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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Connecticut

Each year, approximately 1.6% of Connecticut graduates receive degrees in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 1,321 registered nurses graduate from Connecticut's 20 RN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a RN program is Yale University, which is located in New Haven. In 2010, it was ranked 2nd nationwide. 2 students graduated with a degree in RN from Yale University in 2010. The tuition rate at Yale University was $38,300 per year.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a RN program is University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Storrs Mansfield. 125 students graduated with degree in RN from University of Connecticut in 2010. Students at University of Connecticut paid $10,416 per year in tuition fees.

Fairfield University, which was ranked 19th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a RN program. It is located in Fairfield. In 2010, Fairfield University graduated 133 students from its RN programs. Fairfield University charged in-state students $39,040 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Connecticut's RN schools ranges from $39,040 per year to $3,386 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,090 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, students are charged $38,300 per year
  3. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year

The RN schools in Connecticut that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Norwalk Community College - located in Norwalk, students are charged $3,386 per year
  2. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  3. Housatonic Community College - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $3,406 per year

A RN degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Connecticut go on to work as a registered nurse. Connecticut had 35,310 registered nurses in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Connecticut registered nurses:

  1. Hartford County - 12,990 registered nurses
  2. Fairfield County - 8,760 registered nurses
  3. Middlesex County - 7,670 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 42,050 registered nurses will be working in Connecticut state. This would require the number of registered nurses to grow by 14%.


On average, a registered nurse earns a salary of $73,860 per year in Connecticut state. In 2010, however, some Connecticut registered nurses earned as little as less than $47,350 per year or as much as more than $119,070 per year. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for a registered nurse are:

  1. Middlesex County - $76,180 per year
  2. Hartford County - $74,570 per year
  3. Windham County - $73,990 per year

The Connecticut counties with the lowest average salary for registered nurses are:

  1. Litchfield County - $68,000 per year
  2. New London County - $72,550 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $73,650 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Connecticut
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Connecticut
  • Certificate in Nursing in Connecticut

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,316 miles from location University of Connecticut Storrs Mansfield CT 81.1342 29% 25,029
5,341 miles from location Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT 61.3421 35% 12,461
5,345 miles from location Southern Connecticut State University New Haven CT 26.7526 31% 11,815
5,344 miles from location Yale University New Haven CT 98.1624 68% 11,593
5,343 miles from location Quinnipiac University Hamden CT 68.9993 17% 7,758
5,340 miles from location University of Hartford W Hartford CT 29.8145 15% 7,212
5,343 miles from location Gateway Community College New Haven CT 8.87725 n/a 6,847
5,354 miles from location Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury CT 8.54755 n/a 6,725
5,368 miles from location Norwalk Community College Norwalk CT 9.78902 n/a 6,685
5,371 miles from location Western Connecticut State University Danbury CT 56.3583 39% 6,617
5,358 miles from location Sacred Heart University Bridgeport CT 30.6854 20% 6,023
5,355 miles from location Housatonic Community College Bridgeport CT 7.60466 n/a 5,609
5,358 miles from location Fairfield University Fairfield CT 72.6181 17% 5,074
5,305 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Norwich CT 9.14921 n/a 4,561
5,337 miles from location Capital Community College Hartford CT 7.14867 n/a 4,280
5,334 miles from location Goodwin College East Hartford CT 13.58 n/a 2,083
5,340 miles from location Saint Joseph College W Hartford CT 22.9571 19% 1,935
5,359 miles from location Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted CT 8.5783 n/a 1,711
5,356 miles from location St Vincent's College Bridgeport CT 22.0815 82% 531
5,354 miles from location Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Bridgeport CT 36.5016 n/a 151

Curious what studying RN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Connecticut

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses + 35,310 $73,860 3.5%

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