66%

Acceptance Rate

$6,117

Avg.Financial Aid

001406

FAFSA Code

About Southern Connecticut State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

10,050

Website

www.southernct.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Southern Connecticut State University is a public state institution that was established on September 11, 1893, as the New Haven State Normal School and is located in Connecticut. By the year 1937, the university had grown into a four-year institution offering a bachelor's degree. In the year 1959, the State Board of Education recognized and authorized the university and named it as the New Haven State Teachers College. 

In the year 1959, after the institution had moved to their present location, the state legislature expanded the university offerings to the liberal arts program. In the year 1983, the institution was recognized and got its university status. Southern Connecticut State University campus separates the academics and residential sections of the campus. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 51%.

  • The total student population of the university is 10,320, which includes 7,723 full time and 2,597 part-time students.


Online Education at Southern Connecticut State University

The university strives to provide quality online education for those who are unable to reside and study on campus. A student will earn the same degree that what their traditional students earn. 

  • The online programs offered by the university are trained by the same faculties who teach their students on campus in order to maintain the academic excellence across all their programs. 

  • The university offers 10 online programs across various disciplines. University majors include Education, Human Services, Information Systems, and Nursing.


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Reviews

Student reviews on the university are given below. 

  • Students feel that the professors are extremely helpful and are always available to help their students. The university has a wide variety of clubs and activities to help their students by providing them with numerous opportunities to achieve their goals and objectives. 

  • The students have many things to do around the campus. Southern Connecticut State University dorms are very well maintained as most of their students live on campus.

Location & Contact

Address

501 Crescent Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2033925200
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

66%

SAT Range

920 - 1130

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,389

Average Annual Cost

$5,642

Books And Supplies

$1,400

Other Fees

$5,312

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,926

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,530

Total One Year Cost

$26,810

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to SCSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $34,161. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

58%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$323

Faculty Overview

50%

Male Professors

50%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

215 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

184 Graduates

Psychology, General

147 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

145 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

107 Graduates

Public Health

100 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

88 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

83 Graduates

Social Work

67 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

59 Graduates

Biology, General

52 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

52 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

46 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

39 Graduates

Sociology

38 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

37 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

33 Graduates

History

32 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

31 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

28 Graduates

Political Science and Government

22 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

21 Graduates

Journalism

20 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

16 Graduates

Mathematics

14 Graduates

Anthropology

13 Graduates

Economics

12 Graduates

Chemistry

12 Graduates

Physics

11 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

7 Graduates

Philosophy

7 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

5 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Library Science and Administration

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

8,122

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

38%

Full-time

85%

Part-time

15%

Students Gender

Male

39%

US National: 44%

Female

61%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

56% White

7% Unknown

19% Black

11% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

5%

Out Of State

95%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$74,582 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

32%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,046/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,814/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,814/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Owls

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northeast 10 Conference

Total Male Athletes

244

Total Female Athletes

225

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

16

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Gymnastics

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $13,270 per year. The students at Southern Connecticut State University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,814 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,789

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$174 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,117

Students Receiving Federal Grants

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,749

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,758

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,013

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$7,385

$30K - $48K

$5,742

$48K - $75K

$2,997

$75K - $110K

$1,284

> $110K

$707

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,714,860

The financial aid department on campus is committed to providing students with an opportunity in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants to make their education affordable. Students looking for financial aid has to fill up the FAFSA form. 

Southern Connecticut State University federal school code is 001406.

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • State Aids includes Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Grant and Connecticut State University Grant (CSUG). 

  • Southern Connecticut State University Scholarship includes the David Ghozland Scholarship Program, Ivey Engineering bi-annual scholarship, Hasner Law Scholarship, Steady-foot Annual Scholarship, Laser Level Guidelines Scholarship, and Nurse Faculty Loan. 

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.


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