Following are the top colleges in the U.S. state of Connecticut:

Connecticut College - Rated 60th in the CCAP/Forbes.com 2008 College Rankings. The College is also a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers.

United States Coast Guard Academy - It is a professional college educating future United States Coast Guard officers. The Coast Guard Academy has a proud tradition as one of the most selective colleges in America.

St. Joseph College - It was ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in the Top Tier of Best Master’s Colleges in the north.

Trinity College (Connecticut) - The college is regarded as one of the few Little Ivies. Trinity's faculty and alumni have won Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, MacArthurs, Fulbrights, and many other distinguished awards.

Albertus Magnus College - Listed among Tier 4 Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report (2010).

Lincoln College of New England (formerly known as Briarwood College) - The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education.

Charter Oak State College - It is a public college in the Connecticut State System of Higher Education. The College was established in 1973 by the Connecticut Legislature to provide an alternate way for adults to earn a college degree.

Goodwin College - In 2004, the college became a nonprofit organization and received accreditation from the NEASC. By 2007, the college’s nursing program had grown to become the second largest in the state of Connecticut.

Holy Apostles College & Seminary - It is a fully accredited, co-educational Catholic college located in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts - It is a four–year, nationally-accredited college offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Drawing, Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture.

Paier College of Art - The school was accredited as a 4-year, degree-granting institution in 1982.

Mitchell College - It is a coeducational, residential college offering certificate, associates and bachelors degrees to students from all over the nation and around the world.

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