Fast Facts

Carol A. Ammon

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


CCSU Fast Facts


About CCSU

CCSU chosen as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges," an "America’s Best Value College," and one of only "286 Green Colleges"

The Princeton Review interviewed CCSU students and examined the University's key institutional data: results--CCSU praised for "innovative education" and "excellent professors who will help you every step of the way." Princeton Review recognizes CCSU’s commitment to academic excellence by honoring the University as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges" and one of "America’s Best Value Colleges." The Review also honored the University’s sustainability efforts by selecting CCSU as one of only "286 Green Colleges."


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 five schools-Arts & Sciences, Business, Education & Professional Studies, Engineering & Technology, and Graduate Studies-CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the master's and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.


Resource for the State and Region

Each year, CCSU creates an estimated economic impact of nearly $600 million, representing money and jobs that circulated throughout Connecticut's economy. As a state-supported institution, CCSU receives roughly $71 million in legislative appropriations. By any measure-educational, cultural, or economic, CCSU provides an excellent Return On Investment.

More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state.


Student Enrollment

The largest of four comprehensive universities within the Connecticut State University System, CCSU enrolls about 8,500 full-time and 4,000 part-time students. Of these, about 10,000 attend as undergraduates, and 2,400 as graduates.

Students comprise 42 percent of the School of Arts & Sciences enrollment (5,300).

Female students account for 48 percent of the undergraduate student population; males, 52 percent.

CCSU is richly diverse: about 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage; African American students comprise more than 8 percent of the student body; Latinos, nearly 8 percent; and Asians, almost 3 percent.


Financial Aid

CCSU's comprehensive financial aid program provided undergraduate students with just over $82 million in student aid last year, up nearly $30 million from the 2005-2006 academic year.

Approximately 65 percent of CCSU undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.