Central Connecticut State University is Connecticut’s oldest public university and the largest institution in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. CCSU is home to schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Graduate Studies conferring bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Designated a Community Engagement University, CCSU joins with local community partners to provide learn-by-doing engagement experiences for students. Additionally, the CCSU campus hosts an LGBT Center to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and organize community educational seminars.
Key Admissions Stats
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
This college is all you can ask for. Not to many people in classes and is a small university where learning material is much easier to grasp on.
Adam from Bridgeport, CT
Centra Connecticut State University is an amazing school for commuters and for those who decide to live on campus. The school offers a large variety of programs and tidy abroad opportunities. I am glad I chose this school for my major.
Lisselot from Torrington, CT
CCSU is a education oriented campus. But education is not the only focus. CCSU also stresses the importance of diversity and equality for all of it students and in its activities.
Wilbert from Hartford, CT
CCSU is awesome. I transferred from a smaller, private school in Boston and I have found the academic demands (and gains) at Central refreshingly strong. At Central, you are asked to pay a reasonable fee (as opposed to the price-tag of a few small islands that other schools ask), are surrounded by wonderful resources, and have the opportunity to really learn a lot--as the professors are extremely caring, knowledgeable, and invested in their students.
MM from EH, CT
CCSU is an awesome school that keeps its students on track, in a clean environment. they keep us engaged with campus activities. i love CCSU.