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Central Connecticut State University

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Central Connecticut State University (Central Connecticut, CCSU,[5] Central Connecticut State,[6] or informally Central) is a public university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 as the State Normal School, CCSU is Connecticut's oldest publicly-funded university. It is made up of four schools: the Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; the School of Business; the School of Education and Professional Studies; and the School of Engineering, Science, and Technology. As of Spring 2022, the university was attended by 8,898 students: 7,054 undergraduate students and 1,844 graduate students.[7] More than half of students live off campus and 96 percent are Connecticut residents.[7] The school is part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system (CSCU), which also oversees Eastern, Western, and Southern Connecticut State Universities.[8]

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Central Connecticut State University
Former names
State Normal School (1849–1933)
Teachers College of Connecticut (1933–1959)
Central Connecticut State College (1959–1983)
TypePublic university
Established1849 (1849)
Parent institution
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Academic affiliation
Endowment$80 million (2020)[1]
PresidentZulma R. Toro
Administrative staff
416 full-time professors
432 part-time professors
Students9,653 (Spring 2023)[2]
Undergraduates7,748 (Spring 2023)[3]
Postgraduates1,905 (Spring 2023)[4]
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban, 165-acre (0.258 sq mi)
Colors   Blue and white
NicknameBlue Devils
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division INEC
MascotKizer the Blue Devil