University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06604-5620


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,658
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,786 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)

University of Bridgeport is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,969 applications and 4,027 students were granted admission. University of Bridgeport 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.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 12% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 89% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT840 to 1010
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of Bridgeport's tuition was $29,550 for all students regardless of residency (10.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

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 = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of University of Bridgeport's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 58% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,953 (which is 12.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Bridgeport in 2016-2017, was 303, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,665 (which is 13.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Bridgeport has enrolled a total of 5,658 students (3,900 students full-time and 1,758 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,658 students, 289 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 2,941 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,717 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 549 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 30%

Non-resident alien: 30%

Black/African American: 22%

Hispanic: 13%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Bridgeport.

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
Education 25% 438
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 15% 266 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 187 77
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 8% 136 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6% 98 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 5% 84 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 66
Psychology 2% 30
Social Sciences 1% 26 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

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 University of Bridgeport 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: $33,604

The typical median income of University of Bridgeport graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,200. Last year, out of the total 849 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 764 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 646 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 562 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,200 $42,100
Employment Rate 90% 87%
Total Graduates 849 646

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Bridgeport.

St Vincent's College
2.5 mile away
Fairfield University
3.6 mile away
Sacred Heart University
4.8 mile away
University of New Haven
14.7 mile away
Yale University
16.9 mile away
Quinnipiac University
23.2 mile away
LIU Brentwood
25.6 mile away