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Schools Offering Education Programs in Connecticut

Approximately 2.7% of graduates in of Connecticut receive education degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,237 education professionals graduate from Connecticut's 27 education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a education program is Wesleyan University, which is located in Middletown. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. no students graduated with a degree in education from Wesleyan University in 2010. Students at Wesleyan University paid $42,084 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a education program is University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, 145 students graduated from University of Connecticut education program. Tuition at University of Connecticut was $10,416 per year.

Trinity College, which is located in Hartford, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a education program. It received a ranking of 23rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Trinity College graduated 7 students from its education programs. Tuition at Trinity College was $42,420 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Connecticut's education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $17,258 per year, though tuition can range from $42,420 per year to $3,386 per year. In 2010, the following Connecticut education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Trinity College - located in Hartford, students are charged $42,420 per year
  2. Wesleyan University - located in Middletown, students are charged $42,084 per year
  3. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year

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

  1. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  2. Quinebaug Valley Community College - located in Danielson, students are charged $3,406 per year
  3. Tunxis Community College - located in Farmington, students are charged $3,406 per year

An education degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

Many Connecticut education graduates become a postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and computer science teacher. Connecticut had 39,310 education professionals in 2010. 1,490 of these education professionals were instructional coordinators, 1,210 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 1,670 were postsecondary teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Connecticut education professionals:

  1. Hartford County - 10,920 education professionals
  2. Fairfield County - 10,140 education professionals
  3. Middlesex County - 7,310 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 37,970 education professionals will be working in Connecticut. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 14%.


On average, education professionals earn $72,755 per year. In 2010, however, some Connecticut education professional earned as little as less than $20,460 per year or as much as more than $151,430 per year. On average education professional earn the most in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Fairfield County - $71,264 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $69,945 per year
  3. Litchfield County - $67,801 per year

The following counties in Connecticut have the lowest average salaries for education professional:

  1. Windham County - $54,725 per year
  2. New London County - $57,124 per year
  3. Hartford County - $66,889 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Business Teacher - $128,010 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $95,340 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $77,840 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $50,530 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $45,870 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary n/a $77,840
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 17,770 $66,500 -15.4%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 10,570 $68,420 -5.8%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,810 $128,010 123.5%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,800 $62,190 -9.1%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,670 $59,520
Instructional Coordinators 1,490 $75,790 53.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,210 $45,870 47.6%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 960 $72,110 41.2%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 790 $50,530 -44.8%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 760 $74,780 52.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 260 $95,340
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 220 $68,910 -4.3%

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