Central Connecticut State University—One of the Best in New England
Central Connecticut State University is a premiere comprehensive public university that offers students affordable academic excellence with a supportive, personalized learning environment. Technology enables it to provide students with the best learning experience both online and in the classroom.
While the oldest and largest university in the state system, CCSU was rated #1 “in the state for its raw affordability” (School.com) and as a Best Value School (Collegefactual.com). Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid awards more than $100 million to students each year on top of its already low tuition rates.
Dedicated scholars, CCSU professors are experts in their fields having earned national and international awards for their research. Additionally, they strive to connect with each of their students and provide them the personal attention they need for academic success. They know how to make learning exciting and rewarding.
CCSU’s low 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio keeps most classes small, with nearly half containing 20 or fewer students. In addition to being mentors, professors can help students secure internships, clinical placements, co-ops, and other real-world experience. As one student notes, “There are great professors at CCSU, and they will help you every step of the way.”
With more than 100 majors, CCSU offers a breadth and depth of academic programs not found at many other institutions.
Its Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (only 5 percent of Business Schools achieve this status) and Education programs are accredited by the highly regarded Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CCSU also is one of two Connecticut public institutions with undergraduate Engineering programs and the only one to offer a major in Robotics and Mechatronics.
The University’s 16 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 the women’s swimming and diving teams are frequent Northeast Conference Champions. CCSU also offers many intramural and club sports plus several fitness centers and playing fields for recreation. With 149 student clubs and organizations, you’ll find a community of acceptance, support, and opportunity.
Central provides students with a strong and growing sense of connection where new and enduring friendships are formed. CCSU works to extend those connections outward to the community for service learning, internship and job opportunities, as well as for fun and entertainment. There’s something special about Central that reaches back to its beginnings in 1849. That’s why its motto is “CCSUConnected.”
The University’s distinguished alumni include successful business men and women, the first Latinx United States Secretary of Education and Connecticut 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, inspiring alumni eager to connect with 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 for yourself all that CCSU has to offer by scheduling a campus tour at (860) 832-CCSU (2278) or via e-mail at Admissions@CCSU.edu. You can schedule a tour online at ccsu.edu/tours.