The price of education: Which 2-year Connecticut schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Connecticut residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Harris School of Business-Danbury, Bristol Technical Education Center and Middlesex Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Harris School of Business-Danbury
Danbury
121
$900
2
Bristol Technical Education Center
Bristol
59
$4,000
3
Middlesex Community College
Middletown
2,682
$4,384
4
Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport
5,138
$4,404
5
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Danielson
1,524
$4,414
6
Norwalk Community College
Norwalk
5,836
$4,414
7
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Winsted
1,295
$4,414
8
Gateway Community College
Haven
7,015
$4,424
9
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Waterbury
6,373
$4,424
10
Asnuntuck Community College
Enfield
1,870
$4,464
11
Tunxis Community College
Farmington
3,857
$4,464
12
Capital Community College
Hartford
3,282
$4,464
13
Manchester Community College
Manchester
6,321
$4,464
14
Three Rivers Community College
Norwich
4,187
$4,464
15
Howell Cheney THS/CT Aero Tech School
Hartford
59
$7,200
16
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport
Bridgeport
200
$10,595
17
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut
Somers
294
$10,595
18
Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford Campus
Branford
188
$15,620
19
Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus
Southington
212
$15,620
20
Dolce LLC The Academy
Waterbury
45
$16,100
21
Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology
Branford
22
$16,550
22
Porter and Chester Institute of Branford
Branford
215
$17,220
23
Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford
Stratford
2,043
$17,220
24
Stone Academy-Waterbury
Waterbury
162
$17,625
25
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Groton
Groton
109
$17,932
26
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Newington
Newington
256
$17,932
27
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Westport
Westport
128
$17,932
28
European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing
Guilford
28
$18,250
29
American Institute-West Hartford
Hartford
405
$18,495
30
Ricci's Academy of Cosmetology
Newtown
96
$18,500
31
Academy Di Capelli -
Hartford
--
$18,930
32
Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology
Wallingford
84
$18,930
33
Oxford Academy of Hair Design Inc
Seymour
82
$19,100
34
International Institute of Cosmetology
Wethersfield
185
$19,200
35
Paul Mitchell the School-North Haven
Haven
185
$19,500
36
Industrial Management Training Institute
Waterbury
113
$19,635
37
Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center
Waterbury
62
$20,100
38
Belle Academy of Cosmetology
Waterbury
12
$20,775
39
Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor
Windsor
825
$23,858
40
Stone Academy-East Hartford
Hartford
417
$27,625
41
Stone Academy-West Haven
Haven
581
$27,625
42
Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain
Britain
465
$29,908
43
Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton
Shelton
587
$29,908


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Academy Di Capelli - Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center American Institute-West Hartford Asnuntuck Community College Belle Academy of Cosmetology Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford Campus Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus Bristol Technical Education Center Capital Community College Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Groton Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Newington Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Westport Dolce LLC The Academy European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing Gateway Community College Harris School of Business-Danbury Housatonic Community College Howell Cheney THS/CT Aero Tech School Industrial Management Training Institute International Institute of Cosmetology Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton Manchester Community College Middlesex Community College Naugatuck Valley Community College New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport Northwestern Connecticut Community College Norwalk Community College Oxford Academy of Hair Design Inc Paul Mitchell the School-North Haven Porter and Chester Institute of Branford Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Quinebaug Valley Community College Ricci's Academy of Cosmetology Stone Academy-East Hartford Stone Academy-Waterbury Stone Academy-West Haven Three Rivers Community College Tunxis Community College

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