Political Science Schools In Connecticut

Connecticut has 16 accredited political science schools where political science faculty who teach political science classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the political science academic community in Connecticut, and the future trends in political science training at the following levels:

  • Political Science Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Albertus Magnus College

    700 Prospect St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1189

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  2. Central Connecticut State University

    1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut 06050

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  3. Connecticut College

    270 Mohegan Ave, New London, Connecticut 06320

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  4. University of Connecticut

    Storrs, Connecticut 06269

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Eastern Connecticut State University

    83 Windham St, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226

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  6. Fairfield University

    1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195

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  7. University of Hartford

    200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

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  8. University of New Haven

    300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516

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  9. Quinnipiac University

    Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, Connecticut 06518

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  10. Sacred Heart University

    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825-1000

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  11. Southern Connecticut State University

    501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355

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  12. Trinity College

    300 Summit St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-3100

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  13. United States Coast Guard Academy

    15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320-4195

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  14. Wesleyan University

    237 High St, Middletown, Connecticut 06459

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  15. Western Connecticut State University

    181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826

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  16. Yale University

    New Haven, Connecticut 06520

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Political Science Employment

Connecticut 320
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Connecticut.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Connecticut

170 210 230 280 320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, the field of political science is growing. In 2010 there were 150 more political science professionals working in Connecticut than there were in 2006. Thus, in Connecticut, this field has grown by 88% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of political science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$76,460 $75,880 $79,990 $80,350 $77,730
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Connecticut, as the number of political science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by political science professionals are increasing. The mean salary for political science professionals in 2006 was $76,460 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $77,730 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Connecticut

10th percentile
$42,820
25th percentile
$54,230
50th percentile
$71,000
75th percentile
$93,500
90th percentile
$121,110

Thus, there was a 2% growth in political science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Connecticut, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of political science. The pay differential between the highest paid political science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 183%

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Communications
$52,908
International Business
$95,538
Political Science
$77,730
Public Administration
$98,385

In Connecticut, political science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Connecticut

associate
0
bachelor
17
master
5
doctor
2
Certificate
2
Total26

As the number of political science professionals is increasing in Connecticut state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited political science schools in Connecticut state is decreasing. In 2006, 932 students graduated from political science courses in Connecticut. And in 2010, 560 students graduated.

Thus there was a 40% percent decrease in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in Connecticut. A majority of these graduates, or 65%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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