Central Connecticut State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,424

3.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,860

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.16%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.8%

7,870 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,880

69.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.1%

710 Graduates

About

Central Connecticut State University is a higher education institution located in Hartford County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central Connecticut State University were General Psychology (168 degrees awarded), Accounting (147 degrees), and Criminology (134 degrees).

In 2017, 2,778 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Connecticut State University. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,927 degrees), 6.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (276 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Connecticut State University is $5,424, which is $-15,309 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Connecticut State University is $5,424, which is $-15,309 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,860.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,424

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Central Connecticut State University was $5,424. The cost of tuition at Central Connecticut State University is $-15,309 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,860

2017 Value

6.79%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Central Connecticut State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,860. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Central Connecticut State University grew by 6.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,983

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Connecticut State University was of $10,983 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.08% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Central Connecticut State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2016, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.16%

2016 Default Rate

171

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Central Connecticut State University was 6.16%, which represents 171 out of the 2774 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Central Connecticut State University received 7,870 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.768% annual growth. Out of those 7,870 applicants, 5,254 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,880 students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University in 2017, and 97% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central Connecticut State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,254

Accepted Out of 7,870

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central Connecticut State University was 66.8% (5,254 admissions from 7,870 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.768%, while admissions grew by 12.1%.

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SAT Scores

97%

Submission Percentage

1,389

Scores Submitted

97% of enrolled first-time students at Central Connecticut State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central Connecticut State University has a total enrollment of 11,880 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Connecticut State University is 8,253 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,627. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 4.19% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0758% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.7%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Connecticut State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,880 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Connecticut State University is 8,253 and the part-time enrollment is 3,627. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Central Connecticut State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central Connecticut State University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Central Connecticut State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,459

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,578

  3. Black or African American

    1,435

The enrolled student population at Central Connecticut State University is 62.8% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 4.19% Asian, 2.93% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0758% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 346 students (2.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 220 more women than men received degrees from Central Connecticut State University. The majority of degree recipients at Central Connecticut State University are white (1,927 degrees awarded). There were 6.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (276 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Connecticut State University is General Psychology (168 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (147 degrees) and Criminology (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Connecticut State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (65 degrees awarded), Education (525 degrees), and Social Sciences (269 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Connecticut State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,102,479 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (437,186 people), Other managers (408,792 people), Secondary school teachers (379,475 people), and Education administrators (341,082 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Connecticut State University are History (65 degrees awarded), Education (525 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), Math & Statistics (59 degrees), and Communications (143 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Connecticut State University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Central Connecticut State University are History (65 degrees awarded), Education (525 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), Math & Statistics (59 degrees), and Communications (143 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Connecticut State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,164,702 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (598,357 people), Legal services (364,273 people), Computer Systems Design (307,195 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (274,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Connecticut State University are History (65 degrees awarded), Education (525 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), Math & Statistics (59 degrees), and Communications (143 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Connecticut State University.

Most Common

  1. 168 degrees awarded

  2. 147 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Connecticut State University was General Psychology with 168 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,279

  2. 1,499

In 2017, 1,279 degrees were awarded to men at Central Connecticut State University, which is 0.853 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Central Connecticut State University in Criminology, which is 1.63 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 131 degrees were awarded to women at Central Connecticut State University in General Psychology, which is 2.98 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Central Connecticut State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Connecticut State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.24% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,927 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    276 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    256 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Connecticut State University is white (1,927 degrees awarded). There were 6.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (276 degrees).

2.88% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,043 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    884 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Connecticut State University is white female (1,043 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (884 degrees).

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Operations

Central Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at nearly $65.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $568k (0.865%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Central Connecticut State University had a total salary expenditure of $254M. Central Connecticut State University employs 195 Professors, 132 Associate professors, and 113 Assistant professors. Most academics at Central Connecticut State University are Male Professors (120), Male Associate professors(76), and Female Professors (75).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Connecticut State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 109 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.7M

2017 Endowment

16.2%

growth from 2016

Central Connecticut State University has an endowment valued at about $65.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Connecticut State University grew 16.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.52M - Federal

  2. $4.24M - State

  3. $46.7k - Local

As of 2017, Central Connecticut State University received $1.52M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.24M from state grants and contracts, and $46.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$104M

2017 Salaries

0.811%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Central Connecticut State University paid a median of $104M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($254M) and a 0.811% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.482% decline from 2015 and a 10% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.3M

Instructional Salaries

448

Number of Employees

In 2017, Central Connecticut State University paid a total of $40.3M to 448 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

195 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

117 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Connecticut State University were Professor with 195 employees; Associate professor with 132 employees; and Associate professor with 113 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Connecticut State University were Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 109 employees; and Service with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Connecticut State University was Male Professor with 120 employees, Male Associate professor with 76 employees, and Female Professor with 75 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Central Connecticut State University.

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