The Waterbury region is a center for exceptional opportunities for anyone who wishes to pursue a higher education. Within the region, one will find universities, community colleges and technical institutes offering programs in both undergraduate and graduate studies. More than 40 institutions of higher education, including Yale, Wesleyan, Quinnipiac University, UCONN, Fairfield University, University of Hartford and the four campuses of Connecticut State University, are located about an hour from Waterbury.

Colleges and Universities

Naugatuck Valley Community College is a public, two-year public, associate degree granting, co-educational, non-residential college that provides learning in an environment of academic excellence, civic responsibility, cultural appreciation and international understanding.
751 Chase Parkway, 06708 - 203-575-8040

Post University is a private, student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen field.  The student to faculty ratio is 15:1.
800 Country Club Rd. 06708 - 203-596-4500

University of Connecticut - Waterbury Campus serves more than 1,000 students annually.  In its sixty years of operation, UCONN Waterbury has opened its doors to thousands of CT residents, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the fields of community service, business, education, law and politics.
99 E. Main St. 06702 - 203-236-9800

University of Bridgeport - Waterbury Center offers graduate programs in Education and adult accelerated, undergraduate programs in human services, psychology and general studies through the IDEAL program.
84 Progress Ln. 06705 - 203-573-8501

Western Connecticut State University - Waterbury is located on the campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  It offers a convenient location for students to take completion courses for a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management or a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).
751 Chase Parkway, 06708 - 203-596-8777

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