Central Connecticut State University is a State university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 to train teachers, CCSU has expanded over time to become a four-year degree granting institution (in 1934). It reached University status in 1983. Attended by over 12,000 students, 7,500 are full-time undergraduates and more than 2,000 are part-time undergraduates. Graduate students account for over 2,500 students, 630 of whom attend full-time. In the Connecticut State University system, CCSU is the most selective. 1849: Founded as New Britain Normal School to train teachers (6th normal school in US) 1867-69: Closed due to opposition in Connecticut General Assembly. 1920s: States begin four year education degrees. 1930: State Board of Education extends normal school curriculum from two to three years 1933: General Assembly creates Teachers College of Connecticut.
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