About CT State
Get to Know Us
Connecticut State Community College, also known as CT State, was launched on July 1, 2023 as the result of a consolidation of the state’s 12 community colleges. CT State has 12 campuses along with satellite locations in every corner of Connecticut, serving the residents of 169 towns, as well as neighbors from Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.
As the largest community college in New England, CT State is an ambitious revisioning of higher education. Our goal as a public higher education institution is to provide a high-quality, affordable and accessible post-secondary education that enables students to achieve their life and career goals. Small, focused classrooms; dedicated faculty and staff; and support services built into the cost of tuition are a few of the ways we offer students the academic, social and emotional support they need to succeed. Tutoring centers across our campuses help students succeed academically while student activities and programs provide enriching and fun ways for students to get involved in campus life.
Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The college supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves.
Connecticut State Community College is recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.
Office of the President
Dr. O. John Maduko is the inaugural President of Connecticut State Community College, leading Connecticut’s largest institution of higher education, the largest community college in New England, and the primary driver of access and post-graduate success for more than 70,000 students across multiple campuses and training facilities throughout Connecticut.
College and Campus Executive Leadership
The President is supported by a cabinet comprising the Executive Vice President, Vice Presidents and the Chief of Staff; a team comprising Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of the 12 campuses; and a leadership council comprising the heads of the college’s functional areas.
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) is a system of six public colleges and universities with three units: the four state universities, Charter Oak State College and Connecticut State Community College. It is led by President Terrence Cheng and overseen by the Board of Regents for Higher Education.
History and Accreditation
Some time ago it was recognized that, without real structural change, our system of 12 colleges would be unsustainable in both the short and long term. The institutions were facing a true structural deficit because of decreased tuition revenue and increased costs. The Board of Regents voted in April 2017 to pursue two strategies to remedy and strengthen the community college system going forward: 1) consolidation of the 12 community colleges into one singly accredited institution, and 2) consolidation of CSCU’s administrative back-office functions into shared services used by the community colleges, state universities and Charter Oak State College.
The main drivers for the consolidation were closing the opportunity gap, improving student success rates and reorganizing our community colleges into a financially sustainable position, such that it is well positioned to continue to serve students for many years to come. Read more about Becoming CT State.
Connecticut State Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Its accreditation was issued in June 2023. View the Full NECHE Documentation.
Shared governance is defined as communication, collaboration and mutual accountability among administrators, faculty, staff and students that advances excellence in the operation of Connecticut State Community College.