Central Connecticut State University

Public, Four-years School Located in New Britain, CT

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How much is the CCSU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, CCSU's tuition & fees is $12,460 for Connecticut residents and $25,736 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,780 for Connecticut residents and $42,056 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

CCSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$12,460
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,736
Books & Supplies Costs$1,600
On-campus Room & Board$12,464
On-campus Expenses$2,256
Off-campus Room & Board$12,464
Off-campus Expenses$2,256
2023-2024 Projection
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$12,026
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$24,914

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CCSU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $110,814 at CCSU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $172,713. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $143,119.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$26,500$41,516$34,439
Sophomore (2024-25)$27,287$42,604$35,317
Junior (2025-26)$28,097$43,722$36,219
Senior (2026-27)$28,931$44,870$37,144
4 Years Total$110,814$172,713$143,119
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$27,287$42,604$35,317
Sophomore (2025-26)$28,097$43,722$36,219
Junior (2026-27)$28,931$44,870$37,144
Senior (2027-28)$29,790$46,050$38,094
4 Years Total$114,104$177,247$146,774
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$28,097$43,722$36,219
Sophomore (2026-27)$28,931$44,870$37,144
Junior (2027-28)$29,790$46,050$38,094
Senior (2028-29)$30,674$47,261$39,069
4 Years Total$117,492$181,903$150,526
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$28,931$44,870$37,144
Sophomore (2027-28)$29,790$46,050$38,094
Junior (2028-29)$30,674$47,261$39,069
Senior (2029-30)$31,585$48,505$40,070
4 Years Total$120,980$186,685$154,377
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$29,790$46,050$38,094
Sophomore (2028-29)$30,674$47,261$39,069
Junior (2029-30)$31,585$48,505$40,070
Senior (2030-31)$32,522$49,782$41,097
4 Years Total$124,571$191,597$158,330

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CCSU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,194.
Central Connecticut State University$12,460$25,736
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Connecticut Four-years Colleges$22,986
Public Schools$9,068$17,194
Private Schools$26,075

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CCSU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain, CT$12,460$25,736
Peru State CollegePeru, NE$7,920$8,280
University of the Virgin IslandsCharlotte Amalie, VI$5,612$15,521
Salisbury UniversitySalisbury, MD$10,638$21,332
New Jersey City UniversityJersey City, NJ$13,971$24,888
Northern Michigan UniversityMarquette, MI$13,304$18,800
CUNY Hunter CollegeNew York, NY$7,382$15,332
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA$10,543$15,062
University of Hawaii at HiloHilo, HI$7,838$20,798
Savannah State UniversitySavannah, GA$5,498$16,218
California State University-SacramentoSacramento, CA$7,602$19,482

Financial Aid and COA

At Central Connecticut State University, 5,189 students (67%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,873.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CCSU is $35,183 for students living on-campus and $35,183 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,018 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,212 and the average amount of student loans is $6,772.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Connecticut ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,780$42,056
COA (off-campus)$28,780$42,056
Tuition & Fees$12,460$25,736
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,320$16,320
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,320$16,320
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,907$35,183
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,907$35,183
Average Financial Aid$6,873$6,873
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,18967%$6,873
Pell Grants2,77336%$4,509
Federal Student Loan3,76949%$6,470
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,01896%-
Grants or Scholarships99293%$6,212
Federal Grants38336%$5,226
Pell Grants35433%$4,609
Other Federal Grants18718%$1,978
State/Local Grants18617%$2,764
Institutional Grants96691%$3,775
Student Loan Aid59456%$6,772
Federal Student Loans58355%$5,117
Other Student Loans787%$13,322
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level687665$6,694
110,001 or more210188$2,670

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CCSU's acceptance rate is 74.83%. A total of 6,285 applicants applied to and 4,703 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,093 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.24%.
To apply to CCSU, 6 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate74.83%75.92%73.78%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.24%25.81%20.70%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to CCSU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,065 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0659501,180
National Average1,168
Connecticut Average1,223
SAT EBRW545490600
SAT Math520460580
ACT Composite231926
National Average24
Connecticut Average28
ACT Math221826
ACT English211824

Student Population

Central Connecticut State University has a total of 9,468 students including 7,665 undergraduate and 1,803 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,830 male students and 4,823 female students attending CCSU. The school offers online degree programs and 356 students enrolled online exclusively (3.76% of all students).
Total9,653 4,8304,823
Undergraduate7,748 4,1463,602
Graduate1,905 6841,221

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered140 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered41 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate76.71%
Student Population9,468
Graduation Rate53%
Transfer-out Rate25%
Retention Rate77% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties428 (Full-time), 472 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs946 (Full-time), 598 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$88,091
Average Staff Salary$79,758