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Cheapest Colleges in Connecticut by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Connecticut these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Connecticut list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Connecticut tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Connecticut are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Connecticut? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Fairfield County Campus in Norwalk with an in state total cost of $16,470.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Connecticut's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$16,470
In State Total Cost
1) University of Phoenix Fairfield County Campus
Norwalk, Private For Profit
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$23,191
In State Total Cost
2) Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Public Not For Profit
49 70
$23,270
In State Total Cost
3) Paier College of Art Inc
Hamden, Private For Profit
- -
$23,580
In State Total Cost
4) Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Cromwell, Private Not For Profit
- -
$23,772
In State Total Cost
5) Lincoln College of New England Hartford
Hartford, Private For Profit
- -
$24,135
In State Total Cost
6) Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Public Not For Profit
- -
$24,370
In State Total Cost
7) Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, Public Not For Profit
40 66
$24,769
In State Total Cost
8) Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, Public Not For Profit
- -
$26,202
In State Total Cost
9) University of Connecticut Tri Campus
Waterbury, Public Not For Profit
57 88
$26,202
In State Total Cost
10) University of Connecticut Avery Point
Groton, Public Not For Profit
53 85
$28,244
In State Total Cost
11) University of Connecticut
Storrs, Public Not For Profit
88 78
$29,310
In State Total Cost
12) Post University
Waterbury, Private For Profit
- -
$29,324
In State Total Cost
13) University of Connecticut Stamford
Stamford, Public Not For Profit
74 88
$31,338
In State Total Cost
14) Goodwin College
East Hartford, Private Not For Profit
- -
$32,400
In State Total Cost
15) Lincoln College of New England Southington
Southington, Private For Profit
- -
$42,919
In State Total Cost
16) Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Old Lyme, Private Not For Profit
- -
$45,040
In State Total Cost
17) Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, Private Not For Profit
- -
$46,892
In State Total Cost
18) Mitchell College
New London, Private Not For Profit
- -
$47,340
In State Total Cost
19) University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Private Not For Profit
37 38
$50,128
In State Total Cost
20) Saint Joseph College
West Hartford, Private Not For Profit
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