Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut


Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University is a public, four or more years institution located in Danbury, Connecticut. The campus is situated in a small city area and is home to 4,982 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Western Connecticut State University?

Admission into Western Connecticut State University is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 76%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 69% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 81%.

How much does it cost to attend Western Connecticut State University?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Western Connecticut State University for an academic year is $11,344 (in-state) / $24,304 (out-of-state). Including the cost of living of $17,002 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $11,344 (in-state) / $24,304 (out-of-state) to $28,346 (in-state) / $41,306 (out-of-state) for an academic year. 85% of undergraduate students at Western Connecticut State University receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $18,110.

What degrees are offered at Western Connecticut State University?

The degrees offered at Western Connecticut State University include "associate's degree", "bachelor's degree", "postbaccalaureate certificate", "master's degree" and "post-master's certificate".

What are the popular majors at Western Connecticut State University?

The most popular programs/majors at Western Connecticut State University include "Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin", "Psychology, General"" and "Criminal Justice and Corrections".

What is the graduation rate at Western Connecticut State University?

The graduation rate at Western Connecticut State University is 52%.

What is the debt of graduating Western Connecticut State University students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Western Connecticut State University students is $16,025 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $50,400.

Overview

College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio

12

Awards Offered

Associate's degree

Bachelor's degree

Postbaccalaureate certificate

Master's degree

Post-master's certificate

City

Danbury

College Type

Public

Campus Housing

Yes

Location Setting

Small City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid

$5,439

General

Address

181 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826

College Website

www.wcsu.edu

Phone

(203) 837-8200

Online Application Website

www.wcsu.edu/admissions/application/

Financial Aid Website

www.wcsu.edu/finaid/

Admissions

Western Connecticut State University has an acceptance rate of 76%. The acceptance rate of 76% implies that for every 100 students that applied 76 students got accepted. 5,388 students appied to Western Connecticut State University. 76% of the students that applied got accepted, and 21% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

5,388

Acceptance Rate

76%

Application Fee$50
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Costs to Attend

The cost for in-state undergraduate students to attend Western Connecticut State University for an academic year can be broken down into $5,924 for tuition, $5,420 for fees, $1,300 for books and supplies, $13,452 for room and board and $2,250 for other expenses.

In-State Tuition and Fees

$11,344
In-state tuition$5,924
In-state fees$5,420
Books and supplies$1,300
Room and board$13,452
Other expenses$2,250

The cost for out-of-state undergraduate students to attend Western Connecticut State University for an academic year can be broken down into $17,726 for tuition, $6,578 for fees, $1,300 for books and supplies, $13,452 for room and board and $2,250 for other expenses.

Out-of-State Tution and Fees

$24,304
Out-of-state tuition$17,726
Out-of-state fees$6,578
Books and supplies$1,300
Room and board$13,452
Other expenses$2,250
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Students

Western Connecticut State University has 4,982 undergradute students. 47% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 53% female.

Undergradute Enrollment

4,982

Enrollment by gender

47%

47% men

53%

53% women

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Academics

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Western Connecticut State University is 52%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 48% compared to 56% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Western Connecticut State University is 74%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

52%

Graduation Rate by Gender

48%

48% men

56%

56% women

Retention Rate

74%
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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Connecticut State University is $50,400 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $28,600 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $65,000.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years

$50,400

Earnings Range After 10 Years

$28,600 - $65,000

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years

78%

The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Connecticut State University is 92% compared to 8% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status

92%

92% percent_working

8%

8% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Western Connecticut State University include "Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin" with 95 graduates followed by "Psychology, General" with 90 graduates, "Criminal Justice and Corrections" with 85 graduates, "Business Administration, Management and Operations" with 77 graduates and "Communication and Media Studies" with 72 graduates.

Program/MajorGraduates
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin95
Psychology, General90
Criminal Justice and Corrections85
Business Administration, Management and Operations77
Communication and Media Studies72

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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