Southern Connecticut State University

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

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How much is the SCSU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, SCSU's tuition & fees is $12,414 for Connecticut residents and $25,302 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
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 $30,686 for Connecticut residents and $43,574 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

SCSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$12,414
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,302
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$14,076
On-campus Expenses$2,996
Off-campus Room & Board$8,466
Off-campus Expenses$5,756
2023-2024 Projection
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$12,462
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,350

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $101,368 at SCSU. 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 $179,034. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $151,290.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$25,318$43,280$36,351
Sophomore (2024-25)$25,334$44,233$37,299
Junior (2025-26)$25,350$45,234$38,296
Senior (2026-27)$25,366$46,287$39,344
4 Years Total$101,368$179,034$151,290
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$25,334$44,233$37,299
Sophomore (2025-26)$25,350$45,234$38,296
Junior (2026-27)$25,366$46,287$39,344
Senior (2027-28)$25,382$47,394$40,447
4 Years Total$101,432$183,147$155,386
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$25,350$45,234$38,296
Sophomore (2026-27)$25,366$46,287$39,344
Junior (2027-28)$25,382$47,394$40,447
Senior (2028-29)$25,398$48,557$41,606
4 Years Total$101,497$187,472$159,693
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$25,366$46,287$39,344
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,382$47,394$40,447
Junior (2028-29)$25,398$48,557$41,606
Senior (2029-30)$25,414$49,781$42,825
4 Years Total$101,561$192,019$164,222
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,382$47,394$40,447
Sophomore (2028-29)$25,398$48,557$41,606
Junior (2029-30)$25,414$49,781$42,825
Senior (2030-31)$25,430$51,067$44,107
4 Years Total$101,625$196,799$168,985

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, SCSU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,338.
In-StateOut-of-State
Southern Connecticut State University$12,414$25,302
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Connecticut Four-years Colleges$22,580
Public Schools$8,879$17,338
Private Schools$25,376

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between SCSU 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.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Southern Connecticut State UniversityNew Haven, CT$12,414$25,302
SUNY College at PotsdamPotsdam, NY$8,712$18,622
Troy UniversityTroy, AL$9,312$18,624
Texas A & M International UniversityLaredo, TX$7,846$19,382
Murray State UniversityMurray, KY$9,432$18,888
CUNY City CollegeNew York, NY$7,340$15,290
Winthrop UniversityRock Hill, SC$15,866$30,196
Stephen F Austin State UniversityNacogdoches, TX$10,600$22,840
State University of New York at New PaltzNew Paltz, NY$8,524$18,434
University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlatteville, WI$7,862$16,800
Georgia College & State UniversityMilledgeville, GA$8,974$28,154

Financial Aid and COA

At Southern Connecticut State University, 4,469 students (66%) 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 $6,925.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at SCSU is $36,649 for students living on-campus and $33,799 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 925 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 $7,308 and the average amount of student loans is $6,964.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Connecticut ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$30,686$43,574
COA (off-campus)$27,836$40,724
Tuition & Fees$12,414$25,302
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,272$18,272
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,422$15,422
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,761$36,649
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,911$33,799
Average Financial Aid$6,925$6,925
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,46966%$6,925
Pell Grants2,74640%$4,760
Federal Student Loan3,93458%$8,292
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid92592%-
Grants or Scholarships81381%$7,308
Federal Grants48949%$5,242
Pell Grants48849%$4,859
Other Federal Grants919%$2,112
State/Local Grants18518%$2,953
Institutional Grants62762%$4,517
Student Loan Aid66366%$6,964
Federal Student Loans65165%$5,289
Other Student Loans828%$14,315
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level715630$6,566
0-30,000212212$8,315
30,001-48,000125124$8,414
48,001-75,000130127$7,766
75,001-110,00010888$5,085
110,001 or more14079$2,293

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

SCSU's acceptance rate is 82.93%. A total of 7,294 applicants applied to and 6,049 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,022 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 16.90%.
To apply to SCSU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants7,2942,885$4,409
Admitted6,0492,239$3,810
Enrolled1,022374$648
Acceptance Rate82.93%77.61%86.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)16.90%16.70%17.01%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Southern Connecticut State University has a total of 8,889 students including 6,920 undergraduate and 1,969 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,043 male students and 5,745 female students attending SCSU. The school offers online degree programs and 993 students enrolled online exclusively (11.17% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total8,788 3,0435,745
Undergraduate6,800 2,5524,248
Graduate1,988 4911,497

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT
Phone203-392-5200
WEBwww.southernct.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered128 Programs
Online Program Offered9 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered50 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate82.92%
Yield16.04%
Student Population8,889
Graduation Rate53%
Transfer-out Rate28%
Retention Rate73% (Full-time), 41% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties422 (Full-time), 617 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs986 (Full-time), 738 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,450
Average Staff Salary$80,919