Capital Community College

  • The mission of Capital Community College is to provide quality affordable education to diverse residents of metropolitan Hartford.

School Highlights

Capital Community College serves 3,083 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Top Rankings

Capital Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 206 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
Capital Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty206 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Capital Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Capital Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,083 students2,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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# Full-Time Students687 students712 students
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# Part-Time Students2,396 students1,576 students
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% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
31%
26%
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% Black
37%
17%
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% White
20%
45%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
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1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.720.70
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College Completion Rate
12%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,000$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,892 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,584 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,892$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,584$15,711
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,984$7,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,800$4,666
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in Hartford only four miles apart, Greater Hartford Community College and Hartford State Technical College were natural partners for the merger of resources and college mission. urrently, the campus at 61 Woodland Street provides general education career and transfer programs, as well as health and continuing education programs, while the campus at 401 Flatbush Avenue is the site for credit and credit-free technical programs. Major training programs located on the Flatbush Campus include Precision Machining, and the Customer Service Institute of Connecticut. The comprehensive college currently enrolls over 6000 students in credit and continuing education programs. Capital offers Associate Degrees, Certificates, and Continuing Education Units, leading to entry-level positions, professional advancement and college transfer in business, industry, engineering technology, computer and information systems, nursing and health science, the natural sciences, the liberal arts, early childhood education, the fine arts, and the social services. All programs, services, and activities of the College are available to people with disabilities. The College supports economic development efforts in Greater Hartford, and collaborates to this end with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, the Metro Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Capitol Region Growth Council, the Capitol Region Workforce Development Board, and the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education. Mutually beneficial links are maintained with neighborhood business associations and a wide range of cultural, educational, social service and civic organizations whose focus, like Capital's, is the development of individual and community potential. Capital received a ten year accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 1997, an affirmation of the College's current health and stability, and potential for future growth and service.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Capital Community College is Goodwin College (3.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Goodwin College
    Private not-for-profit
    3,297 students | 3.50 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford, CT 06118
    (860) 528-4111
    3.503,297
  • 5,511 students | 7.70 MiGreat Path
    Manchester, CT 06040
    (860) 512-3000
    7.705,511
  • 3,781 students | 11.50 Mi271 Scott Swamp Road
    Farmington, CT 06032
    (860) 773-1300
    11.503,781
  • 2,424 students | 16.20 Mi100 Training Hill Rd
    Middletown, CT 06457
    (860) 343-5701
    16.202,424
  • 1,600 students | 16.70 Mi170 Elm St
    Enfield, CT 06082
    (860) 253-3000
    16.701,600
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,887 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.