Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 to train teachers, CCSU has expanded over time to become a four-year degree granting institution and University. It also offers Master's degrees and Doctoral degrees. Its borders now stretch to the western edge of Newington where State Routes 9 and 175 intersect. CCSU is made up of five schools: the Ammon School of Arts & Science, the School of Business, the School of Education & Professional Studies, the School of Engineering & Technology, and the School of Graduate Studies. Attended by over 11,000 students, 9,200 are undergraduates, and 2,000 are graduate students. In the Connecticut State University system, CCSU is the most selective. It is part of the ConnSCU system of colleges and universities in Connecticut, which also oversees Eastern, Western, and Southern Connecticut State University. Together the four universities have a student body of over 34,000.
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