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Capital Community College Facts

  • Greater Hartford Community College opened its doors in 1967 enrolling a class of 388 students on Sesquassen Street in Hartford. The College's roots date to 1946 when the Connecticut Engineering Institute, the forerunner of Hartford State Technical College, was founded. In 1992, Greater Hartford Community College and Hartford State Technical College merged.
  • Capital offers 60 accredited degree and certificate programs for career advancement and transfer to the baccalaureate level. A year of full-time study costs (tuition and fees) costs $4,100 (2015-2016).
  • Associate degree studies include nursing, allied health, accounting, insurance and financial services, communication media, computer and information systems, architectural engineering technology, natural sciences, liberal arts, early childhood education, criminal justice and social services.
  • The School of Workforce and Continuing Education offers courses, workshops and seminars on personal enrichment and career enhancement, including customized training for business and industry. Centers for professional training in insurance & financial services, allied health and customer service serve 3,000 individuals and their employers annually.
  • Capital is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges with national accreditation for professional programs including nursing, emergency medical technician, radiologic technology, physical therapy, medical assisting and early childhood education.
  • Credit enrollment in the fall 2015 was 3,500 students; 76 percent attend on a part-time basis and 72 percent are women. Most students reside in Hartford (40%) and surrounding communities. Three quarters of degree seeking students qualify for some form of financial aid.
  • Capital is one of most ethnically diverse campuses among 252 New England schools and colleges with 70% of enrolled students from minority groups. Capital was the first higher educational institution in Connecticut designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • Instructional faculty totals 249, 64 full-time professors and lecturers and 185 part-time (adjunct) instructors; 54% are women and 24% are African American or Latino.
  • Capital is a "Leader College" in implementing strategies to close achievement gaps of educationally disadvantaged students. The designation stems from the College's involvement in the grant-funded Achieving the Dream initiative that promotes retention and student success in U.S. community colleges.


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