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Connecticut Schools

In the state of Connecticut, academia is a thriving field. Below are statistics, charts and analysis on trends in the academic community in Connecticut.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Connecticut By Profession

342 322 288 262
308 336 388 450
1,684 1,715 1,791 1,789
1,714 1,754 1,794 1,828
2,516 2,606 2,666 2,605
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

There are 115 colleges and universities in Connecticut. In 2006 there were 6,564 higher education faculty at these institutions. In 2009 there were 6,934 higher education faculty at these institutions.

Thus, there has been a 6% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Connecticut

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In Connecticut, on average, higher education faculty make $65,553 per year, which is more than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. In Connecticut, there is a 14% difference in salaries for male and female faculty. Male faculty earn more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Connecticut

No data at this time.

Of Connecticut's 6,137 higher education faculty members, 56% have tenure and 21% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Connecticut by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Connecticut Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 0% 9.9% 9.9%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Connecticut
  • Light Blue: National

In Connecticut the number of full-time faculty in the state has grown by 10%. Similarly from 2006 to 2009, the number of part-time faculty has also increased by 12%. Thus, working full-time is becoming less popular in Connecticut.

National Vs. Connecticut Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 0% 12.36% 12.36%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Connecticut
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Connecticut

No data at this time.

Part time faculty minorities in Connecticut

No data at this time.

National Vs. Connecticut Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Connecticut
  • Yellow: National

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Connecticut by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Connecticut by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Connecticut Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 0% 9.08% 9.08%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Connecticut
  • Light Blue: National

National trends are inconsistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Connecticut Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 0% 13.52% 13.52%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Connecticut
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Connecticut Faculty employment by Gender

National Connecticut
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 45%
Women 55%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Connecticut


As the number of higher education faculty in Connecticut has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

There are currently 170,281 undergraduate students in the state and 35,469 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Connecticut

4747 4594 4600 5419 5455
16558 16844 18035 17463 17908
704 773 739 1606 1768
8588 8104 8405 8905 8084
7710 7673 8563 7424 9722
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Connecticut


In 2009, 12,533 students graduated from colleges and universities in Connecticut. Approximately 23% of these students graduated from masters and doctoral degree programs. Another 42% graduated from bachelors-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Connecticut


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Connecticut.

Retention rates in Connecticut

Returning Students 65%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Connecticut state, 65 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 49 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. National trends are consistent with this. At a national level, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Connecticut

Graduation Students 49%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Connecticut Students By Gender

National Connecticut
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 42%
Women 58%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Connecticut, the student population is not very diverse. Of the 205,750 students studying in Connecticut's institutions of higher learning, 58% are female, and 24% are from an ethnic or racial minority. In the US, as a whole, 58% of the student population is female. And approximately 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority.

National Vs. Connecticut Students Minorities

National Connecticut
Minorities 29%
Minorities 24%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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  1. Connecticut Business Schools68,024 Employed
  2. Connecticut Engineering Schools47,901 Employed
  3. Connecticut Teaching Schools36,359 Employed
  4. Connecticut Biology Schools34,181 Employed
  5. Connecticut Art Schools29,296 Employed
  6. Connecticut Liberal Arts Schools26,575 Employed
  7. Connecticut Law Schools25,474 Employed
  8. Connecticut Psychology Schools24,091 Employed
  9. Connecticut Math Schools20,981 Employed
  10. Connecticut Music Schools20,271 Employed
  11. Connecticut Nursing Schools19,875 Employed
  12. Connecticut Information Systems Schools17,405 Employed
  13. Connecticut Educational Leadership Schools16,518 Employed
  14. Connecticut Health Science Schools15,830 Employed
  15. Connecticut English Schools15,263 Employed
  16. Connecticut Business Administration Schools14,630 Employed
  17. Connecticut Information Technology Schools14,144 Employed
  18. Connecticut Physics Schools13,340 Employed
  19. Connecticut Management Schools13,120 Employed
  20. Connecticut Finance Schools12,075 Employed
  21. Connecticut Public Health Schools11,316 Employed
  22. Connecticut Political Science Schools11,091 Employed
  23. Connecticut Counseling Schools10,573 Employed
  24. Connecticut Chemistry Schools10,460 Employed
  25. Connecticut Theology Schools10,108 Employed
  26. Connecticut History Schools10,081 Employed
  27. Connecticut Communications Schools9,815 Employed
  28. Connecticut MBA Schools9,432 Employed
  29. Connecticut Accounting Schools9,410 Employed
  30. Connecticut BSN Schools9,332 Employed
  31. Connecticut Forensic Nursing Schools9,332 Employed
  32. Connecticut RN to BSN Schools9,332 Employed
  33. Connecticut Design Schools9,269 Employed
  34. Connecticut Sociology Schools8,917 Employed
  35. Connecticut Criminal Justice Schools8,810 Employed
  36. Connecticut Mechanical Engineering Schools8,012 Employed
  37. Connecticut Architecture Schools7,542 Employed
  38. Connecticut International Business Schools7,399 Employed
  39. Connecticut Nutrition Schools7,192 Employed
  40. Connecticut Marketing Schools6,915 Employed
  41. Connecticut Computer Engineering Schools6,344 Employed
  42. Connecticut Social Work Schools6,238 Employed
  43. Connecticut Biomedical Engineering Schools6,139 Employed
  44. Connecticut Elementary Education Schools6,042 Employed
  45. Connecticut Biochemistry Schools5,881 Employed
  46. Connecticut Human Services Schools5,872 Employed
  47. Connecticut Computer Science Schools5,707 Employed
  48. Connecticut Human Resources Schools5,669 Employed
  49. Connecticut Special Education Schools5,474 Employed
  50. Connecticut Visual Communications Schools4,987 Employed
  51. Connecticut Veterinary Schools4,610 Employed
  52. Connecticut Public Administration Schools4,505 Employed
  53. Connecticut Healthcare Administration Schools4,480 Employed
  54. Connecticut Civil Engineering Schools4,284 Employed
  55. Connecticut Sports Medicine Schools3,955 Employed
  56. Connecticut Film Schools3,906 Employed
  57. Connecticut Video Production Schools3,881 Employed
  58. Connecticut Speech Therapy Schools3,604 Employed
  59. Connecticut Property Management Schools3,518 Employed
  60. Connecticut Journalism Schools3,461 Employed
  61. Connecticut Risk Management Schools3,381 Employed
  62. Connecticut Gerontology Schools3,283 Employed
  63. Connecticut Radiology Technology Schools3,267 Employed
  64. Connecticut Organizational Psychology Schools3,241 Employed
  65. Connecticut Business Management Schools3,227 Employed
  66. Connecticut School Psychology Schools3,152 Employed
  67. Connecticut Physical Therapy Schools2,975 Employed
  68. Connecticut Early Childhood Education Schools2,860 Employed
  69. Connecticut Physician Assistant Schools2,805 Employed
  70. Connecticut Mental Health Schools2,600 Employed
  71. Connecticut Homeland Security Schools2,381 Employed
  72. Connecticut Fire Science Schools2,176 Employed
  73. Connecticut Drafting Schools2,123 Employed
  74. Connecticut Advertising Schools2,115 Employed
  75. Connecticut Public Relations Schools2,115 Employed
  76. Connecticut Ministry Schools1,967 Employed
  77. Connecticut Forestry Schools1,932 Employed
  78. Connecticut Paralegal Schools1,928 Employed
  79. Connecticut Respiratory Therapy Schools1,888 Employed
  80. Connecticut Hospitality Schools1,874 Employed
  81. Connecticut Hotel Management Schools1,858 Employed
  82. Connecticut Occupational Therapy Schools1,813 Employed
  83. Connecticut Creative Writing Schools1,744 Employed
  84. Connecticut Electrical Engineering Schools1,722 Employed
  85. Connecticut Computer Programming Schools1,677 Employed
  86. Connecticut Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,666 Employed
  87. Connecticut Graphic Design Schools1,651 Employed
  88. Connecticut Small Business Schools1,322 Employed
  89. Connecticut Construction Management Schools1,007 Employed
  90. Connecticut X Ray Technician Schools916 Employed
  91. Connecticut Web Design Schools914 Employed
  92. Connecticut Sports Management Schools909 Employed
  93. Connecticut Dental Hygienist Schools908 Employed
  94. Connecticut Fashion Schools789 Employed
  95. Connecticut Fashion Marketing Schools789 Employed
  96. Connecticut Fashion Merchandising Schools789 Employed
  97. Connecticut Criminology Schools779 Employed
  98. Connecticut Supply Chain Management Schools779 Employed
  99. Connecticut Computer Networking Schools760 Employed
  100. Connecticut Interior Design Schools690 Employed
  101. Connecticut Clinical Psychology Schools601 Employed
  102. Connecticut Health Information Schools574 Employed
  103. Connecticut Culinary Schools476 Employed
  104. Connecticut Software Engineering Schools423 Employed
  105. Connecticut Surgical Technology Schools407 Employed
  106. Connecticut Sonography Schools390 Employed
  107. Connecticut Ultrasound Technology Schools390 Employed
  108. Connecticut Forensic Science Schools385 Employed
  109. Connecticut Forensic Psychology Schools385 Employed
  110. Connecticut Industrial Design Schools319 Employed
  111. Connecticut Medical Billing Schools281 Employed
  112. Connecticut Animation Schools86 Employed
  113. Connecticut Computer Animation Schools86 Employed
  114. Connecticut Video Game Design Schools86 Employed
  115. Connecticut Christian Counseling Schools35 Employed
  116. Connecticut Medical Coding Schools17 Employed
  117. Connecticut Web Development Schools13 Employed

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