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)
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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.