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IPEDS ID: 128744
OPE ID: 00141600
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University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-5620
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 06604
General information:  (203) 576-4000
Website:  www.bridgeport.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,877 (2,688 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Admissionswww.bridgeport.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.bridgeport.edu/admissions/undergraduate-students/applying-ub
Financial Aidwww.bridgeport.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatortcc.noellevitz.com/%28S%28kan00jgbfpuueimtkq0hgata%29%29/University%20of%20Bridgeport/cost
Mission Statement
  The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

—Adopted by the Board of Trustees on April 23, 2004
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty121329
Instructional121329
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$26,370$27,330$28,140$29,0903.4%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,400$11,700$12,050$12,4002.9%
Other$5,032$5,043$6,848$7,0533.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,603$9,900$8,272$8,5203.0%
Other$6,932$6,943$9,928$10,2253.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,157$6,943$7,836$8,0713.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$44,302$45,573$48,538$50,0433.1%
Off Campus$44,405$45,673$47,840$49,3353.1%
Off Campus with Family$34,027$35,773$37,476$38,6613.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$13,590
Fees$2,160
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid154993%————
Grant or scholarship aid54993%$12,434,138$22,649
Federal grants35560%$1,933,354$5,446
Pell grants35260%$1,678,464$4,768
Other federal grants19132%$254,890$1,335
State/local government grant or scholarships19433%$363,900$1,876
Institutional grants or scholarships54893%$10,136,884$18,498
Student loan aid47881%$3,893,351$8,145
Federal student loans47881%$3,426,793$7,169
Other student loans427%$466,558$11,109
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,15380%$36,327,928$16,873
Pell grants1,30649%$5,262,066$4,029
Federal student loans1,97573%$17,808,227$9,017
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$23,316$22,723$23,045
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$21,473$22,344$21,387
$30,001 – $48,000$21,854$21,899$21,607
$48,001 – $75,000$23,935$23,580$23,902
$75,001 – $110,000$25,459$24,694$26,026
$110,001 and more$27,546$27,913$28,538
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment4,877
Undergraduate enrollment2,688
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment203
Graduate enrollment2,189
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 69%
Part-time: 31%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 62%
25 and over: 38%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 37%
Out-of-state: 52%
Foreign countries: 11%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,2481,9513,297
Percent admitted64%59%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%18%15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT49491%
ACT489%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading410500
SAT Math420510
SAT Writing410500
ACT Composite1822
ACT English1621
ACT Math1722
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 62%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 28%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 18%
6-year: 27%
8-year: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 22%
Female: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 25%
Black or African American: 23%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 24%
Non-resident alien: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
East Asian Studies-10---
Category total-10---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-7----
Category total-7----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-1321---
Business Administration and Management, General--38-23-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other1-----
Business/Commerce, General-26----
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other--0---
Fashion Merchandising114----
Finance, General-735---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--1---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-42---
International Finance--1---
Labor and Industrial Relations-15---
Management Information Systems, General-31---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-312---
Operations Management and Supervision--2---
Category total271119-23-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
International and Intercultural Communication--0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-23----
Category total-230---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-336---
Category total-336---
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--34--1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-----25
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---7--
Educational/Instructional Technology--5---
Elementary Education and Teaching--95--9
Reading Teacher Education-----3
Secondary Education and Teaching--58--4
Category total--1927-42
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--49---
Computer Engineering, General-353--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--83---
Mechanical Engineering--23---
Category total-31603--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management--54---
Category total--54---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-6----
Category total-6----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Nutrition--114d---
Category total--114d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine--7---
Chiropractic---31--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-0----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist5047d6d---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-0----
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy---34--
Physician Assistant--19---
Category total5047d32d65--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-14----
Category total-14----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies2667d----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-1----
Category total2668d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1----
Category total-1----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-2----
Category total-2----
Psychology
Psychology, General-76----
Category total-76----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-50----
Category total-50----
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs-912--1
Social Sciences, General-11----
Category total-2012--1
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Applied Arts, Other--2---
Graphic Design-14----
Illustration-0----
Industrial and Product Design-10----
Interior Design-9----
Music, General-6----
Category total-392---
Grand total78431721752343
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1614
Gymnastics30
Lacrosse17
Soccer2330
Softball14
Swimming1812
Track and Field, X-Country911
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1951 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture (ACUP) - Professional master's degree and professional master's level certificate and diploma programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine5/8/2005 - 8/11/2007Accredited
Acupuncture (ACUP) - Professional master's degree and professional master's level certificate and diploma programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine8/11/2007 -  Accredited
Council on Chiropractic Education
Chiropractic (CHIRO) - Programs leading to the D.C. degree(!)6/1/1994 -  Accredited
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Naturopathy (NATUR) - Programs leading to the N.D. or N.M.D. degree3/1/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1981 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery004
Aggravated assault001
Burglary1940
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary930
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate15.6%14.7%
Number in default150135
Number in repayment961914
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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