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Many nursing students can save money by attending a public college or university instead of enrolling in a private school. Public colleges and universities operate under the supervision of a state government and are typically funded by tax dollars and state subsidies. This enables them to have more affordable tuition and enrollment fees, especially for in-state students. The state of Connecticut is home to over 15 public institutions that offer nursing degree and/or certificate programs.

Connecticut has both two-year and four-year post-secondary schools. The state's public four-year universities are University of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, and Western Connecticut State University. UConn and SCSU offer 8-10 distinct nursing programs apiece, ranging from bachelor's degrees to graduate certificates. Connecticut's public two-year institutions include Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Norwalk Community College, and several others. These schools all provide affordable options for aspiring nurses and healthcare workers.

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When selecting a nursing school, you needn't worry that the major Connecticut employers like Aetna and Hartford Hospital will have a predisposition towards private school graduates. Most employers are far more focused on applicants' academic performance and clinical experience, both of which are strong leading indicators that you'll do the job well.

If you're looking to enroll in a nursing program in the state of Connecticut, check out our compiled list below of accredited public institutions across the state.

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Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Bullard-Havens Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Norwalk Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Connecticut State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Bullard-Havens Technical High School Bridgeport
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Norwalk Community College Norwalk
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Connecticut State University Danbury
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Hartford

Albert I. Prince Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Capital Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Connecticut State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Connecticut
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Vinal Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Albert I. Prince Technical High School Hartford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Capital Community College Hartford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Connecticut State University New Britain
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Connecticut Storrs
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Vinal Technical High School Middletown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

New Haven

Eli Whitney Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gateway Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southern Connecticut State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
W F Kaynor Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Eli Whitney Technical High School Hamden
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gateway Community College New Haven
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
W F Kaynor Technical High School Waterbury
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Norwich / New London area

Norwich Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Three Rivers Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Norwich Technical High School Norwich
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Three Rivers Community College Norwich
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Other Connecticut cities

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winchester
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing