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East Hartford, Connecticut (CT) Colleges and Universities

While there are only two schools in East Hartford, there are 41 schools located within a 25-mile radius. Learn about the top schools in several categories, including lowest net price and highest graduation rate, to find the school for you.

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Students have several types of schools to choose from in the area immediately around East Hartford, including public community colleges and several non-profit private schools. We have taken information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to examine some of the more traditional schools in four different areas.

Closest Schools to East Hartford, Connecticut

The East Hartford area has a few schools located within a radius of a few miles, including community colleges, 4-year colleges and a graduate school. According to the NCES, the following schools, offering undergraduates a variety of programs, have the closest campuses to downtown East Hartford:

  • Goodwin College (2 miles)
  • Capital Community College (2.8 miles)
  • Trinity College (4.2 miles)
  • Manchester Community College (5 miles)
  • University of Hartford (6.7 miles)

Largest Schools Near East Hartford, Connecticut

Students who value the size of a particular school in making their final decision have a variety of options to choose from in the East Hartford area, with student bodies ranging from a few thousand to over 25,000. The largest schools near East Hartford are predominantly 4-year public and private institutions, but one is a 2-year school.

  • University of Connecticut (27,043 students)
  • Central Connecticut State University (12,086 students)
  • University of Hartford (6,912 students)
  • Manchester Community College (6,891 students)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (5,261 students)

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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 NCES net price can be understood as the average amount of financial aid received by full-time undergrads subtracted from the average cost of attendance. Schools near East Hartford with the lowest net prices for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • Manchester Community College ($3,981)
  • Middlesex Community College ($4,437)
  • Asnuntuck Community College ($6,569)
  • Tunxis Community College ($6,582)
  • Capital Community College ($9,934)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES calculates a school's graduation rate by looking at the percentage of that school's full-time undergrads who complete their degree programs no later than 150% of the standard length of time for that degree. Most of the schools near East Hartford with the highest graduations rates in 2015 offer both undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Wesleyan University (94% graduation rate)
  • Trinity College (86% graduation rate)
  • University of Connecticut (83% graduation rate)
  • Central Connecticut State University (57% graduation rate)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (56% graduation rate)

Looking at factors such as school location, student population, net price and graduation rates can be extremely helpful when trying to narrow down the list of schools to apply to in an area such as East Hartford, Connecticut.

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