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Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT

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Central Connecticut State University is a public institution that has a fair number of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in New Britain, Connecticut, in a predominately suburban area. Approximately twelve thousand students are enrolled per year at Central Connecticut State University.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Central Connecticut State University offers:

  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most common exam scores among students accepted to CCSU are between 20 to 22 on the ACT, or 1380 to 1640 on the SAT exam. Central Connecticut State University admits around 60% of students applying. Of those students admitted, nearly 34% of students enrolled. More information on admissions can be found at ccsu.edu.

Tuition & fees at CCSU are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $8,900 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $21,000 per year. Housing is available for students and costs approximately $6,300 per year. Students attending Central Connecticut State University may qualify for aid which is typically grants and loans.

The mascot for Central Connecticut State University is the "Blue Devils", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who would like to see more about Central Connecticut State University can visit their website at http://www.ccsu.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Central Connecticut State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting into CCSU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading460 - 540
SAT ® Math460 - 550
SAT ® Writing460 - 550
SAT ® Total Score1380 - 1640

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 22
ACT ® Math18 - 23
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 22

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into CCSU

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into Central Connecticut State University.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants6,473
Granted Admissions4,087 (63%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,387 (34%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Central Connecticut State University is about 12,000, where graduate students make up roughly 19% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,300-$5,100
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,640
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $400-$480 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $410-$490 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$5,885
Receiving Student Loans61%$6,041

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Central Connecticut State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of CCSU is close to 47%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years27%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

CCSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northeast Conference)
  • Basketball (Northeast Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northeast Conference)
  • Football (Northeast Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Psychology

Business and Marketing Studies

Social Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Education

  • Educational Leadership and Administration (C, D, M)
  • Elementary Education (B, C, M)
  • Physical Education (B, C, M)
  • Guidance Counselor (M)
  • Special Education (C, M)
  • Superintendency and Educational System Administration (C)
  • Reading Teacher Education (C, M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Education (M)
  • Technology Teacher Education Teacher Education (B, C, M)
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (M)
  • Art Teacher Education (B, C, M)
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (M)
  • Teaching English As Second Language Instructor (C, M)
  • Music Teacher Education (B, M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, M)
  • English Language and Literature, Letters

History

  • History (B, M)
  • Public and Applied History and Archival Administration (M)

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Technology (B)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (B)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (B)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (B)
  • Engineering Technology (M)
  • Manufacturing Technology (C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Math (B, M)
  • Applied Mathematics (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Public Administration and Social Services

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B, M)
  • Information Science Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications (B, M)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Engineering

Security and Protective Services

Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Global Studies (B, M)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies

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