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CT Colleges Rank High in Ed Dept Tuition Report

Connecticut College in New London had the highest tuition in the country among private schools in the 2010-2011 academic year, according to The Hour.

According to the U.S. Department of Education's recently released College Affordability and Transparency report, the Nutmeg State has some of the most expensive colleges in the country, according to The Hour.

With $43,990 tuition, Connecticut College in New London was the most expensive private, not-for-profit, four-year college in the U.S. out of 1,361 private schools surveyed during the 2010-2011 academic year. Three New York schools followed: Sarah Lawrence, Columbia and Vassar. Other Connecticut-based private schools that made the list were Trinity College in Hartford, which ranked sixth with a $42,420 tuition, and in Middletown, which ranked 11th with a $42,084 tuition.

And with $31,136 tuition,  in Hamden was listed among the private, not-for-profit, four-year schools with the highest net prices after grants and scholarships were taken into account. in Fairfield also made the highest net price list with a $21,993 tuition. 

Among public schools, the  ranked No. 76 out of 649 schools in the report with an annual in-state tuition of $10,416, while Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and all fell within the top 25 percent. 

The Board of Regents for Higher Education  at 16 out of 17 colleges and universities within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system in January.

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