# 2022 best colleges in Connecticut

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $19,095

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,900

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Charter Oak State College

New Britain, Connecticut

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $14,956

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,458

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $16,500

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,679

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,631

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,015

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $17,045

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $16,271

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,243

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $11,473

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $19,653

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $18,009

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $14,298

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $19,557

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $23,460

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $16,950

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Mitchell College

New London, Connecticut

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $33,169

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.