Fast Facts


12:1 student-to-faculty ratio as of Fall 2020
420 full-time faculty as of Fall 2020
91 percentage of full-time faculty with the Ph.D. or other terminal degree as of Fall 2020
9,331 number of undergraduate and graduate students as of Fall 2020
226 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs as of Academic Year 2020-21
102 graduate degree programs as of Academic Year 2020-21
2700+ experiential and workforce preparation opportunities through internships and on-the-job training 
1,318,819+ Buley Library's collection of print and media volumes, electronic books, and periodical journals as of Fall 2020
38 countries from around the world represented in the student body as of Fall 2020
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


5 new buildings opened since 2010 (as of Fall 2020)
9 residence halls on campus (as of Fall 2020)
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
2,400 students live on campus


$11,822 total tuition and fee for a full-time, in-state, resident undergraduate student (academic year 2020-2021)

Other Facts

Our campus is located two miles from downtown New Haven.

Over 1200 students graduated in Spring 2020.

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 as of Fall 2020.

The top five majors of the entering first-year class in Fall 2020 were Healthcare Studies, Exploratory, Business Administration, Psychology, and Biology.

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.


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