Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

Brief Description

Central Connecticut State University was founded in 1849 in New Britain, Connecticut. The city is located about 7 miles from Hartford and has a population of just over 73,000. The city's economy is made up of both the manufacturing and service sectors. The city provides access to the Arts through several excellent museums and theaters. The city also has a minor league baseball franchise as well as entertainment and shopping areas.

CCSU offers approximately 71 different Bachelor's degrees and several special studies curriculum. The school is divided into four separate schools based on discipline: The School of Education & Professional Studies, the School of Engineering & Technology, the Ammon School of Arts & Science, and the School of Business. The most popular disciplines are Business and Marketing, Psychology, Engineering, Communications, English, and Biology. According to the Princeton Review of 2006, the Honors program was considered to be "absolutely outstanding". Graduate degrees are offered in many of the major disciplines with the Master's in Business being one of the more popular programs.

The athletic department supports 16 intercollegiate programs including 7 for men and 9 for women. They cover major sports such as basketball, baseball, football, golf, soccer and volleyball. The school's nickname is the Blue Devils. CCSU is a registered member of the NCAA as a Division I (championship section) aligned with the Northeast Conference.

For students who wish to live on campus, there are 10 residential facilities as well a Greek housing available each year. Students have access to extra curricular activities such as student government, academic and social clubs, intramural sports, a gymnasium and dining facilities. There are also numerous campus sponsored events such as concerts and dances throughout the year.

Key alumni include Kenny Johnson (Actor, "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy"), Michael J. Ingelido (former Major General in Air Force), Steve Addazio (Head Football Coach at Boston College), Dave Campo (NFL Head Coach) and Mike Sherman (former NFL Head Coach).

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 9443

Total institution enrollment: 12252

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050


(860) 832-3200



Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 49%

Female undergraduate population: 51%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's, Post-Masters certificate

Accounting And Finance
Actuarial Science
Area Studies Other
Art Teacher Education
Arts And Design
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Teacher Education Vocational
Chemistry General
Civil Engineering / Civil Technology Technician
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Construction / Building Technology / Technician
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Criminal Justice General
Design And Visual Communications
Drama / Theater Arts General
Earth And Planetary Sciences
Economics General
Educational / Instructional Media Design
Educational Supervision
Elementary Middle And Secondary Education
Elementary Teacher Education
English Language And Literature General
Finance General
French Language And Literature
German Language And Literature
History General
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Industrial Productuction Technologies / Technician
International Business
Italian Language And Literature
Management Information Systems And Business Data
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Music Teacher Education
Nursing Rn Training
Operations Management And Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Sciences Other
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Reading Teacher Education
Social And Philosophical Foundations
Social Sciences General
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General
Teaching English As A Second Language
Technology / Industrial Arts Teacher
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Operations