Eastern Connecticut State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Willimantic, CT

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How much is the ECSU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ECSU's tuition & fees is $13,292 for Connecticut residents and $16,624 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 $32,588 for Connecticut residents and $35,920 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

ECSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$13,292
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,624
Books & Supplies Costs$800
On-campus Room & Board$16,106
On-campus Expenses$2,390
Off-campus Room & Board$10,283
Off-campus Expenses$2,653
2023-2024 Projection
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$12,910
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,146

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $71,565 at ECSU. 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 $167,216. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $130,081.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$17,116$37,562$28,681
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,623$40,224$31,080
Junior (2025-26)$18,145$43,129$33,714
Senior (2026-27)$18,682$46,300$36,606
4 Years Total$71,565$167,216$130,081
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,623$40,224$31,080
Sophomore (2025-26)$18,145$43,129$33,714
Junior (2026-27)$18,682$46,300$36,606
Senior (2027-28)$19,235$49,765$39,784
4 Years Total$73,684$179,418$141,185
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$18,145$43,129$33,714
Sophomore (2026-27)$18,682$46,300$36,606
Junior (2027-28)$19,235$49,765$39,784
Senior (2028-29)$19,804$53,553$43,277
4 Years Total$75,865$192,747$153,381
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$18,682$46,300$36,606
Sophomore (2027-28)$19,235$49,765$39,784
Junior (2028-29)$19,804$53,553$43,277
Senior (2029-30)$20,391$57,697$47,117
4 Years Total$78,111$207,315$166,784
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$19,235$49,765$39,784
Sophomore (2028-29)$19,804$53,553$43,277
Junior (2029-30)$20,391$57,697$47,117
Senior (2030-31)$20,994$62,234$51,340
4 Years Total$80,424$223,249$181,518

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, ECSU' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $17,194.
Eastern Connecticut State University$13,292$16,624
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 ECSU 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.
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$13,292$16,624
University of Massachusetts GlobalIrvine, CA$12,520$12,520
Bridgewater State UniversityBridgewater, MA$11,389$17,529
University of Michigan-FlintFlint, MI$14,014$31,274
West Texas A & M UniversityCanyon, TX$9,101$10,996
Keene State CollegeKeene, NH$14,710$26,186
Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, AR$7,754$13,826
Westfield State UniversityWestfield, MA$11,882$17,962
Troy UniversityTroy, AL$9,792$19,584
Indiana University-South BendSouth Bend, IN$8,179$22,043
Southern University and A & M CollegeBaton Rouge, LA$9,848$17,198

Financial Aid and COA

At Eastern Connecticut State University, 3,730 students (90%) 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 $8,626.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ECSU is $27,294 for students living on-campus and $21,734 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 780 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 $10,993 and the average amount of student loans is $6,421.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Connecticut ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$32,588$35,920
COA (off-campus)$27,028$30,360
Tuition & Fees$13,292$16,624
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,296$19,296
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,736$13,736
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,962$27,294
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,402$21,734
Average Financial Aid$8,626$8,626
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,73090%$8,626
Pell Grants1,21729%$4,941
Federal Student Loan2,18353%$6,432
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid780100%-
Grants or Scholarships780100%$10,993
Federal Grants76798%$3,510
Pell Grants26534%$4,890
Other Federal Grants76698%$1,823
State/Local Grants21628%$2,650
Institutional Grants72492%$7,334
Student Loan Aid52066%$6,421
Federal Student Loans51766%$5,241
Other Student Loans547%$11,659
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level522521$10,556
110,001 or more204203$7,252

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

ECSU's acceptance rate is 73.20%. A total of 4,630 applicants applied to and 3,389 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 784 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.13%.
To apply to ECSU, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate73.20%66.28%78.09%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.13%24.68%22.21%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
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 recommended to apply to ECSU. Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.

Student Population

Eastern Connecticut State University has a total of 4,082 students including 3,926 undergraduate and 156 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,787 male students and 2,532 female students attending ECSU. The school offers online degree programs and 77 students enrolled online exclusively (1.89% of all students).
Total4,319 1,7872,532
Undergraduate4,145 1,7342,411
Graduate174 53121

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered45 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered8 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate73.83%
Student Population4,082
Graduation Rate60%
Retention Rate83%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties190 (Full-time), 280 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs570 (Full-time), 373 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$84,350
Average Staff Salary$76,125