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List of the Largest Colleges in Connecticut

The big college experience comes with a lot of perks, especially in Connecticut. Many may include strong sports programs, distinguished professors, a plethora of academic choices and student activities, and big, well-stocked libraries, to name a few. Those who have a pretty good idea of what subjects or general areas they want to pursue in college will thrive in a big college setting. Generally, these students are not afraid to speak up in large lectures with many students around. If this sounds like you, it's time to see what your options are! Browse through our list of Connecticut's biggest colleges below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

University of Connecticut

Storrs

CT

$19,049

4 year

93.44%

# of Students 28,335

2

Post University

Waterbury

CT

N/A

4 year

48.26%

# of Students 15,098

3

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain

CT

$14,734

4 year

80.28%

# of Students 14,279

4

Yale University

New Haven

CT

N/A

4 year

98.38%

# of Students 13,335

5

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven

CT

$13,517

4 year

75.09%

# of Students 12,696

6

Gateway Community College

New Haven

CT

$6,511

2 year

60.24%

# of Students 11,792

7

Manchester Community College

Manchester

CT

$4,317

2 year

61.69%

# of Students 10,558

8

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury

CT

$6,493

2 year

61.85%

# of Students 9,804

9

Quinnipiac University

Hamden

CT

N/A

4 year

84.79%

# of Students 9,562

10

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk

CT

$7,897

2 year

66.56%

# of Students 9,021

11

University of Hartford

West Hartford

CT

N/A

4 year

74.18%

# of Students 8,870

12

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield

CT

N/A

4 year

82.24%

# of Students 8,440

13

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport

CT

$5,174

2 year

61.85%

# of Students 8,181

14

University of New Haven

West Haven

CT

N/A

4 year

79.67%

# of Students 7,645

15

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury

CT

$16,625

4 year

79.39%

# of Students 7,174

16

Tunxis Community College

Farmington

CT

$7,207

2 year

60.27%

# of Students 6,569

17

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich

CT

$4,026

2 year

58%

# of Students 6,316

18

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic

CT

$16,050

4 year

77.05%

# of Students 6,193

19

Capital Community College

Hartford

CT

$8,805

2 year

54.29%

# of Students 6,095

20

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport

CT

N/A

4 year

67.04%

# of Students 5,878

21

Fairfield University

Fairfield

CT

N/A

4 year

88.79%

# of Students 5,664

22

Goodwin College

East Hartford

CT

N/A

4 year

61.82%

# of Students 5,618

23

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford

Stratford

CT

N/A

Vocational

70.06%

# of Students 5,257

24

Middlesex Community College

Middletown

CT

$4,291

2 year

59.54%

# of Students 4,495

25

Wesleyan University

Middletown

CT

N/A

4 year

96.49%

# of Students 3,542


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