About Central Connecticut State University


The University 

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising four schools — Business; Education & Professional Studies; Graduate Studies; and Engineering, Science & Technology, in addition to the Carol Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences — CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the EdD in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state. 

CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. The faculty's commitment to scholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms. A network of study-abroad opportunities, overseas inter-institutional arrangements, and other internationally focused educational programming prepare students to become "global citizens," responsive to a world of cultural differences who are able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace.

Dr. Zulma R. Toro is the president of CCSU. The first woman and the first Hispanic to hold the position, she is also the University's 13th president.