Saint Joseph College located in West Hartford, Connecticut is a private, Roman Catholic comprehensive institution of higher education. It was founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut offering undergraduate degrees to women and graduate degrees to women and men.

Apart from a strong liberal arts core curriculum, the college offers programs that focus on professional opportunities in the areas of healthcare and education. New programs introduced include business management with emphasis on women’s entrepreneurship, social work with a Latino Community Practice certificate and an interdisciplinary certificate in autism spectrum and disorders.

Saint Joseph’s coeducational graduate school is known for its strong programs in Education and the Biological Sciences. With one of the most diverse student bodies in Connecticut, the college commits itself to keeping up with the demands of an ever-changing society.

Over 80% of the college’s fulltime faculty members hold the highest degree possible in their chosen fields of study. Currently, there are four Fulbright scholars who serve as members of the faculty. With the average class size being 15 and the student-to-faculty ratio 11 to 1, students get focused mentorship and personal attention from their teachers.

For academic year 2009-2010, cost of tuition and fees for fulltime undergraduate students is US$26,502 and for part-time undergraduates, US$595 per credit hour. Cost of tuition for graduate students vary per program. Those who want to live on campus have to pay an additional charge for room and board which may vary according to the housing facility chosen and the preferred meal plan. To make sure students are able to pay for their cost of tuition and fees, the college extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Joseph College in Connecticut.