History, Affiliations & Rankings
Connecticut State's oldest publicly funded university, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) was founded in 1849. CSSU has been accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education(NEASC-CIHE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET, American Chemical Society ACS, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE & Council on Rehabilitation Education CORE. The University is also a member of the Connecticut State University System, The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) & The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The US News College Rankings rates CSSU as #104 in Regional Universities North, #117 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, #31 in Top Public Schools, #129 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs & #428 in Business Programs
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
Situated in New Britain (Connecticut), CSSU has a modest 314-acre campus housing the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Education & Professional Studies — and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. With General Services like nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service & health insurance; the university also provides Counseling services, Campus safety and security services. The University offers 10 residence halls, housing 23 percent of students. CSSU has a strong academic emphasis and offers various courses in the fields of Arts/fine arts, Humanities, Computer literacy, Mathematics, English, Philosophy, Foreign languages, Sciences, History & Social science. The most popular Majors at CSSU are Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement University. CSSU has more than 65,000 active alumni with rich diverse backgrounds and careers such as distinguished novelists, path-breaking inventors, award-winning teachers, successful industrialists, medical doctors and corporate leaders. Notable alumni include Frances P. Mainella, Director of the National Park Service of the United States, American Politician and businessman John Barry Larson to name a few.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
CCSU has nearly 11,800 enrolled students. With 9,800 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, the demographics can further be broken down into Female-48% Males-52%. CCSU is richly diverse with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, International students accounting for 3% of the student population. CSSU Students have been placed at various prestigious brands. Eversource Energy, Wheeler Clinic, Inc., The Granite Group, US Electrical Services, The Institute of Professional Practice, Envision Pharma Group Technology Solutions, Adelbrook, Inc, The Arthur G. Russell Co., Mohegan Sun, Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home, Baumer LTD, are among a list of 70+ institutes/brands participating in placements each year.
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