Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT 06226


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,362
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,510 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Eastern Connecticut State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,863 applications and 3,395 students were granted admission. Eastern Connecticut State University is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Eastern Connecticut State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,882 and in-state students paid $5,216.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of Eastern Connecticut State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 35% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,578 (which is 3.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016-2017, was 734, which is 75% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,472 (which is 3.2% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Eastern Connecticut State University has enrolled a total of 5,362 students (4,359 students full-time and 1,003 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,362 students, 476 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 5,171 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 191 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 44 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 67%

Hispanic: 11%

Black/African American: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 34% 350
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 12% 126
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 8% 86
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8% 86
Physical Sciences 3% 32
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 24
Psychology 2% 18
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 1% 12
Social Sciences 1% 12
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 12

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Eastern Connecticut State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Eastern Connecticut State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,500. Last year, out of the total 1,557 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,448 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,587 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,460 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,500 $44,200
Employment Rate 93% 92%
Total Graduates 1,557 1,587

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Eastern Connecticut State University.

Charter Oak State College
28.4 mile away
Rhode Island College
39.7 mile away