College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 20 Best Colleges in Connecticut

EUGENE, Ore., June 13, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017.

The state of Connecticut is committed to educational advancement and access, and has proven this commitment in many tangible ways. Perhaps most notable is the Governor’s Scholarship Program, which awards students up to $5,000 to help them afford school. And that they’ve done: in the last few years alone the state has awarded over $42 million to students in financial need.

Connecticut may be small, but it can boast a broad array of colleges and universities that offer educational opportunities for all kinds of students,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “And with their scholarship and loan forgiveness programs, the state has made a conscious effort to foster a high-class academic environment.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at institutional excellence along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings. The figures and information come from the university and colleges’ websites, PayScale, U.S. News & World Report, and The National Center for Education Statistics.

The ranking for the 20 Best Colleges in Connecticut finds Yale University in the top spot. Wesleyan University is in second, and University of Connecticut rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Central Connecticut State University

Connecticut College

Eastern Connecticut State University

Fairfield University

Quinnipiac University

Sacred Heart University

Southern Connecticut State University

Trinity College

United States Coast Guard Academy

University of Bridgeport

University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut-Avery Point

University of ConnecticutStamford

University of ConnecticutWaterbury

University of Hartford

University of New Haven

University of Saint Joseph

Wesleyan University

Western Connecticut State University

Yale University

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
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