• German

• Graphic/Information Design

• History & History Education

• Hospitality & Tourism

• International Studies

• Italian

• Journalism

• Media Studies

• Music & Music Education

• Philosophy

• Political Science

• Psychological Science

• Sociology

• Strategic Communication

• Spanish

• Special Studies

• Theatre (BA/BFA)


School of Business


• Finance

• Management

• Management Information Systems

• Marketing


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & Professional Studies

Dance Education

Early Childhood Studies & Infant/Toddler Mental Health

Elementary Education

Exercise Science


Physical Education

Social Work


School of Engineering, Science & Technology

• Biochemistry

• Biology

• Biomolecular Sciences

• Chemistry

• Civil Engineering

• Computer Engineering Technology

• Computer Science

• Construction Management

• Cybersecurity

• Earth Sciences

• Electronics Technology

• Graphics Technology

• Industrial Technology

• Manufacturing Engineering Technology

• Manufacturing Management

• Mathematics

• Mechanical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering Technology

• Networking Information Technology

• Physics

• Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering Technology

• Technology & Engineering Education

We also offer an innovative Honors Program:

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

and Law: ccsu.edu/prelaw

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