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 Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University - Danbury, CT

181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826

General information:(203)837-8200
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,407(5,815 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,462 $7,909 $8,104 -2%
Out-of-state $17,154 $18,274 $18,728 -2%
Books and supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,517 $9,970 $10,223 -2%
Other $3,776 $2,325 $2,325 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,712 $10,130 $10,421 -3%
Other $4,276 $4,283 $2,625 39%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,878 $4,891 $2,924 67%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $22,055 $21,504 $21,952 0%
Off Campus $22,750 $23,622 $22,450 5%
Off Campus with Family $13,640 $14,100 $12,328 17%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,747 $31,869 $32,576 -3%
Off Campus $32,442 $33,987 $33,074 0%
Off Campus with Family $23,332 $24,465 $22,952 9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,124
In-state fees $3,980
Out-of-state tuition $13,346
Out-of-state fees $5,382
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,137
In-state fee $3,980
Out-of-state tuition $14,311
Out-of-state fees $5,382
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 747 77% --
Grant or scholarship aid 563 58% $2,802,150 $4,977
Federal grants 419 43% $1,280,141 $3,055
Pell grants 303 31% $1,169,728 $3,860
Other federal grants 116 12% $110,413 $952
State/local government grant or scholarships 460 47% $1,413,737 $3,073
Institutional grants or scholarships 16 2% $108,272 $6,767
Student loan aid 653 67% $4,207,311 $6,443
Federal student loans 646 66% $3,667,650 $5,677
Other student loans 58 6% $539,661 $9,305
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,913 49% $13,515,819 $4,640
Pell grants 1,535 26% $5,957,796 $3,881
Federal student loans 3,132 53% $20,814,842 $6,646

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,280 $14,187 $14,866
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $14,649 $16,112 $17,689
$30,001 - $48,000 $15,670 Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,749 Not applicable $19,617
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,407
Undergraduate enrollment 5,815
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 505
Graduate enrollment 592
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,157 1,907 2,250
Percent admitted 62% 61% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 61% 22% 21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 887 100%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 540
SAT Math 450 540
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1616
Field Hockey -23
Football 95-
Lacrosse 3624
Soccer 3232
Softball -23
Swimming and Diving -14
Tennis 128
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1954 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

06/01/2003 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/01/2009 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations18 0
Liquor law violations003
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 130
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 459
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 123
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree Post-master's certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization5-----
Category total5-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General266----
Category total266----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting48-----
Business Administration and Management, General86-----
Business/Commerce, General-25----
Finance, General34-----
Management Information Systems, General22-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General57-----
Category total24725----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other14-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric62-----
Category total76-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General4-----
Category total4-----
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-32----
Education, General-56----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--1---
Elementary Education and Teaching35-----
Health Teacher Education2-----
Music Teacher Education139----
Secondary Education and Teaching20-----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-14----
Category total7011110--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-8----
English Language and Literature, General118----
Writing, General15-----
Category total2616----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature7-----
Category total7-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-8---0
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist2-----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling11-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-3----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse39-----
Category total5211---0
History Colleges
History, General6026----
Category total6026----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-2----
Criminal Justice/Police Science109-----
Category total1092----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1---12-
Category total1---12-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General81----
Category total81----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology---0--
Category total---0--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General8-----
Chemistry, General11-----
Geology/Earth Science, General01----
Category total191----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General69-----
Category total69-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work36-----
Category total36-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General5-----
Political Science and Government, General9-----
Social Sciences, General6-----
Sociology12-----
Category total32-----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General29-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14-----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-10----
Music Theory and Composition14-----
Music, General14-----
Category total7110----
Grand total91820910120