Fast Facts


14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
420 full-time faculty
87 percentage of full-time faculty with the Ph.D. or other terminal degree
10,000 number of undergraduate and graduate students
181 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs
47 graduate degree programs
2700+ experiential and workforce preparation opportunities through internships and on-the-job training
600,000+ Buley Library's collection of print and media volumes, electronic books, and periodical journals
36 countries from around the world represented in the student body
80 percentage of alumni who find jobs within six months of graduation


17 highly competitive NCAA Division II athletic teams
10 National NCAA Division II team titles
80 individual championships won by Southern athletes


3 new buildings opened since 2010
9 residence halls on campus
78 miles from campus to New York City
136 miles from campus to Boston
172 acre campus on the western side of New Haven, Connecticut
6.4 approximate number of miles from campus to Long Island Sound in West Haven  
130,000+ population of Southern's home city, New Haven
2,600 students live on campus


$23,436 estimated yearly cost for a full-time, in-state, resident undergraduate student, including tuition, housing, food, and fees

Other Facts

Our campus is located two miles from downtown New Haven.

Over 1700 members of the undergraduate class of 2018 graduated in May 2018.

The University provides a range of educational support services to over 700 students with disabilities, one of the largest such populations at any Connecticut campus.

Southern students head to over 100 destinations worldwide through our International Education programs.

The SCSU Foundation manages over 300 scholarships that are available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The top five majors of the entering first-year class in fall 2018 were Nursing, Undeclared, Business, Education and Psychology.

Southern is the only public university in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 conference.

Annually since 2014, Princeton Review’s Guide to the 332 Greenest Colleges has listed Southern as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.