Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT 06810

Located in Danbury, Connecticut, Western Connecticut State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities that operates 10 campuses in Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, Winsted, Norwalk, New Haven, Norwich, Danbury.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 5484 and 3665 students were accepted.

Western Connecticut State University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,216 and fees $4,801. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,882 and $5,996 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)

    The Western Connecticut State University Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice, leadership, education and management roles. The program is offered in two tracks the Adult Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nursing Practice: Clinical Nurse Specialist.  

    The program requires students to complete 36 credits of a specialized curriculum consisting of a core of theoretical, research and issues coursework, a practical and support components to offer a concentrated practicum experience. The clinical and role components courses include a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practicum experience and a research based project or a thesis.

    The MSN program is designed for students enrolling on a part time basis with courses offered in the evening to allow students to complete the program in an average of 4 years with students allowed a maximum of 6 years to complete the degree.

    Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the certification examination in their chosen specialty.

    Admissions Requirements:

    1. Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum of a 3.00 Quality Point Average
    3. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate studies
    4. Satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (for those applicants with an undergraduate QPA lower than 3.00)
    5. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    6. Professional Resume
    7. One professional letter of recommendation
    8. Interview with the MS program coordinator 



Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 95
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 19
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Doctor's degree - professional practice 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Western Connecticut State University

University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus
23.53 miles away
University of Connecticut-Stamford
24.33 miles away
Stone Academy - West Haven Campus
25.84 miles away
Southern Connecticut State University
26.11 miles away
Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden
27.38 miles away
Stony Brook University
37.54 miles away
Central Connecticut State University
40.18 miles away
State University of New York at New Paltz
40.61 miles away
CUNY Lehman College
43.24 miles away
Ramapo College of New Jersey
44.21 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,556
30k to 48k$16,412
48k to 75k$17,630
75k to 110k$20,404
Over 110k$22,103
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $473.00 $479.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $542.00 $550.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Connecticut resident studying at a Connecticut nursing school.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

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