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Study at Central Connecticut State University

Founded in 1849, Central Connecticut State University or CCSU is a state university in New Britain, Connecticut. It is the oldest public university and ranks third oldest of all universities in Connecticut. The Association of American Colleges and Universities selected CCSU as one of only 16 "Leadership Institutions" in the nation and the only one in Connecticut.

CCSU comprises five schools in different fields including Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Professional Studies, Engineering and Technology, and Graduate Studies. CCSU enrolls over 6000 full-time and more than 5, 000 part-time students. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership.

CCSU also offers more than 15 NCAA Division I sports programs. The sports teams of the university are known as the Blue Devils.

Profile of Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut is in a large suburb, in New Britain, CT. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Central Connecticut earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics and education and teaching.

Central Connecticut Selectivity

Central Connecticut does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 460 to 540 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 460 and 560.


Some professors at Central Connecticut are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Central Connecticut, in 2007, had 12, 106 students (9, 684 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at the school belong to the Northeast Conference for major sports.

Central Connecticut Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching643elementary school teaching, educational administration, reading teaching, physical education teaching, school Counselling, special ed, superintendency and administration, art education, . . .
Business and Management482marketing, business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, operations management, organizational behavior
Liberal Arts325history, English, sociology, geography, Spanish language, political science, foreign language and literature, international studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling185psychology, marriage and family therapy
Engineering Technician103industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, civil engineering tech, engineering technology, manufacturing tech, computer engineering tech
Science91biology, molecular biology, physical science courses, chemistry, physics, geology, biochemistry, biotechnology, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement87criminology, criminal justice and safety
Media69communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering50computer and info science, information science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine49nurse anesthetist, registered nursing
Mathematics38mathematics, applied mathematics
Design32design and visual communication
Art Studies31art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management30construction management
Family and Social Work15social work
Hospitality12travel services
Drama and Performing Arts12drama
Engineering3electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Medicine0medical preparatory

Contact: Central Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St

New Britain, CT 06050

General Phone: (860) 832-3200


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