Norwalk, Connecticut (CT) Colleges and Universities

There are 22 institutions within a 25-mile radius of Norwalk, Connecticut. Check out information on their locations, student bodies, net prices, and graduation rates in order to make an informed decision about your education.

Norwalk, Connecticut, offers a variety of colleges and universities for interested students. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, let's take a closer look in four categories, beginning with which traditional (non-specialty) colleges and universities are most convenient to Norwalk.

Closest Schools to Norwalk, Connecticut

One traditional school, a community college, is right in the city of Norwalk, with another community college and three universities within a short commute. If you don't want to travel far, these five schools are the closest.

  • Norwalk Community College (2.3 miles from downtown)
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford (7.2 miles from downtown)
  • Fairfield University (9.5 miles from downtown)
  • Sacred Heart University (11.4 miles from downtown)
  • Housatonic Community College (13.2 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Norwalk, Connecticut

Larger schools may offer students a greater variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The five largest schools in the Norwalk area are mid-size institutions.

  • Sacred Heart University (8,235 students)
  • Norwalk Community College (6,054 students)
  • Western Connecticut State University (5,826 students)
  • University of Bridgeport (5,433 students)
  • Housatonic Community College (5,369 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

The NCES calculates the average net price of a school by determining the total annual cost for full-time undergraduate students and then subtracting the average amount of financial aid awarded. Based on NCES figures for the 2014-2015 school year, the following five schools were the most affordable institutions in the Norwalk area.

  • Housatonic Community College ($4,759 per year)
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford ($6,915 per year)
  • Norwalk Community College ($7,248 per year)
  • Western Connecticut State University ($16,926 per year)
  • University of Bridgeport ($24,530)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

Overall graduation rate refers to the number of full-time undergraduate students who graduated within 150% of 'normal' program time. A high graduation rate can indicate student success at a particular institution. According to NCES, these Norwalk-area schools had the highest graduation rates.

  • Fairfield University (82%)
  • Sacred Heart University (64%)
  • University of Connecticut-Stamford (57%)
  • Western Connecticut State University (50%)
  • University of Bridgeport (34%)

In conclusion, when you're trying to make a college decision, it can help to look at NCES data for the schools in and around Norwalk.


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