Public Colleges in Connecticut

The 2023 Directory of Connecticut Public Colleges and Costs

Connecticut Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Connecticut?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Connecticut was $9,418 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $653 from the 2019-2020 average of $8,765 and represents a 7.45% 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 23,619 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $15,030. University of Connecticut is the most expensive public school in Connecticut with an in-state tuition of $15,030.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Connecticut Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Asnuntuck Community College

Enfield, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Capital Community College

Hartford, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

$6,162 57 36
Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut

$6,162 NA NA
Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Middlesex Community College

Middletown, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Winsted, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Quinebaug Valley Community College

Danielson, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

$6,162 NA NA
Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
Tunxis Community College

Farmington, Connecticut

$3,984 NA NA
United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, Connecticut

$0 78 NA
University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

$15,030 82 87
University of Connecticut Avery Point

Groton, Connecticut

$15,030 62 67
University of Connecticut Stamford

Stamford, Connecticut

$15,030 53 50
University of Connecticut Tri Campus

Waterbury, Connecticut

$15,030 50 55
Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut

$6,162 NA NA