Academics

WCSU Student Consumer Information

In compliance with federal and state regulations, Western Connecticut State University provides information to students, parents, and the general public about the institution.

Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) system.  ConnSCU is the largest public university system in Connecticut, consisting of twelve community colleges, four state universities and an online college with a combined enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Current academic programs – UNDERGRADUATE
WCSU has 38 Bachelor’s degree programs and one Associate degree program http://wcsu.edu/admissions/programs/

Current academic programs – GRADUATE
WCSU has 15 Master’s degree programs and two Doctoral programs
http://wcsu.edu/graduate/degrees/degrees.asp

Accrediting agencies and organizations
http://wcsu.edu/admissions/accreditations/

Cost of attendance
http://wcsu.edu/registration/tuition/

Net Price Calculator
http://wcsu.edu/admissions/netprice/

Debt Incurred
The average debt of students graduating between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 was $16,654.

Crime and safety statistics 
http://www.wcsu.edu/police/pdf/securityreport.pdf

Disabilities, resources for students with
WCSU has an office of Accessibility services (formerly Disability Services)
http://www.wcsu.edu/accessability/

Demographics (Facts and Figures)
http://www.wcsu.edu/president/facts-figures.asp

Employment after graduation
Over the last five years, nearly 85% of bachelor’s degree recipients report employment in the year following graduation (see also Career Center information: http://www.wcsu.edu/cdc/).

Financial assistance
http://www.wcsu.edu/finaid/

Fire and crime safety report
http://www.wcsu.edu/efs/HS_pdffiles/S102_FSRR.pdf

Further study after graduation
Over the last five years, more than 20 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients pursued further education. Of those graduating from WCSU between 5 and 10 years ago, more than 20 percent have received Masters’ and other advanced degrees, and 18 percent are still enrolled in degree programs. (see also Career Center information: http://www.wcsu.edu/cdc/)

Graduation rates
Between 40 and 44 percent of first time full-time students receive bachelor’s degrees within six years. For those who complete their first year in good standing, the graduation rate is more than 60 percent. Transfer students with 30 or more credits at entry have even higher graduation rates (nearly 70 percent).

Retention rates
Between 71 and 75 percent of first time full-time students return for a second year. Retention rates are similar for transfer students.

Textbook price transparency
http://www.wcsu.edu/campuscenter/textbooks.htm

Voter registration
http://www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/voterregistration.asp

Institutional Policies

Copyright infringement
http://libguides.wcsu.edu/content.php?pid=61628&sid=832476

Refunds
http://www.wcsu.edu/cashiers/refund.asp
http://www.wcsu.edu/finaid/withdrawal-policy.asp

Satisfactory academic progress
http://www.wcsu.edu/finaid/progress.asp

Study abroad – short-term programs
http://www.wcsu.edu/international/

Study abroad – long-term programs
http://www.wcsu.edu/isep/

Transfer of credit
http://www.wcsu.edu/admissions/transfer/trans-credit/

Vaccination (Health Requirements)
http://www.wcsu.edu/cashiers/health-insurance.asp

Withdrawal from a course / from the university
http://www.wcsu.edu/registrar/schange.asp