Hamden, Connecticut (CT) Colleges and Universities

There are fifty-one schools within a 25-mile radius of Hamden, CT. Explore the different traditional schools in several categories, including lowest net price and highest graduation rates, to find the school for you.

The Hamden, CT, area is home to a number of colleges and universities, including an Ivy League university, a community college and a state university. Based on information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we take a closer look at the traditional schools in the area.

Closest Schools to Hamden, Connecticut

The schools closest to Hamden are either 4-year institutions or less than 2-year schools. The majority of these schools are private institutions, with only a couple public schools mixed in the area near downtown.

  • Albertus Magnus College (located downtown)
  • Yale University (1.2 miles from downtown)
  • Gateway Community College (1.5 miles from downtown)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (1.5 miles from downtown)
  • University of New Haven (4.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Hamden, Connecticut

The largest schools in the area are almost entirely 4-year universities, but there is a large 2-year community college as well. Almost all of the larger institutions offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • Yale University (12,385 students)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (10,473 students)
  • Quinnipiac University (9,654 students)
  • Sacred Heart University (8,235 students)
  • Gateway Community College (7,980 students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates schools' net prices by subtracting the average amount of financial aid awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending a school from the total cost to attend the school. It most recently calculated these numbers for the 2014-2015 school year. The traditional schools near Hamden with some of the lowest net prices during this school year were community colleges.

  • Middlesex Community College ($4,437)
  • Housatonic Community College ($4,759)
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College ($6,196)
  • University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus ($6,442)
  • Gateway Community College ($6,647)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES determines a school's overall graduation rate by calculating the number of undergraduate, full-time students who complete their programs within 150% of the normal time. An example of 150% of normal time is six years for a bachelor's degree program. The traditional school near Hamden with the highest graduation rate is Yale University, which has a rate just bordering 100% (97% graduation rate) for 2015.

  • Wesleyan University (94% graduation rate)
  • Fairfield University (82% graduation rate)
  • Quinnipiac University (76% graduation rate)
  • Sacred Heart University (64% graduation rate)
  • Albertus Magnus College (61% graduation rate)

The Hamden, CT, area offers students a wide range of traditional public and private schools to choose from that differ in graduation rates, prices, sizes, and locations.

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