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 2023-2024, SCSU's tuition & fees is $12,828 for Connecticut residents and $26,104 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 $31,100 for Connecticut residents and $44,376 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

SCSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Connecticut Residents Tuition & Fees$12,828
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,104
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 $112,957 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 $190,622. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $160,656.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$26,931$44,894$37,749
Sophomore (2024-25)$27,785$46,684$39,313
Junior (2025-26)$28,666$48,550$40,945
Senior (2026-27)$29,574$50,495$42,649
4 Years Total$112,957$190,622$160,656
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$27,785$46,684$39,313
Sophomore (2025-26)$28,666$48,550$40,945
Junior (2026-27)$29,574$50,495$42,649
Senior (2027-28)$30,512$52,523$44,429
4 Years Total$116,537$198,252$167,336
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$28,666$48,550$40,945
Sophomore (2026-27)$29,574$50,495$42,649
Junior (2027-28)$30,512$52,523$44,429
Senior (2028-29)$31,479$54,638$46,287
4 Years Total$120,231$206,206$174,311
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$29,574$50,495$42,649
Sophomore (2027-28)$30,512$52,523$44,429
Junior (2028-29)$31,479$54,638$46,287
Senior (2029-30)$32,477$56,843$48,228
4 Years Total$124,042$214,500$181,593
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$30,512$52,523$44,429
Sophomore (2028-29)$31,479$54,638$46,287
Junior (2029-30)$32,477$56,843$48,228
Senior (2030-31)$33,506$59,143$50,255
4 Years Total$127,974$223,148$189,198

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, SCSU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,194.
Southern Connecticut State University$12,828$26,104
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Connecticut Four-years Colleges$23,041
Public Schools$9,068$17,194
Private Schools$26,212

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.
Southern Connecticut State UniversityNew Haven, CT$12,828$26,104
California State University-BakersfieldBakersfield, CA$7,696$19,576
Indiana University-EastRichmond, IN$8,179$22,043
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort Myers, FL$6,118$25,162
University of Michigan-DearbornDearborn, MI$14,944$31,360
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$5,751$16,805
Morehead State UniversityMorehead, KY$9,838$14,706
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew York, NY$7,470$15,420
Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond, KY$10,130$20,820
Purdue University NorthwestHammond, IN$8,419$15,620
University of GuamMangilao, GU$6,110$11,414

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 $37,451 for students living on-campus and $34,601 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)$31,100$44,376
COA (off-campus)$28,250$41,526
Tuition & Fees$12,828$26,104
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,272$18,272
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,422$15,422
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,175$37,451
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,325$34,601
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
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.
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).
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
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered128 Programs
Online Program Offered9 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered50 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate80.99%
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