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Hartford, CT 06103
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Capital Community College

Capital Community College Rating: 4.0/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1992 as the result of a merger between Greater Hartford Community College and Hartford State Technical College, Capital Community College (CCC) offers students certificates and associate degrees in a variety of subjects.

Located near the bustling downtown, this is one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in all of New England. Students can attend classes on campus, enroll in online learning, or combine the two in a hybrid course. Certificate courses are geared towards students who wish to enter the workforce right after graduation, while those who pursue associate degrees often work their way to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Academics

All students working towards an associate degree must take part in a general education core program, designed to give the overview necessary to succeed academically. After this, students get into the coursework more specialized for their different programs. Students can earn associate degrees in arts or in sciences. The most popular programs of study for the associate in arts degree include the ethnic studies course sequence and the mathematics and natural science course sequence.

For those interested in earning associate degrees in science, there are a vast array of options to choose from. From those fields of study that prepare students for instant work after completing school, accounting, computer and information systems, criminal justice, and fire technology and administration are particular popular. Other options include architectural engineering technology, radiologic technology, paramedic studies, medical assisting, and nursing. The nursing program is the largest in the entire state of Connecticut.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The Bridges to the Baccalaureate program is a unique partnership between CCC, the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and the University of Connecticut. It provides guidance and opportunities to minority students majoring in science to earn a bachelor’s degree at U of C. Students will be required to partake in Biology 216 and are expected to work in the research laboratories at UCHC for 10 hours a week.

Admissions

Students interested in attending should first determine which course of study they intend on pursing. For those who want to earn their degree by enrolling part-time, it is important to figure out if you want most of those courses to be daytime or evening. All students must fill out the application for admission, include a copy of their GED or high school diploma, and a high school transcript. Students must also submit a nonrefundable application processing fee. For those who have previously earned college credit elsewhere, including your college transcript is an excellent idea, as it can often lead to a transfer of credit, putting you one step closer to earning your degree.

Financial Aid

Most students attending receive financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid recommends that immediately after receiving your acceptance letter and deciding to attend, you fill out and submit the FAFSA form. This will expedite the process of getting in line to get your financial aid taken care of before the semester starts. Students with additional questions or financial needs can schedule a meeting with a counselor at the Office of Financial Aid, who will be happy to assist. Often, counselors can point students in the directions of additional loans, recommend scholarships to apply for, and proofread FAFSA forms before students send them off, to decrease the chance of having to do it all over again.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4950th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Unlike many other schools in New England, this school can boast a truly diverse student population. A true melting pot of ethnicities and ages, the schoolÂ’s campus reflects the growing multicultural nation, as well as Hartford itself. With just under 4,000 students, this is a small college, where people still stop and say hi on their way to class. Students have their choice between a variety of different clubs and organizations based on everything from learning the skills of debating to service-oriented groups who want to keep Hartford clean and safe for youth.

Unlike other community colleges which are set further away from the center of cities, students attending CCC are near the various cafes, clubs, and galleries of newly revitalized downtown Hartford. This gives the college a real advantage over other more remotely located community colleges in Connecticut.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Because thisis a commuter school where many students are balancing work with obtaining additional certification or a degree, there is not as much of an emphasis on organized sports. Occasional intramural games are organized, but the school at this time does not have any official teams competing in any divisions.

Accreditation

The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Information Summary

Ranks 31st in Connecticut and 2859th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.02
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 955 0.76
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 27 0.02
Forcible Rape 55 0.04
Robbery 602 0.48
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,271 1.02
Larceny 3,372 2.70
Vehicle theft 859 0.69

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Hartford, CT 06103
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population761 (761 urban / N/A rural)
Households374 (1.62 people per house)
Median Household Income$44,044
Families88 (3.22 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3316th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,360 $3,360 $10,080
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $451 $451 $1,263
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $140 $140 $420
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,236 $5,236 $12,768
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,136 $20,136 $27,668
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,136 $11,136 $18,668

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,490 $3,570 $3,490 $3,570 $10,430 $10,670
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,350 $1,400
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,000 $8,200
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,500 $6,000
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,500 $5,700

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 3 113 123 14 169 60 482
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 8 2 2 3 19
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3
Business Administration and Management, General 10 11 6 3 30
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 2 2
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1
Computer Support Specialist 2 3 1 6
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Police Science 6 5 1 4 16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 14 19 1 1 35
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 32 5 37
Engineering Science
Engineering Technology, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Financial Planning and Services 1 1
Fire Services Administration 3 3
General Studies 1 15 26 2 19 11 74
Gerontology 2 1 4 3 10
Information Science/Studies 1 2 3 5 2 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 13 13 4 4 34
Library and Archives Assisting 1 1 2
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 3 2 2 7 14
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 5 1 1 1 13
Music Management 1 1
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 1
Printmaking
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 13 13 4 77 11 119
Social Work 22 7 5 11 45
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 2
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1325th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $70,247 ($68,194 male / $69,370 female)
Number of FT Faculty 69 (29 male / 40 female)
Number of PT Faculty 329
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,568,363
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