Connecticut

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
193
Public High School Enrollment
149,386
High School CTE Concentrators
59,147
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
125,350
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
15
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
71,429
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
29,831
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
68,075
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
3

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
14,540
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
27.1%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Melissa Hickey
State CTE Director
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Avenue
Hartford, CT 6103

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
Connecticut State Department of Education
Funding for FY20
FY20
$11,010,617
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
No
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Sharing labor market information
  • Shared definitions of “high skill, high-wage, in-demand”
  • Braiding funding
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
0.68%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$60,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
6 - 8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Work-based Learning

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
70% Attainment by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
57.3%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Connecticut’s accountability system includes three separate measures of postsecondary and career preparation.

  • The Preparation for Postsecondary and Career Readiness Coursework indicator is weighted at 3.7 percent and includes participation in CTE courses and workforce experience, among other activities.
  • The Preparation for Postsecondary and Career Readiness Exams indicator is weighted at 3.7 percent and includes performance on SAT, ACT, AP and IB exams.
  • The Postsecondary Entrance indicator is weighted at 7.4 percent and measures the percentage of graduates enrolling in a two-year or four-year institution of higher education one year after graduation.