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.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Western Connecticut State University
Location: Danbury, CT
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
98.0%
1
Sacred Heart University
Location: Fairfield, CT
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
97.0%
2
University of Connecticut-Stamford
Location: Stamford, CT
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
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 [...]
96.8%
3
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Location: Waterbury, CT
Programs offered: ADN
94.7%
4
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, CT
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
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 [...]
92.3%
5
Southern Connecticut State University
Location: New Haven, CT
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
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 [...]
92.2%
6
University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus
Location: Waterbury, CT
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
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 [...]
91.7%
7
Capital Community College
Location: Hartford, CT
Programs offered: ADN LPN
91.3%
8
Three Rivers Community College
Location: Norwich, CT
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
91.3%
8
Quinnipiac University
Location: Hamden, CT
Programs offered: BSN Doctoral Accelerated BSN
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 [...]
90.3%
9
University of Saint Joseph
Location: West Hartford, CT
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
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 [...]
90.2%
10
Fairfield University
Location: Fairfield, CT
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
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 [...]
89.7% 11
St Vincent's College
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
88.7% 12
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Location: Winsted, CT
Programs offered: ADN
86.7% 13
Goodwin College
Location: East Hartford, CT
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN RN to BSN Masters
85.7% 14
Norwalk Community College
Location: Norwalk, CT
Programs offered: ADN
85.3% 15
Gateway Community College
Location: New Haven, CT
Programs offered: LPN ADN
85.0% 16
University of Connecticut-Avery Point
Location: Groton, CT
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
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 [...]
83.3% 17
Central Connecticut State University
Location: New Britain, CT
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
77.3% 18
Porter and Chester Institute of Branford
Location: Branford, CT
Programs offered: LPN
96.0%
1
Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain
Location: New Britain, CT
Programs offered: LPN
95.0%
2
Stone Academy-East Hartford
Location: East Hartford, CT
Programs offered: LPN
90.0%
3
Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton
Location: Shelton, CT
Programs offered: LPN
89.5%
4
Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford
Location: Stratford, CT
Programs offered: LPN
81.0%
5
Stone Academy-West Haven
Location: West Haven, CT
Programs offered: LPN
76.3% 6
University of Hartford
Location: West Hartford, CT
Programs offered: RN to BSN BSN
Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
Programs offered: Accelerated MSN Doctoral Masters
Porter and Chester Institute - Enfield
Location: Enfield, CT
Programs offered: LPN
Porter and Chester Institute - Watertown
Location: Watertown, CT
Programs offered: LPN
Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus
Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Programs offered: LPN
Stone Academy - West Haven Campus
Location: West Haven, CT
Programs offered: LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden (Closed in 2014)
LPN

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