University of Connecticut

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,672
4.27% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,985
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.967%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
54.5%
40,894 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
27,003
88.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
83.2%
3,143 Graduates

About

University of Connecticut is a higher education institution located in null. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Connecticut were General Psychology (408 degrees awarded), General Economics (396 degrees), and Registered Nursing (238 degrees).

In 2022, 8,782 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Connecticut. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,847 degrees), 4.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,044 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Connecticut is $15,672, which is $−14,478 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Connecticut is $15,672, which is $−14,478 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,985.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending University of Connecticut received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,672
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Connecticut was $15,672. The cost of tuition at University of Connecticut is $−14,478 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$23,985
2022 Value
8.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Connecticut had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,985. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Connecticut grew by 8.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,009
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Connecticut was of $14,009 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.66% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Connecticut received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.6% with respect to 2021, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.967%
2019 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Connecticut was 0.967%, which represents 51 out of the 5273 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Connecticut received 40,894 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.3% annual growth. Out of those 40,894 applicants, 22,293 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.5% acceptance rate.

There were 27,003 students enrolled at University of Connecticut in 2022. 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Connecticut has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
22,293
Accepted Out of 40,894

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Connecticut was 54.5% (22,293 admissions from 40,894 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 55.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.3%, while admissions grew by 9.1%..

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,798
Scores Submitted (2022)

44% of enrolled first-time students at University of Connecticut in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Connecticut had a total enrollment of 27,003 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Connecticut is 23,869 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,134. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at University of Connecticut are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Connecticut, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.8% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 6.63% Black or African American, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0296% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Connecticut in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Connecticut in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,003 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Connecticut is 23,869 and the part-time enrollment is 3,134. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at University of Connecticut are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Connecticut was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Connecticut had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    13,721 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,512 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    3,074 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Connecticut is 50.8% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Asian, 6.63% Black or African American, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0296% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 392 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,136 more women than men received degrees from University of Connecticut. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Connecticut is white (4,847 degrees awarded). There were 4.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1044 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Connecticut is General Psychology (408 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (396 degrees) and Registered Nursing (238 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Connecticut, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (333 degrees awarded), Engineering (871 degrees), and Social Sciences (829 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Other managers (632,212 people), Software developers (543,082 people), Physicians (451,877 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (386,460 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (362,195 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut in 2022 are Math & Statistics (333 degrees awarded), Engineering (871 degrees), Social Sciences (829 degrees), Biology (659 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (332 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (333 degrees awarded), Engineering (871 degrees), Social Sciences (829 degrees), Biology (659 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (332 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Computer Systems Design (700,548 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (697,080 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (671,916 people), Elementary & secondary schools (612,759 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (492,151 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Connecticut are Math & Statistics (333 degrees awarded), Engineering (871 degrees), Social Sciences (829 degrees), Biology (659 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (332 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Connecticut.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 408 degrees awarded
  2. 396 degrees awarded
  3. 238 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Connecticut was General Psychology with 408 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,823
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,959
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,823 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut, which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,959).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 292 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut in General Economics, which is 2.54 times more than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 297 degrees were awarded to men at University of Connecticut in General Psychology, which is 2.68 times more than the 111 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 73% of students graduating from University of Connecticut completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Connecticut is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.29% of graduates (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,847 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,044 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    912 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Connecticut is white (4,847 degrees awarded). There were 4.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1044 degrees).

1.82% of degree recipients (160 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,688 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,159 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    643 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Connecticut is white female (2,688 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2159 degrees).

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Operations

University of Connecticut has an endowment valued at nearly $584M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−0.305%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Connecticut had a total salary expenditure of 3.2B. University of Connecticut employs 532 Assistant professors, 504 Professors and 488 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Connecticut are Male Professor (320), Female Assistant professor (301), and Male Associate professor (284).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Connecticut are: Office and Administrative Support, with 2,076 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 780 employees, and Service with 635 employees.

Endowment

$584M
2022 Endowment
0.974%
decline from 2021

University of Connecticut has an endowment valued at about $584M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Connecticut declined 0.974% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $211M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $243M - Federal
  2. $25.8M - State
  3. $468k - Local

As of 2022, University of Connecticut received $243M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.8M from state grants and contracts, and $468k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.13B
2022 Salaries
8.96%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Connecticut paid a median of $1.13B in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.2B) and a 8.96% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$207M
Instructional Salaries
1,617
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Connecticut paid a total of $207M to 1,617 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
532 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2,076 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Connecticut were Assistant professor with 532 employees, Professor with 504 employees, and Associate professor with 488 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Connecticut were Office and Administrative Support with 2,076 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 780 employees, and Service with 635 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Connecticut was Male Professor with 320 employees, Female Assistant professor with 301 employees, and Male Associate professor with 284 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Connecticut.

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