Nursing Schools in Connecticut

There are 37 nursing schools in Connecticut. This year, we evaluated 21 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Winsted, CT
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,289

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
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Naugatuck Valley Community College
Waterbury, CT
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,526

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
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Capital Community College
Hartford, CT
Capital Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,580

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
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Gateway Community College
New Haven, CT
Gateway Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,791

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
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Three Rivers Community College
Norwich, CT
Three Rivers Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,161

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
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Norwalk Community College
Norwalk, CT
Norwalk Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,772

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
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University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus
Waterbury, CT
University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,692

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
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University of Connecticut-Avery Point
Groton, CT
University of Connecticut-Avery Point
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,336

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
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University of Connecticut-Stamford
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut-Stamford
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,235

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
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Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,234

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
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Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
Western Connecticut State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,972

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
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Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,860

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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St Vincent's College
Bridgeport, CT
St Vincent's College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,175

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,699

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
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Goodwin College
East Hartford, CT
Goodwin College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,058

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
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University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT
University of Saint Joseph
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,226

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
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Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$37,799

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
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Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT
Sacred Heart University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$40,177

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Quinnipiac University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$38,665

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
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Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford
Stratford, CT
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,601
NCLEX-PN Pass rate80.7%

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
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Porter and Chester Institute - Branford
Branford, CT
Porter and Chester Institute - Branford
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,645
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.7%

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
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Albert I Prince Technical High School
Hartford, CT
Albert I Prince Technical High School
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2017
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Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
Bridgeport, CT
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma - closed in 2017
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Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Bridgeport, CT
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2017
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Eli Whitney Technical High School
Hamden, CT
Eli Whitney Technical High School
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2017
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Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain
New Britain, CT
Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,493

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Norwich Technical High School/Adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program
Norwich, CT
Norwich Technical High School/Adult Licensed Practical Nurse Program
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2017
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Stone Academy - East Hartford
East Hartford, CT
Stone Academy - East Hartford
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,050

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
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Stone Academy-West Haven
West Haven, CT
Stone Academy-West Haven
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$12,724

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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Vinal Technical High School
Middletown, CT
Vinal Technical High School
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2016
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W F Kaynor Technical High School
Waterbury, CT
W F Kaynor Technical High School
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2017
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Yale University
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,053

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • DNP
  • MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
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Charter Oak State College
New Britain, CT
Charter Oak State College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
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Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus
Rocky Hill, CT
Porter and Chester Institute Rocky Hill Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Stone Academy - West Haven Campus
West Haven, CT
Stone Academy - West Haven Campus

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