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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.6% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,969 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
68.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
174 Graduates

About the photo: Bridgeport, CT


The median tuition at University of Bridgeport is $29,550, which is $2,660 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,733.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Bridgeport received 6,969 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.97% annual growth. Out of those 6,969 applicants, 4,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,658 students enrolled at University of Bridgeport in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Bridgeport has an overall enrollment yield of 12.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Bridgeport has a total enrollment of 5,658 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Bridgeport is 3,900 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,758. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at University of Bridgeport are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Bridgeport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.8% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Bridgeport in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (8.45%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (5.07%) and White Female (4.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.13%), followed by White Male (3.59%) and Black or African American Female (1.29%).

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In 2016, 207 more women than men graduated from University of Bridgeport. The majority of students graduating from University of Bridgeport are White. These 542 graduates mean that there were 1.99 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 272 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Bridgeport is General Psychology with 97 graduates, followed by General Studies with 69 graduates and General Human Services with 52 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Bridgeport, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering, with 251 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 68 graduates and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with 159 graduates.


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University of Bridgeport has an endowment valued at nearly $33.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.21M (3.59%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Bridgeport had a total expenditure of $92.5M. Of that $92.5M, they spent $37.6M on salaries and $9.3M on benefits.

University of Bridgeport employs 52 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 19 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Bridgeport are Male Associate professors (33), Female Assistant professors (24), and Female Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Bridgeport are: Management, with 123 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 107 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees.



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