Office of the Provost


WCSU Student Consumer Information

In compliance with federal and state regulations, Western Connecticut State University provides information to students, parents, and the general public about the institution.

Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) system.  ConnSCU is the largest public university system in Connecticut, consisting of twelve community colleges, four state universities and an online college with a combined enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Current academic programs – UNDERGRADUATE
WCSU has 38 Bachelor’s degree programs and one Associate degree program

Current academic programs – GRADUATE
WCSU has 15 Master’s degree programs and two Doctoral programs

Accrediting agencies and organizations

Cost of attendance

Net Price Calculator

Debt Incurred
The average debt of students graduating between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 was $16,654.

Crime and safety statistics

Disabilities, resources for students with
WCSU has an office of Accessibility services (formerly Disability Services)

Demographics (Facts and Figures)

Employment after graduation
Over the last five years, nearly 85% of bachelor’s degree recipients report employment in the year following graduation (see also Career Center information:

Financial assistance

Fire and crime safety report

Further study after graduation
Over the last five years, more than 20 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients pursued further education. Of those graduating from WCSU between 5 and 10 years ago, more than 20 percent have received Masters’ and other advanced degrees, and 18 percent are still enrolled in degree programs. (see also Career Center information:

Graduation rates
Between 40 and 44 percent of first time full-time students receive bachelor’s degrees within six years. For those who complete their first year in good standing, the graduation rate is more than 60 percent. Transfer students with 30 or more credits at entry have even higher graduation rates (nearly 70 percent).

Retention rates
Between 71 and 75 percent of first time full-time students return for a second year. Retention rates are similar for transfer students.

Textbook price transparency

Voter registration

Institutional Policies

Copyright infringement


Satisfactory academic progress

Study abroad – short-term programs

Study abroad – long-term programs

Transfer of credit

Vaccination (Health Requirements)

Withdrawal from a course / from the university