EUGENE, Ore., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017.
The state of Connecticut is committed to educational advancement and access, and has proven this commitment in many tangible ways. Perhaps most notable is the Governor's Scholarship Program, which awards students up to $5,000 to help them afford school. And that they've done: in the last few years alone the state has awarded over $42 million to students in financial need.
"Connecticut may be small, but it can boast a broad array of colleges and universities that offer educational opportunities for all kinds of students," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "And with their scholarship and loan forgiveness programs, the state has made a conscious effort to foster a high-class academic environment."
College Choice developed its list by looking at institutional excellence along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings. The figures and information come from the university and colleges' websites, PayScale, U.S. News & World Report, and The National Center for Education Statistics.
The ranking for the 20 Best Colleges in Connecticut finds Yale University in the top spot. Wesleyan University is in second, and University of Connecticut rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
United States Coast Guard Academy
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut-Avery Point
University of Connecticut-Stamford
University of Connecticut-Waterbury
University of Hartford
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
Western Connecticut State University
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice