Nursing Schools in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is home to 31 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 25 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Connecticut.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Connecticut

Listed below are all nursing schools in Connecticut. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 31 nursing schools in the state of Connecticut. And according to our database 1 schools have been closed permanently.

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Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,422

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate97.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$39,134

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Connecticut-Stamford

Stamford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,380

The University of Connecticut Stamford campus was established in 1952, a year after UConn began offering extension courses at a former high school in Stamford. The original Stamford campus offered just five courses and now offers thirteen undergraduate degree programs, including an accelerated ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,886

Programs offered

  • ADN

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,064

The University of Connecticut is a public research university in Storrs, Connecticut founded in 1881. The main campus sits on 4,400-acres of land about a half hour’s drive from Hartford. It is one of the highest ranked public universities in the New England region and is recognized as a ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,960

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a state university with the main campus in New Haven, Connecticut, making it a short trip to Boston, New York City, and local hiking trails or beaches. The university started as a two-year teacher training school in 1893. The school was renamed ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus

Waterbury, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,463

The University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus is a public university with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The campus was established over 60 years ago in Waterbury, Connecticut. Waterbury is about 77 miles northeast of New York City and 33 miles southwest of Hartford. Nicknamed the Brass ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Capital Community College

Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,591

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,823

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate90.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$37,439

Quinnipiac University is a private university in Hamden, Connecticut near Sleeping Giant State Park. It was founded in 1929 and the first graduating class included just eight students. The university now serves over 9,000 students each semester and offers 58 undergrad majors and 20 graduate ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate90.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$29,251

The University of Saint Joseph is a private Roman Catholic university in West Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 on an 84-acre campus. Approximately 45% of undergrads live on campus. The University of Saint Joseph is a small college, with an enrollment of ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$38,527

Fairfield University is a private research university in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was founded in 1942 by the Society of Jesus and is still a non-profit Jesuit Catholic university and a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university offers 43 majors and 19 minors ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

St Vincent's College

Bridgeport, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$20,031

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Winsted, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,491

Programs offered

  • ADN

Goodwin College

East Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,832

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,477

Programs offered

  • ADN

Gateway Community College

New Haven, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,413

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

University of Connecticut-Avery Point

Groton, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,273

The University of Connecticut – Avery Point campus was founded in 1967 as a public research university. Students can enjoy a small college setting while studying at state-of-the-art academic facilities. The college is located on 72-acres of coastal land, giving students convenient access ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate77.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,852

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Porter and Chester Institute of Branford

Branford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate96.0%
Cost per annum$21,647

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain

New Britain, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate95.0%
Cost per annum$19,784

Programs offered

  • LPN

Stone Academy-East Hartford

East Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate90.0%
Cost per annum$14,695

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton

Shelton, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate89.5%
Cost per annum$19,168

Programs offered

  • LPN

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford

Stratford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate81.0%
Cost per annum$22,432

Programs offered

  • LPN

Stone Academy-West Haven

West Haven, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate76.3%
Cost per annum$16,554

Programs offered

  • LPN

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$30,233

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,319

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN

Porter and Chester Institute - Enfield

Enfield, CT
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Porter and Chester Institute - Watertown

Watertown, CT
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus

Rocky Hill, CT
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Stone Academy - West Haven Campus

West Haven, CT
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden (Closed in 2014)
LPN

Connecticut's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Connecticut's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average