Quality Education

Next generation learning for the next generation of leaders.

A passion for raising educated, resourceful students.

From K-12 through college and graduate schools, education is a priority for Connecticut residents and businesses alike. We have a legacy of excellent public schools and offer a wide array of top private school choices, as well as 38 colleges and universities. We also have the nation’s only unified technical high school system—committed to developing a next generation of technology-savvy workers.

#5 Top-performing K-12 schools in the country.

As early as kindergarten, we’re integrating coding into all our K-12 classrooms, including the programs for our special needs students. In fact our legislators and educators make coding and computer science a statutory requirement for all K-12 curricula—and to provide teachers the support they need to integrate coding into everyday student life.

U.S. News & World Report, 2019.
1 in college readiness

Preparing students for what's next.

Connecticut’s high schools and college graduation rates are higher than average: about 90 percent of residents hold a high school diploma, and nearly 39 percent have at least a bachelor’s degree.

U.S. News & World Report, 2018.

Students want to study here.

Beyond our own well-prepared high school grads, our highly ranked colleges and universities also attract more than 12,000 international students from across the country and around the globe. This includes Yale University in the heart of New Haven, and UConn, with its main campus in Storrs and a downtown presence in both Stamford and Hartford.

A focus on advanced manufacturing.

Connecticut is home to over 4,000 manufacturing firms. To keep pace with the need for skilled workers, the state has created Advanced Manufacturing Centers at several of our community colleges specifically. These Centers provide hands-on training for high-tech manufacturing careers in highly skilled, good paying fields as varied as aerospace, defense, robotics, programming and more.

CBIA Survey, 2017.

Higher Learning. Elevated Skillsets.

Connecticut is home to 38 institutes of higher learning, including private and public universities and colleges, community colleges, trade schools and nationally certified training academies. Here is just a sample of the educational offerings in the state.

One of the world's most well-known and respected universities, Yale was founded in 1701 and maintains a dedication to knowledge, innovation and the preservation of cultural and scientific information.

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Based in New London, this federal service academy is one of the country's most challenging, providing academic and military training and graduating approximately 200 cadets every year.

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is one of the country's most recognized state universities, with a global draw and a very popular women's basketball team.

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Founded in 1823, Trinity's historic campus is tucked into a dynamic urban setting. Liberal arts and career programs include more than 40 majors, international study and internship opportunities.

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Founded in 1831, Wesleyan University offers a collaborative liberal arts learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

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Quinnipiac University combines academic theory with experiential learning to achieve career readiness. The Quinnipiac University Poll is one of the most trusted research tools in the U.S.

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