Fast Facts


11:1 student-to-faculty ratio as of Fall 2023
409 full-time faculty as of Fall 2023
93 percentage of full-time faculty with the Ph.D. or other terminal degree as of Fall 2023
8,820 number of undergraduate and graduate students as of Fall 2023
246 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs as of Academic Year 2022-23
114 graduate degree programs as of Academic Year 2022-23
1,762,822 Buley Library's collection of print and media volumes, electronic books, and periodical journals as of Fall 2023
35 countries from around the world represented in the student body as of Fall 2023
87 percentage of alumni who find jobs within six months of graduation (classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)


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


7 new buildings opened since 2010
9 residence halls on campus as of Fall 2023
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  
135,000+ population of Southern's home city, New Haven
1,958 students live on campus as of Fall 2023


$12,828  total tuition and fees (Academic Year 2023-2024) for a full-time, in-state, resident undergraduate student

Other Facts

  • Our campus is located three miles from downtown New Haven
  • 1,786 students graduated in Spring and Summer 2023
  • Southern students head to over 100 destinations worldwide through our International Education programs
  • The SCSU Foundation manages over 350 scholarships as of Fall 2023
  • The top five majors of the entering first-year class in Fall 2023 were Healthcare Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Computer Science, and Marketing.
  • Southern is the only public university in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 conference.
  • Southern's ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #64. Southern is one of the Top Public Schools (#21), Best Value Schools (#35), Best Colleges for Veterans (#28), and Top Performers on Social Mobility (#83) 

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