Connecticut Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Connecticut?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Connecticut was $8,217 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $1,332 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,885 and represents a 19.35% annual increase. The list of Connecticut public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Connecticut and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 21 public colleges and universities in Connecticut, the most popular being University of Connecticut with 24,181 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,848. University of Connecticut is the most expensive public school in Connecticut with an in-state tuition of $12,848.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Connecticut colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Connecticut or cheap Connecticut colleges guide.

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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Connecticut Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Asnuntuck Community College
Enfield, 621 Students
$3,912 - -
Capital Community College
Hartford, 654 Students
$3,912 - -
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, 8,167 Students
$5,642 45 65
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, 4,331 Students
$5,642 - -
Gateway Community College
New Haven, 2,069 Students
$3,912 - -
Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, 1,684 Students
$3,912 - -
Manchester Community College
Manchester, 2,004 Students
$3,912 - -
Middlesex Community College
Middletown, 885 Students
$3,912 - -
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Waterbury, 2,181 Students
$3,912 - -
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Winsted, 379 Students
$3,912 - -
Norwalk Community College
Norwalk, 1,737 Students
$3,912 - -
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Danielson, 477 Students
$3,912 - -
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, 7,616 Students
$5,642 43 65
Three Rivers Community College
Norwich, 1,274 Students
$3,912 - -
Tunxis Community College
Farmington, 1,533 Students
$3,912 - -
United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, 1,071 Students
$0 68 100
University of Connecticut  Best Value
Storrs, 24,181 Students
$12,848 88 78
University of Connecticut Avery Point
Groton, 502 Students
$12,848 37 80
University of Connecticut Stamford
Stamford, 1,701 Students
$12,848 55 87
University of Connecticut Tri Campus
Waterbury, 769 Students
$12,848 36 81