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Welcome to Western Connecticut State University, an educationally excellent yet affordable alternative to private colleges in the Northeast. Here, our focus is on you, the student, and the successful future you envision.

Interested in a MBA or MFA degree? Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership program? Education classes? Hoping to study Applied Behavior Analysis? Come to Western! Taught by our superb faculty of highly credentialed professors, our students pursue master’s degrees in counselor education, English, history, literacy and language arts, mathematics, music education, nursing, special education and many others in between. What sets WCSU apart from other schools in CT? Besides our lower cost, you’ll find that Western offers diversity, individual attention in small classes, fine facilities and an active campus life.

Why should you choose Western?


A real advantage of Western is its location. Students enjoy all of the benefits of attending school in a smaller city – small class sizes, community atmosphere, personalized interaction with faculty – yet Danbury is only a short drive from New York City, coastal beaches, indoor & outdoor entertainment venues and more!


Did you know that tuition at Western is less than a third of most private colleges in our region? This university holds its own even against "big name"” institutions whose tuition can exceed $40,000! The fact is, WCSU students are able to choose from a broad range of degree programs taught by accomplished instructors, 81 percent of whom possess Ph.D.s or other top degree in their discipline.

Quality Academic Programs

Academic programs at Western are thoughtfully crafted by educators who understand the requirements of real-world employers. Whether it’s science, business, nursing or the arts, the focus here is on addressing the demands of today's working world you’ll face when you graduate.