Nursing Schools in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is home to 36 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 23 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Connecticut. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Connecticut

Best Value LPN Programs in Connecticut

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Connecticut

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Connecticut. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,972
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.0%
RN Programs best-value score85.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$40,177
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.4%
RN Programs best-value score55.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,526
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.9%
RN Programs best-value score99.7

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is a two-year college that is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. This school was originally established in 1962 and it has built up a great reputation in the community. NVCC has many different programs that will allow students to pursue their dreams. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,234
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.1%
RN Programs best-value score86.7

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
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,699
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
RN Programs best-value score82.1

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Capital Community College

Capital Community College

Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,580
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
RN Programs best-value score98.3

Capital Community College is a two-year institution that is located in Hartford, Connecticut. This community college is the only public undergraduate school in Hartford. The school was originally established in 1967 and has undergone many changes since then. In 1992, this school merged with the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Fairfield University

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$37,799
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score56.0

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
University of Saint Joseph

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,226
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score73.0

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
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Three Rivers Community College

Three Rivers Community College

Norwich, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,161
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.6%
RN Programs best-value score97.4

Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) is located in Norwich, Connecticut. This school boasts 29 acres of educational facilities and is a truly great place to receive an education. Students will be able to learn and laugh as they pursue one of the many areas of study that are available. The ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$38,665
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.0%
RN Programs best-value score54.4

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
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
St Vincent's College

St Vincent's College

Bridgeport, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,175
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.8%
RN Programs best-value score82.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Goodwin College

Goodwin College

East Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,058
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.3%
RN Programs best-value score79.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Winsted, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,289
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) is a public two-year community college that is located in Winsted, Connecticut. This is a relatively small community college with just over 1,500 enrolled students. It was established in 1965 and has been serving the Winsted community diligently ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
Norwalk Community College

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,772
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score96.5

Norwalk Community College (NCC) is a two-year college that is located in Norwalk, Connecticut. This school was originally established in 1961 and it boasts just over 6,000 students. As a medium-sized community college, it offers a very good education to any students that sign up for courses. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
Gateway Community College

Gateway Community College

New Haven, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,791
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
RN Programs best-value score97.9

Gateway Community College is a two-year institution that is based out of New Haven, Connecticut. This school offers its students an excellent learning environment that focuses on preparing them for careers as professionals. There are many areas of study for students to pursue and it will be a ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,860
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.1%
RN Programs best-value score83.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
University of Connecticut-Avery Point

University of Connecticut-Avery Point

Groton, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,336
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate48.3%
RN Programs best-value score94.8

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
University of Connecticut-Stamford

University of Connecticut-Stamford

Stamford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,235
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate47.1%
RN Programs best-value score94.9

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
University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus

University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus

Waterbury, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,692
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate45.5%
RN Programs best-value score96.2

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
Porter and Chester Institute - Branford

Porter and Chester Institute - Branford

Branford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,645
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score55.7

The Porter and Chester Institute of Branford is located In Branford, Connecticut. This school is a technical institute that offers various different certificate programs. All students will be able to enjoy advanced career training that will help them to find a lucrative job in today's ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
Stone Academy - East Hartford

Stone Academy - East Hartford

East Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,050
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score81.3

The Stone Academy in East Hartford is located in East Hartford, Connecticut. This is a school that prides itself on providing a friendly academic environment where students can learn. Stone Academy offers all of the best resources that a student needs to find the right level of academic ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • CNA
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford

Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford

Stratford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,601
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate80.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score61.7

The Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is located in Stratford, Connecticut. Students will be able to pursue several different certificate programs at this institution. It is a highly regarded technical institute that has many different avenues of study. The school is designed to help ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
Stone Academy-West Haven

Stone Academy-West Haven

West Haven, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$12,724
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate74.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Albert I Prince Technical High School

Albert I Prince Technical High School

Hartford, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing

Bridgeport, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

Bullard-Havens Technical High School

Bullard-Havens Technical High School

Bridgeport, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

Eli Whitney Technical High School

Eli Whitney Technical High School

Hamden, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain

Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain

New Britain, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,493

Programs offered

  • LPN
Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton

Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton

Shelton, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,061

Programs offered

  • LPN
Norwich Technical High School/Adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Norwich Technical High School/Adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Norwich, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

University of Hartford

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,789

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Vinal Technical High School

Vinal Technical High School

Middletown, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

W F Kaynor Technical High School

W F Kaynor Technical High School

Waterbury, CT
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

Yale University

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,053

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • DNP
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus

Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus

Rocky Hill, CT
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Stone Academy - West Haven Campus

Stone Academy - West Haven Campus

West Haven, CT
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools 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


Connecticut Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 34,310 20.741 $38 $79,500
Nurse Anesthetists 630 0.381 $81 $167,470
Nurse Midwives 70 0.043 $50 $103,660
Nurse Practitioners 2,220 1.341 $54 $113,130
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 7,750 4.684 $28 $57,340
Nursing Assistants 21,710 13.123 $15 $31,930
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey