Connecticut Colleges

Connecticut is one of the smallest states by size, but you’ll still find more than 100 colleges and universities both public and private options. New Haven’s Yale University is probably the most well-known institution in the state and one of the world’s most renowned universities overall. But the list of prestigious private Connecticut colleges doesn’t stop there. Wesleyan University, Sacred Heart University , Stamford Campus, Quinnipiac University, Hamden and Trinity College, Hartford are all top-ranked as well. Even public universities here impressive as the University of Connecticut, Storrs has been the highest ranked public university in New England for eight years running, according to U.S. News and World Report. University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University offer myriad of options in the public arena, too. Community colleges and career colleges in Connecticut are found in every major city including Highland, Norwich, Bridgeport and Danbury.

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Connecticut College and Degree Offerings

With a number of acclaimed universities and colleges in Connecticut you can walk away from the state with an impressive bachelors degree or masters degree from public schools as well as private. For career-specific programs, the spectrum of Connecticut Colleges includes many community colleges and career colleges offering certificate program and 2-year career training degree options such as Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Stratford and Lincoln Tech and Lincoln Culinary Institute. If you prefer a Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies degree, you’ll have no shortage of private liberal art colleges in Connecticut to choose from with Connecticut College, Trinity College and Eastern Connecticut State University. Also found in Connecticut is the United States Coast Guard Academy for students interested in gaining an education while serving their country.

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Connecticut Career Opportunities

Connecticut boasts the highest per capita income of any state, mostly thanks to the flourishing financial organizations and the development of hedge fudges in Fairfield County. And while the state has a range of reputable business schools including the University of Connecticut and Fairfield University with degree programs in Finance and Accounting & Related Services, there are other careers worth pursuing here, too. Students interested in law will benefit from pursuing degrees in Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement and Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Because of the proximity to New York City, many marketing and advertising firms set up shop here so Commercial & Advertising Art degrees from colleges in Connecticut will prepare you for these careers. Service careers in the spa and beauty industry are big, too, so Hair Styling & Hair Design and Massage Therapy degrees are popular at Connecticut colleges.