University of Bridgeport

Private, Four-years School Located in Bridgeport, CT

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How much is the Bridgeport tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Bridgeport's tuition & fees is $35,760.
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 $60,982 when a student lives on-campus.

Bridgeport Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$35,760
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$16,350
On-campus Expenses$7,372
Off-campus Room & Board$8,776
Off-campus Expenses$10,502
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$35,760

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

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $143,040 at Bridgeport. 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 $237,928. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $145,924.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Sophomore (2024-25)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Junior (2025-26)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Senior (2026-27)$35,760$59,482$36,481
4 Years Total$143,040$237,928$145,924
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Sophomore (2025-26)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Junior (2026-27)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Senior (2027-28)$35,760$59,482$36,481
4 Years Total$143,040$237,928$145,924
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Sophomore (2026-27)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Junior (2027-28)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Senior (2028-29)$35,760$59,482$36,481
4 Years Total$143,040$237,928$145,924
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Sophomore (2027-28)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Junior (2028-29)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Senior (2029-30)$35,760$59,482$36,481
4 Years Total$143,040$237,928$145,924
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Sophomore (2028-29)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Junior (2029-30)$35,760$59,482$36,481
Senior (2030-31)$35,760$59,482$36,481
4 Years Total$143,040$237,928$145,924

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Bridgeport' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $26,075.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Bridgeport$35,760
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
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 Bridgeport and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
University of BridgeportBridgeport, CT$35,760$21,786
Maharishi International UniversityFairfield, IA$16,530$29,530
Berry CollegeMount Berry, GA$40,416$12,960
Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, CO$29,503$12,714
California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$18,698$17,756
Endicott CollegeBeverly, MA$39,212$13,370
Touro UniversityNew York, NY$21,810$14,160
Indiana Wesleyan University-MarionMarion, IN$31,168$11,970
Northwest Missouri State UniversityMaryville, MO$16,623$7,946
University of the SouthwestHobbs, NM$16,670$23,364
Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimer, NC$33,930$12,240

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Bridgeport, 1,733 students (93%) 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 $23,001.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Bridgeport is $37,981 for students living on-campus and $33,537 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 235 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 $25,886 and the average amount of student loans is $7,918.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$60,982
COA (off-campus)$56,538
Tuition & Fees$35,760
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$25,222
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,778
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,981
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$33,537
Average Financial Aid$23,001
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,73393%$23,001
Pell Grants97752%$4,391
Federal Student Loan1,31570%$7,228
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid235100%-
Grants or Scholarships235100%$25,886
Federal Grants12352%$5,977
Pell Grants12352%$5,473
Other Federal Grants5624%$1,107
State/Local Grants11047%$2,685
Institutional Grants235100%$21,501
Student Loan Aid18880%$7,918
Federal Student Loans18880%$5,399
Other Student Loans2711%$17,544

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Bridgeport's acceptance rate is 73.14%. A total of 4,940 applicants applied to and 3,613 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 238 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 6.59%.
To apply to Bridgeport, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,9401,779$3,161
Admitted3,6131,230$2,383
Enrolled23876$162
Acceptance Rate73.14%69.14%75.39%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)6.59%6.18%6.80%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRecommended
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
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 Bridgeport. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,040.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0409501,130
National Average1,168
Connecticut Average1,223
SAT EBRW520470570
SAT Math520480560

Student Population

University of Bridgeport has a total of 3,988 students including 1,637 undergraduate and 2,351 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,137 male students and 2,426 female students attending Bridgeport. The school offers online degree programs and 1,000 students enrolled online exclusively (25.08% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,563 1,1372,426
Undergraduate1,873 5351,338
Graduate1,690 6021,088

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
Phone203-576-4000
WEBwww.bridgeport.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered100 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered46 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate81.51%
Yield9.18%
Student Population3,988
Graduation Rate47%
Transfer-out Rate34%
Retention Rate68% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties133 (Full-time), 294 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs332 (Full-time), 324 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$61,223
Average Staff Salary$64,956