For nearly 170 years, CCSU has been a leader in public higher education, driven by the strength of our connections.
We strive to be connected to our past, to our community, and to each other in our effort to be of better service to our communities and the state of Connecticut. By teaching and embracing the value of connection, we cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful academic environment.
Ever wonder what it's like to work on an archeological dig? Want to kick-start your journalism career with an internship at ESPN? Or maybe you want to see your work in an ad campaign. Our academic programs go beyond the classroom—way beyond, from neighboring communities to cities around the globe.
At Central you'll find an abundance of opportunities to engage our communities and to learn-by-doing in local schools, businesses, and clinics; to create art; to innovate business; to inspire others; and to enjoy a place to relax and have fun with each other and our neighbors.
In 2010, the Carnegie Foundation designated CCSU a Community Engaged Institution.
Our beautiful campus in metropolitan New Britain offers state-of-the-art academic buildings, abundant green spaces, safe, accessible walkways, and more, creating a welcoming environment that instills pride in our students, faculty, and alumni.
We are connected to our past, to our communities, and to each other. Once you are connected to CCSU, you are always connected to CCSU. That is the central story. We invite you to reaffirm your connection to CCSU by making a gift during our CCSUConnected capital campaign. Give your way, when the time is right. Support what is important to you. Your gift will enable our dedicated faculty to prepare students to be successful in every sector of Connecticut’s economy, and our students will be immensely grateful for your generosity.
“When I received this scholarship, I was so proud of myself that I almost cried because I was always told that I wasn’t good enough for college or not “college ready.” But, here I am working and striving to get my bachelors in Biomolecular Science and hopefully graduate with a 4.0 GPA.”
Biomolecular Sciences Major
Recipient, Governor William A. O’Neill Endowed Chair Scholarship
“I promise to continue to uphold the qualities of a CCSU student and to make my school proud by working towards building a brighter and better future for myself and for those around me.”
Recipient, Thomas and Elsie Deeley Foundation and Alice Lynch Scholarships, Student Athlete, Women’s Swimming & Diving Team
“Academically, this scholarship has helped me to continue my studies here at CCSU. It has motivated me to work harder each day because this scholarship has proven to me that there are individuals who believe in me and my education.”
Recipient, Margaret & John Paskevitch Scholarship
“Many years from now, I will look back at my college education, and in the back of my mind, I will always remember that it may not have been possible without the help of generous donors like you. I am proud that my academic achievements are being recognized, and I can and will continue to work just as hard thanks to you.”
Recipient, Anthony & Helen G. Bichum Scholarship
“My family is so proud of how far I have come and considers this a blessing. This scholarship is more than just money; it tells me that I am viewed as having the potential to make a difference in the future for our society. ”
Masters of Business Administration Candidate
Recipient, Nancye Perry Scholarship
“I can’t begin to put into words how grateful I am for your kindness and the impact your work will have on my semester of student teaching, when my finances were destined to become scarily tight. Being that I fully subscribe to the idea of “paying it forward,” I hope to show the same spirit of commitment towards promoting post-secondary education for tomorrow’s students as you so kindly have done for me. I may not ever know who you kind souls are, but if we ever do cross paths, please let me thank you.”
Recipient, Ruth Schlichting Kossyta Scholarship
“I believe that art is essential and can help developing minds explore their creativity and expand their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. Thank you for your generous gift and the opportunity for advancement in my education.”
Art Education Major
Recipient, Class of 1940 Scholarship