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Connecticut Healthcare Colleges

42 Colleges
10,241 Yearly Graduations
$71,276 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,698 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Connecticut ranked #31 in the nation for healthcare degrees handed out in 2019. Around 10,241 students received some type of diploma that year. Connecticut colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $17,819 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $23,039 per year.

An estimated 51% of college students in Connecticut take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,924 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
1,166 Yearly Degrees
$17,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,280 students at UCONN in total, 18,847 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,229 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UCONN. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

43% of UCONN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,059 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,136 Yearly Degrees
$49,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,708 students at Quinnipiac in total, 6,845 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,543 are full-time. For undergraduates at Quinnipiac, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

67% of Quinnipiac students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,966 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinnipiac is $51,900.

#3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
969 Yearly Degrees
$43,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,156 students at Sacred Heart in total, 6,158 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,348 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sacred Heart is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Sacred Heart take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,327 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,900 during the early-career years.

#4

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
671 Yearly Degrees
$55,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,609 students at Yale in total, 6,092 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,088 are full-time. It takes the average Yale undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 8% of students at Yale take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,025 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $56,600 during the early-career years.

#5

Goodwin College

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees
$20,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,297 students at Goodwin in total, 3,208 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 453 are full-time. For undergraduates at Goodwin, the average graduation time is 5.2 years.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,268 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
566 Yearly Degrees
$17,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,300 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, and 1,944 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 81% of students at Porter and Chester Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,634 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 during the early-career years.

#7

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees
$11,406 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,962 undergraduates at SCSU, of which 6,801 are full-time, and there are 9,817 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

74% of SCSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,734 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SCSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$40,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Saint Joseph is 2,398, of which 904 students are undergraduates and of those, 794 are full-time. For undergraduates at USJ, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,427 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$34,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Bridgeport is 5,089, of which 3,233 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,132 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UBridgeport is 4.3 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at UBridgeport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,984 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UBridgeport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
284 Yearly Degrees
$42,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,793 undergraduates at UHart, of which 4,247 are full-time, and there are 6,773 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UHart is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at UHart take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,170 a year. UHart has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UHart with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
232 Yearly Degrees
$49,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,303 undergraduates at Fairfield U, of which 4,160 are full-time, and there are 5,349 students altogether. Fairfield U has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

55% of Fairfield U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,106 a year. Fairfield U has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fairfield U is $55,500.

#12

Stone Academy-West Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees

There are 531 students at Stone Academy-West Haven in total, 269 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Stone Academy-West Haven take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,279 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stone Academy-West Haven is $22,900.

#13

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees
$4,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,915 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Community College, and 6,864 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

5% of Gateway Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
216 Yearly Degrees

There are 730 students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton in total, 519 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Lincoln Tech - Shelton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,369 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Shelton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Capital Community College

Hartford, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees
$4,556 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 687 full-time undergraduates at Capital Community College, and 3,083 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

1% of Capital Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,167 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Capital Community College is $26,000.

#16

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$4,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,098 full-time undergraduates at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and 6,055 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

2% of Naugatuck Valley Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Naugatuck Valley Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Stone Academy-East Hartford

East Hartford, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Stone Academy-East Hartford is 462, which includes 237 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,006 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stone Academy-East Hartford is $22,900.

#18

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$11,344 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,982 undergraduates at WestConn, of which 4,074 are full-time, and there are 5,631 students altogether. It takes the average WestConn undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

67% of WestConn students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. WestConn has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WestConn with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

American Institute - West Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at American Institute - West Hartford is 357, which includes 357 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at American Institute - West Hartford take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,292 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Institute - West Hartford is $22,700.

#20

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$11,068 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,045 undergraduates at CCSU, of which 7,253 are full-time, and there are 11,154 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CCSU is 4.7 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at CCSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,958 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,100 during the early-career years.

#20

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$40,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of New Haven is 6,793, of which 4,912 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,625 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

81% of University of New Haven students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,414 a year. University of New Haven has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,600 during the early-career years.

#22

Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain

New Britain, Connecticut
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
153 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain is 542, which includes 348 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,532 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees
$4,546 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Norwalk Community College is 5,083, which includes 1,681 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,011 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NCC is $26,500.

#24

Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$4,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,824 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 5,511 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,939 a year. MCC has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $27,800.

#25

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Public Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees
$4,486 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,836 students at Housatonic Community College in total, 1,529 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

3% of Housatonic Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,656 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Housatonic Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Connecticut Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus 117
27 Stone Academy-Waterbury 109
28 Northwestern Connecticut Community College 104
29 Branford Hall Career Institute - Branford Campus 100
30 Tunxis Community College 92
30 Middlesex Community College 92
32 Charter Oak State College 82
33 Three Rivers Community College 76
34 American Institute of Healthcare & Technology 67
35 Eastern Connecticut State University 58
36 Porter and Chester Institute of Branford 56
37 Asnuntuck Community College 52
38 Albertus Magnus College 47
39 Quinebaug Valley Community College 32
40 Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington 25
41 Post University 12
42 Mitchell College 3

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