August 14, 2013
The University of Bridgeport has been named one of the top ten colleges in Connecticut with the best student-teacher ratios by College Database, a nonprofit that provides free information about U.S. colleges and universities to students, families, and others.
The survey, which can be found at www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org, set out to find the post-secondary institutions in Connecticut with enrollments exceeding 5,000 students, but with less than 20 students per faculty member. The study was also limited to accredited four-year institutions. For-profit, private colleges were excluded.
UB, which boasts a 16-to-one student-faculty ratio, came in ninth.
“Enrolling at a large college or university can seem overwhelming to some students,” said Wes Ricketts, Vice President and General Manager of College Database. “What these students often fail to realize, however, is that many larger institutions go the extra mile to maximize personal attention, maintaining smaller classrooms and fostering regular professor-student interaction.
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