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 24,410 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,998. University of Connecticut is the most expensive public school in Connecticut with an in-state tuition of $11,998.

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, 652 Students
$3,816 - -
Capital Community College
Hartford, 688 Students
$3,816 - -
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, 8,118 Students
$5,424 49 70
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, 4,359 Students
$5,424 - -
Gateway Community College
New Haven, 2,081 Students
$3,816 - -
Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, 1,767 Students
$3,816 - -
Manchester Community College
Manchester, 2,169 Students
$3,816 - -
Middlesex Community College
Middletown, 976 Students
$3,816 - -
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Waterbury, 2,231 Students
$3,816 - -
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Winsted, 419 Students
$3,816 - -
Norwalk Community College
Norwalk, 1,978 Students
$3,816 - -
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Danielson, 524 Students
$3,816 - -
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, 7,723 Students
$5,424 40 66
Three Rivers Community College
Norwich, 1,383 Students
$3,816 - -
Tunxis Community College
Farmington, 1,433 Students
$3,816 - -
United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, 898 Students
$0 68 100
University of Connecticut  Best Value
Storrs, 24,410 Students
$11,998 88 78
University of Connecticut Avery Point
Groton, 623 Students
$11,998 53 85
University of Connecticut Stamford
Stamford, 1,194 Students
$11,998 74 88
University of Connecticut Tri Campus
Waterbury, 1,803 Students
$11,998 57 88