The University of Bridgeport, also referred to as UB, is a private, independent, co-ed university located on Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The institute was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut, the first junior college chartered by any legislature in northeastern states. After a few name and status changes, it was finally renamed the University of Bridgeport in 1947. The University received the license to offer a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) in January 1979. Still today, the University of Bridgeport maintains its primary commitments and holds on to its values.