About CSCU

Great Education, Great Value

The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) provide affordable, innovative and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of Connecticut.

Access & Opportunity

A primer on who we are, the challenges we face, and the solutions needed to address them. CSCU White Paper (pdf)

Enrolling & Graduating Connecticut


Colleges & Universities

Four state universities; 12 community colleges; & Charter Oak State College.
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Enrolled Students

Throughout our institutions, CSCU enrolls roughly 85,000 students.
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Graduates Annually

CSCU institutions graduate 15,000 students annually.
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Lowest Sticker Price

CSCU institutions have both the lowest sticker price and lowest net price for higher education in Connecticut.
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Statewide Impact


are CT Residents

96% of enrolled CSCU students are Connecticut residents. 35% of Connecticut high school graduates who go to college directly following high school attend a CSCU institution.


Degrees & Certificates

CSCU institutions have conferred roughly 320,000 degrees & certificates since 1983.

$191 million

per Year

For CSCU's 15,000 graduates annually, the difference between what they would have earned with a high school diploma vs. a four-year or two-year degree equates to $191 million/year.



Roughly 60% of CSCU students are women.


37% of CSCU students are from a minority race and/or ethnicity groups.

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