Western Connecticut State University is a public university that is located on a 398-acre urban campus in Danbury, Connecticut. WCSU was founded in 1903, and originally started as a teacher’s college that trained the primary and secondary school educators for Fairfield County, Connecticut, and surrounding areas. The mission of WCSU is "to serve as an accessible, responsive and creative intellectual resource for Connecticut’s people and institutions." To accomplish its mission, WCSU emphasizes a strong liberal arts foundation, strong communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills, internship experiential and cooperative opportunities, interdisciplinary programs, a strong information technologies background, a strong commitment to public service, and a personalized learning environment.
WCSU offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects from the following academic schools:
- Ancell School of Business
- School of Arts & Sciences
- School of Professional Studies
- School of Visual & Performing Arts
- Division of Graduate Studies
WCSU offers academic support resources that include academic advising and online courses.
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Commission of Higher Education