Connecticut: A Top State for Education

Connecticut invests in its people. From universal PreK programs to investments in K-12, workforce training programs and the state’s community colleges and universities, Connecticut invests heavily in education to ensure that all of the state’s residents have access to opportunities for upward mobility.

Education Rankings

  • #1 for College Readiness (WalletHub, 2021)
  • #1 in the U.S. for highest median ACT score (WalletHub, 2021)
  • #1 in the U.S. for percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher on the AP Exam (AP Cohort, 2021)
  • #2 best high schools in the country (US News & World Report, 2021)
  • #3 in the U.S. for percentage of students scoring a perfect 5 on the AP Exam (AP Cohort, 2021)
  • #3 Quality PreK - 12 Education (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • #3 for private school faculty with advanced degrees (Private School Review, 2021)

Public Schools

Connecticut has five different types of public schools students can choose from. Learn more about them, find the school closest to you and read our report card here

Colleges and Universities

Connecticut is home to 38 world-class colleges and universities, including Yale & UConn. These institutions are leading the way in research, applied sciences and innovation. Residents of Connecticut benefit from significantly lower tuition costs at UConn and other state institutions. View Connecticut colleges and rankings on U.S. News.

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