Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

About the College


The Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves.


CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

Equity Statement

Equity is the removal and reduction of barriers that negatively impact student success within structures, policies and practices and ensuring that students receive targeted resources and supports to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Equity is achieved by identifying and intentionally addressing structural racism, systemic poverty, and other forms of marginalization, upholding the expectation that administrators, faculty, and staff act as anti-racist institutional change agents. CT State Community College commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers, establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices, and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.


Accreditation & External Agency Recognition

Institutional Accreditation

Connecticut State Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Initial accreditation was granted effective July 1, 2023.

Specialized Accreditation, Certification, and Recognition Agencies

Connecticut State Community College is proud to be working with the following organizations to ensure that our programs meet the highest standards in their respective areas of specialization.

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Accreditation Counsel for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Counsel for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
  • American Bar Association
  • American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission
  • American Health Information Management Association Professional Certificate Approval Program
  • American Library Association Allied Professional Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
  • American Welding AssociationAssociation of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Joint Review Committee on Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Medical Assisting Education Review Board
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation/American Dental Association
  • Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • ISO 9001-2015 Manufacturing Certification
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Joint Review Committee on Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Automotive Technician Education Foundation, Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation
  • National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education
  • The National Institute for Metalworking Skills

CT State Facts

Academic year 2024-25 is the second in CT State’s history. In our first year with a community that included approximately 64,000 students, we reached the following milestones.

Approximately 50,000 students enrolled in credit-bearing courses. Of these:

  • 70% attended part-time
  • 25% attended all classes remotely; an additional 40% enrolled in at least one online class
  • 6% were English language learners
  • 60% identified as women
  • 57% were students of color
  • 30% were age 25 or older (median age was 21)
  • 8% were enrolled in duel enrollment programs

Our first commencement ceremonies awarded:

  • 5,844 degrees or credit certificates to 5,269 graduates
  • 2,516 non-credit workforce credentials to 2,334 graduates

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System

Connecticut State Community College is one of six public colleges and universities with the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system. The system includes the four state universities: Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities, Charter Oak State College, and CT State. The CSCU system operates under the oversight of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CT State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, criminal record, genetic information or any other federal or state protected class in its employment, programs, and activities.  For information regarding the nondiscrimination, disability, and Title IX policies/procedures, contact: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, CT State Community College, 860-612-7056, jchaisson-cardenas@commnet.edu.