Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Connecticut for [year]

$19,386

Avg. Net Price

65%

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21%

Avg. Enrolled

64%

Avg. Graduation Rate

13/1

Avg. Student / Faculty

Psychology Degree Programs in Connecticut

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.

20

Number of Schools

In Connecticut, there are 20 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees

115

Number of Programs

With 20 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Connecticut is 115

3,436

Number of Graduates

The 115 psychology programs in Connecticut produced 3,436 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Connecticut

Connecticut Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (10) Psychology Programs in Connecticut

Yale University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 190
Average Cost to Attend: $82,170
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $2,807
Average Net Price: $20,605
Average Admitted: 5%
Average Enrolled: 71%
Average Graduation Rate: 97%
Student / Faculty: 6 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 42%
Connecticut Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #6

Wesleyan University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 148
Average Cost to Attend: $81,645
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,235
Average Net Price: $20,535
Average Admitted: 19%
Average Enrolled: 36%
Average Graduation Rate: 91%
Student / Faculty: 8 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 90%
Connecticut Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #52

University of Connecticut

2021 Psychology Graduates: 703
Average Cost to Attend: $32,270
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $13,291
Average Net Price: $22,168
Average Admitted: 56%
Average Enrolled: 18%
Average Graduation Rate: 83%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 60%
Connecticut Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #156

Trinity College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 64
Average Cost to Attend: $77,010
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,274
Average Net Price: $29,789
Average Admitted: 38%
Average Enrolled: 25%
Average Graduation Rate: 85%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 81%
Connecticut Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #126

Connecticut College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 44
Average Cost to Attend: $79,200
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,733
Average Net Price: $44,820
Average Admitted: 41%
Average Enrolled: 16%
Average Graduation Rate: 81%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 74%
Connecticut Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #490

Western Connecticut State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 197
Average Cost to Attend: $23,588
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,955
Average Net Price: $15,660
Average Admitted: 85%
Average Enrolled: 18%
Average Graduation Rate: 53%
Student / Faculty: 11 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 35%
Connecticut Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #696

Fairfield University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 175
Average Cost to Attend: $71,060
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,864
Average Net Price: $44,723
Average Admitted: 56%
Average Enrolled: 18%
Average Graduation Rate: 84%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 48%
Connecticut Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #481

Central Connecticut State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 224
Average Cost to Attend: $22,192
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $5,243
Average Net Price: $14,425
Average Admitted: 75%
Average Enrolled: 23%
Average Graduation Rate: 54%
Student / Faculty: 14 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 49%
Connecticut Ranking: #8
National Ranking: #689

Quinnipiac University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 126
Average Cost to Attend: $67,170
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $6,337
Average Net Price: $38,244
Average Admitted: 88%
Average Enrolled: 11%
Average Graduation Rate: 80%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 37%
Connecticut Ranking: #9
National Ranking: #602

University of Hartford

2021 Psychology Graduates: 173
Average Cost to Attend: $59,371
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $4,039
Average Net Price: $29,987
Average Admitted: 79%
Average Enrolled: 9%
Average Graduation Rate: 61%
Student / Faculty: 8 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 45%
Connecticut Ranking: #10
National Ranking: #948

Psychology Programs Offered in Connecticut

There are 115 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 20 different 4-year colleges, comprising 6 public and 14 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Connecticut produced 2,094 bachelor’s graduates, 1,021 master’s graduates and 137 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Connecticut.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Behavioral Neuroscience5452
Clinical Psychology1422
Cognitive Psychology183
Community Psychology15
Counseling and Applied Psychology2513828
Counseling Psychology182
Developmental Psychology2
Educational Psychology86
Experimental Psychology453517
General Psychology1,53923
Industrial Organizational Psychology52
Marriage and Family Therapy69
Medical Social Work11
Mental Health Counseling211
Personality Psychology55
Psychometrics Psychology2
Research Psychology1864733
School Psychology5333
Social Psychology4
Social Work25239215
Total Graduates2,0941,02174137
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Connecticut Schools

The types of academic credits available to Connecticut students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Connecticut

On average, Connecticut schools admitted 65% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 21% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Connecticut schools is 69%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Connecticut is 64%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Connecticut for highest graduation rate are Yale University (97%), Wesleyan University (91%), and Trinity College (85%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Connecticut are University of Connecticut (703), Southern Connecticut State University (347), and Sacred Heart University (245).

RegionConnecticutU.S.
Applied11,5028,766
Admitted65%73%
Enrolled21%26%
1st Year Return69%71%
Graduation64%56%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Connecticut

In the fall of 2021, Connecticut schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 69% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 30% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Connecticut schools offering psychology programs is 13:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Connecticut and the United States as a whole:

RegionConnecticutU.S.
Full-Time Instructional55%56%
Full-Time Research12%6%
Part-Time Instructional30%35%
Student Faculty Ratio13:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Connecticut

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Connecticut, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $6,162 to $61,449 per year, with an average of $29,152. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $800 and $1,600 annually, with an average of $1,167.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Connecticut are Charter Oak State College ($17,788), Central Connecticut State University ($22,192), and Southern Connecticut State University ($23,588). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the Wesleyan University ($81,645), Trinity College ($77,010), and Fairfield University ($71,060).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $7,500 and $61,449 per year, with an average of $16,697. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $20 to $6,142, with an average of $1,940.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Connecticut are Post University ($7,700), Charter Oak State College ($10,104), and Central Connecticut State University ($12,848). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are Wesleyan University ($61,469), Albertus Magnus College ($21,928), and University of Bridgeport ($21,686).

If you’re curious about how Connecticut schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsConnecticutU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$13,535$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,174$3,474
Total Living Expenses$16,709$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$29,152$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,167$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$47,028$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$16,697$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,940$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$18,637$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Connecticut

Average Net Price

In Connecticut, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Connecticut that offers psychology programs is $19,386. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

FinancialConnecticutU.S.
Cost to Attend$47,028$37,758
Average Financial Aid$16,000$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid90%90%
Net Price$19,386$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Connecticut universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,193$8,820
$30,001 – $48,000$9,722$8,987
$48,001 – $75,000$10,650$10,656
$75,001 – $110,000$13,015$11,884
$110,001 and more$15,521$14,933
US Department of Education

Additional Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs in Connecticut

Find information on each school’s ranking, number of graduates, net price, and graduation rate along with a link the school’s full [year] report.

RankSchool# of GraduatesNet PriceGraduation
#11Eastern Connecticut State University147$19,05457%
#12University of Saint Joseph170$26,32856%
#13Southern Connecticut State University347$18,49352%
#14Sacred Heart University245$43,90773%
#15Albertus Magnus College34$28,77460%
#16University of New Haven203$33,32366%
#17University of Bridgeport60$24,32444%
#18Charter Oak State College31$9,697%
#19Post University149$22,32822%
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Connecticut

We use annual surveys of 100,000 psychologists to compile data on salary, employment projections, cost-of-living adjustments, comparisons to related professions, salary based on years of experience, and rankings by city.