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Danbury, Connecticut (CT) Colleges and Universities

Danbury, CT, and the 25-mile surrounding area is home to about 29 higher education institutions. Learn about the traditional schools in the Danbury area to determine which schools might be right for you.

From 4-year universities and community colleges to beauty schools and technical institutes, the Danbury, Connecticut, region has a number of options for aspiring college students. To benefit Danbury-area students intrigued by a traditional postsecondary education, we compare the traditional schools in the area using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Danbury, Connecticut

The closest schools to Danbury are a mix of less than 2-year specialty schools and 4-year institutions. Students wishing to attend school close to Danbury can earn certificates, associate's, and bachelor's degrees from several institutions, as well as master's or doctorate degrees at a few schools.

  • Western Connecticut State University (located downtown)
  • Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Danbury (located downtown)
  • Sacred Heart University (17.6 miles from downtown)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton (17.8 miles from downtown)
  • Fairfield University (18.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Danbury, Connecticut

Students near Danbury have several options of larger schools with greater than 1,000 students. Most of the largest schools near Danbury are public institutions, but there are some large private schools available, including the two largest schools in the area.

  • Sacred Heart University (8,235 students)
  • Post University (7,429 students)
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College (6,976 students)
  • Norwalk Community College (6,054 students)
  • Western Connecticut State University (5,826 students)

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  • Computer Sciences
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  • Education
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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

A school's net price is determined by taking the cost of attendance and then subtracting the average amount of financial aid offered by the government or institution for full-time undergraduates. The NCES reported that the net prices for all schools in the Danbury area (including specialty schools) ranged from about $2,000-$38,000 in 2014-2015.

  • Housatonic Community College ($4,759)
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College ($6,196)
  • University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus ($6,442)
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford ($6,915)
  • Norwalk Community College ($7,248)

Highest Graduation Rates

The graduation rates in the Danbury area were mostly 50% or greater for 2015, according to the NCES. These rates were based on full-time students who enrolled in a 4-year university in 2009 or in a 2-year school in 2012 and graduated within 150% of normal time (six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate's degree).

  • Fairfield University (82% graduation rate)
  • Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Danbury (67% graduation rate)
  • Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (66% graduation rate)
  • Sacred Heart University (64% graduation rate)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton (59% graduation rate)

Students can choose from several 2-year and 4-year schools near Danbury, CT, that differ in graduation rates, price, size, and location.


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