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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Connecticut

Around 0.8% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from finance degree programs every year. Thus, Connecticut's 22 finance schools put out approximately 630 finance professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a finance program is University of Connecticut, which is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. 158 students graduated with a degree in finance from University of Connecticut in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Connecticut was $10,416 per year.

Fairfield University, which is located in Fairfield, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Fairfield University graduated 127 students from its finance program. Fairfield University charged in-state students $39,040 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a finance program is Quinnipiac University. Quinnipiac University, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in Hamden. In 2010, 78 students graduated from Quinnipiac University finance program. Quinnipiac University charged in-state students $34,250 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Connecticut's finance schools ranges from $39,040 per year to $3,386 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,852 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut finance schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year
  2. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year
  3. Sacred Heart University - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $31,440 per year

The finance schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Connecticut 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. Tunxis Community College - located in Farmington, students are charged $3,406 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs finance graduates in Connecticut pursue include auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. Connecticut had 39,410 finance professionals in 2010. 1,040 of these finance professionals were budget analysts, 14,880 were auditors, and were financial quantitative analysts. The Connecticut counties with the largest populations of finance professional are:

  1. Fairfield County - 18,980 finance professionals
  2. Hartford County - 13,920 finance professionals
  3. Middlesex County - 4,140 finance professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of finance professionals in the state of Connecticut will grow to 50,830. This would require a 6% growth in the field.


finance professionals in Connecticut make an average of $90,113 per year. However, this number is only an average. Finance professional in Connecticut had varying salaries from $23,710 to $164,480 per year in 2010. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for finance professionals are:

  1. Fairfield County - $93,833 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $84,390 per year
  3. Litchfield County - $81,262 per year

The Connecticut counties with the lowest average salary for finance professionals are:

  1. New London County - $64,345 per year
  2. Windham County - $75,940 per year
  3. Hartford County - $79,341 per year

On average, the highest paid finance professionals in Connecticut were:

  1. Sales Agent - $157,640 per year
  2. Branch Financial Manager - $111,860 per year
  3. Credit Analyst - $94,300 per year

On average, the lowest paid finance professionals in Connecticut were:

  1. Loan Officer - $72,180 per year
  2. Loan Counselor - $52,360 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in finance in Connecticut and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business management or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Finance in Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Finance in Connecticut

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Financial Specialists, All Other n/a $82,230
Accountants and Auditors 14,880 $73,250 -17.2%
Financial Managers 12,540 $111,860 26.4%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 6,890 $157,640 18.8%
Loan Officers 2,120 $72,180 -34.2%
Credit Analysts 1,100 $94,300 27.9%
Budget Analysts 1,040 $75,640 6.1%
Credit Counselors 380 $52,360 -44.9%
Financial Examiners 270 $92,700 22.7%
Economists 190 $88,970 -5.0%

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