St Vincent's College
St Vincent's College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:
- Category Attribute
- Selectivity Lowest acceptance rates
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|St Vincent's College||(CT) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||49 staff||71 staff|
|Total Enrollment||751 students||2,814 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||78 students||971 students|
|# Part-Time Students||673 students||1,843 students|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$62,500||$35,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- St. Vincent's, established in 1905, is a community based Catholic College providing an education in nursing, allied health, and the liberal arts and sciences. Its mission is derived from the historic commitment of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul to care for the sick poor and to educate others for the health care ministry. The core values of Ascension Health guide the College in its service to others: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity, and Dedication based upon an environment which supports Judeo-Christian values. St. Vincent's College is an affiliate of St. Vincent's Medical Center which provides a wealth of clinical experience for students. Serving Southwestern Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, St. Vincent's Medical Center is a modern, 397-bed acute care hospital offering more than 50 specialty and subspecialty medical and surgical disciplines. Through its dedicated and highly qualified faculty and staff, the College offers associate degrees in Nursing, Radiography, Medical Assisting, and General Studies. Certificate programs are offered in Medical Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Central Sterile Processing, Health Promotion, Hospital Coding and other allied health fields. The Continuing Education Division provides numerous credit and non-credit courses and programs to help individuals upgrade their skills or prepare for new careers. St. Vincent's College is licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education. The College is authorized to award Associate in Science degrees in Allied Health Fields and General Studies. St. Vincent's College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
- The nearest community college to St Vincent's College is Housatonic Community College (1.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,288 students | 1.80 Mi900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport,  CT  06604
- 6,363 students | 14.60 Mi188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk,  CT  06854
- 7,063 students | 15.60 Mi20 Church Street
New Haven,  CT  06510
- 61 students | 19.80 Mi132 Prospect St
Stamford,  CT  06901
- 1,485 students | 20.30 MiOne University Place
Stamford,  CT  06901
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