Education in Connecticut
The projected enrollment for all Connecticut high schools in the 2015-2016 school year is 151,720 students. There are 480 high schools with 249 public schools and 131 private schools. The high school graduation rate is about 85%, exceeding the national average by an entire 6%. Connecticut has only experienced a 2% high school dropout rate for the year 2012, which is well below the nations dropout rate.
Advanced Degrees in Connecticut
Despite Connecticuts small size, they offer a wide breadth of different college options. Higher education schools in Connecticut range from small private liberal arts universities to large scale public colleges. Some of the most prominent universities in Connecticut include; Yale University, Trinity College, and University of Connecticut. Roughly 35% of Connecticuts population over the age of 18 have received a bachelors degree or higher. A degree in either naval architecture or marine engineering are the two most prominent degrees earned in Connecticut in comparison to the rest of the nation.