Southern Connecticut State University was founded in 1893 with three instructors and 84 students. The institution became a four-year college granting bachelor’s degrees in 1937. Teaming with Yale University, SCSU began offering graduate degrees in 1947, and the offerings were again expanded in 1959. The school’s current name was adopted in 1983.
Southern Connecticut State University was founded as a teacher training school and received university status in 1983. It is accredited by the The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is classed as a Master’s College and University I by the Carnegie Institute. Southern Connecticut State’s catalog states that, “The aim of a liberal education is to prepare a person to live well as a free and responsible individual in a constantly changing society.”