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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Connecticut

Around 3.1% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,577 nurses graduate from Connecticut's 34 nursing schools.

Top Schools

Yale University, which is located in New Haven, is the top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 2nd in the country in 2010. 193 students graduated with a degree in nursing from Yale University in 2010. Students at Yale University paid $38,300 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut with a nursing program is University of Connecticut, which is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. In 2010, University of Connecticut graduated 165 students from its nursing program. 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 nursing program. It is located in Fairfield. In 2010, 147 students graduated from Fairfield University nursing program. Fairfield University charged in-state students $39,040 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Connecticut nursing school, average tuition will be $10,487 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,386 per year to $39,040 per year. The Connecticut nursing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 following Connecticut nursing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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. Northwestern Connecticut Community College - located in Winsted, students are charged $3,406 per year

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

nursing graduates in Connecticut can go into a variety of professions such as licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. Connecticut had 72,540 nurses in 2010. 35,310 of these nurses were registered nurses, 8,650 were licensed practical nurses, and 180 were family nurse practitioners. The Connecticut counties with the largest populations of nurse are:

  1. Hartford County - 25,680 nurses
  2. Fairfield County - 18,850 nurses
  3. Middlesex County - 15,170 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of nurses in the state of Connecticut will grow to 84,870. This would require a 7% growth in the field.


On average, nurses earn a salary of $71,920 per year in Connecticut state. However, Connecticut nurse earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,890 per year to more than $144,650 per year in 2010. The following counties in Connecticut have the highest average salaries for nurses:

  1. Hartford County - $76,288 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $71,632 per year
  3. New London County - $65,723 per year

On average, nurses earn the least in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Windham County - $58,453 per year
  2. Litchfield County - $62,836 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $63,369 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Connecticut were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $107,380 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $94,490 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $73,860 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $53,280 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $30,590 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 LPN.

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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 35,310 $73,860 3.5%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 23,700 $30,590 -0.1%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 8,650 $53,280 4.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,700 $107,380 37.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 180 $94,490 -81.4%

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