Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University is vibrant community of more than 10,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, near the artsy and historic Westville Village section of the city.
Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties.
Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2012, the university received notice of its full reaccreditation by NEASC, following a self-study report that analyzed Southern’s effectiveness as a teaching and learning institution and assessed the extent to which the university met each of 11 standards for accreditation. Southern recently submitted its fifth-year interim report to NEASC. For more information about the NEASC reaccreditation process, and the university's self-study.
Southern is proud to be an institution of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).
Life began for Southern Connecticut State University on September 11, 1893, when three teachers and 84 students met at the old Skinner School in New Haven to create a two-year teacher training school, New Haven State Normal School. By 1937, Southern had grown into a four-year college with the power to grant bachelor's degrees.
Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.
Fulfilling the Mission:
"Pursuing Excellence, Fostering Leadership, Empowering Communities"
As a student-centered institution, Southern regards student success as its highest priority. They seek to instill in all of their students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. Their students receive exemplary professional training and are inspired by the research, scholarship, and creative activity of their teacher-scholars.
Through tradition and innovation, Southern strives to empower every undergraduate and graduate student with the knowledge, skills and perspectives essential for active participation and impassioned, ethical leadership in their rapidly changing, global society. Within the Connecticut State University System, Southern leads the way in graduate education and produces the largest number of graduates in Health/Life Sciences, Education, and Social/Public Services.See more