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There is a time lag between when updates are received and when updates will appear here, you are urged to contact the respective institutions for verification if the timeliness of such data is critical to you.

General search help - Any field left blank will be ignored when searching the database. Drop-down and list-box fields default to "No Preference" unless you specifically change them.  If you do not put in any search criteria you will get back all records in the database. The search is case-insensitive.  For more advanced information, check out the advanced topics below.

CIP Code - This field allows researchers to search by Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code. This field is compared to the left-most digits of the CIP code. EG: If you enter '12' into this field, all CIP codes that start with '12' will be returned.

Degree level - You may limit your search to just certain degree levels. The default value is "All" which means that you want to see all programs regardless of their degree level. This list allows you to select multiple degree types to search. To select more than one degree level, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while clicking on each degree level.

Maximum items shown per page - This is the number of found items shown on a page. Ten items is about the most that can be seen on the screen at one time, but you may increase or decrease this amount to suit your own viewing preferences.

OR criteria - When the Search button is pressed the database will be searched looking for any record which contains the Program name AND the School name AND the settings of the rest of the fields on the form. If this checkbox is checked, the database will, instead, be searched looking for any record which contains the Program name OR the School name OR any of the settings of the rest of the fields on the form.

Program or Field of Study - The words in this field will be searched for in the program name. If you know the exact program name you are looking for you can enter it here in quotes like this: "Entry Level Bookkeeping". If you are unsure of the program name try entering a partial word related to what you are looking for. For instance, if you were looking for Computer related programs you could try "comp". This would return all programs with "comp" anywhere in their name.  

Record Types - One or more of the listed record types can be selected for viewing. However, search totals will only be shown for a limited subset of records to avoid misleading totals.

Within the database there are records showing full time and part time counts for both undergraduates and post Baccalaureate students. Within the Connecticut database there are also records which show totals for each of the four groups, and one record (per school per year) which shows the total number of students.

The search results will not generate a total for any search which shows total and detail records together. For instance, you can view the Grand Total alone and the search results will show a total; but if you try to view the Grand Total record with any other type of record, then the search page will not display a totals line.

School or College Name - You may limit your search to just specific colleges or universities. This list allows you to select multiple colleges and/or universities to search. To select more than one university or college, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while clicking on each college or university. This database only contains data on Connecticut universities and colleges. This database includes information on those schools which have closed, merged, or changed names. Merged schools show data under their original names up to the date they merged, and under their new name after the date of the merge. Schools which have changed names show data only under the new name. Schools which did not report data or closed before data collection started are not in the database.

School type - You may limit your search to just specific types of facilities. There are two types - Private occupational, which are private occupational schools and Collegiate, which are Connecticut college-level institutions that offer programs approved by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

Search - This button performs the search based on the criteria specified.

Sort results by - This combobox allows you to select how you want the results sorted. You may only select one field to sort by. The default sort order is by the institution name.

Starting page - This field allows you to select a different record to be shown first after hitting the Search button. You might want to use this if your search results in many records and you'd like to go right to the page that contains what you are looking for.

Town - You may limit your search to just specific towns or regions of the state. This box allows you to select multiple towns and/or regions to search. To select more than one region or town, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while clicking on each town or region.  The default is ALL towns.

Tuition range - You may limit your search to programs within a certain tuition range. If you leave the field blank it will be ignored. The Low field lets you set a minimum tuition you are willing to pay - most people are quite willing to pay nothing, so this field naturally defaults to zero. The High field lets you set a maximum tuition you are willing to pay - if left empty it assumes that you want to see even the most expensive programs.

Private Occupational School's may charge different tuitions according to the program and even different tuitions for the same program when offered at night or on weekends. The length of a Private Occupational School program can vary widely.

It is important to note that Colleges charge a specific tuition per year regardless of what program a student may attend at the institution. The differences in quality, scope, and length between Private Occupational School and collegiate programs do not allow for a proper tuition comparison. The tuition displayed for a collegiate program is the yearly tuition as reported by that college.

In addition, some institutions may not report tuition and this is noted by the tuition field being left empty. Any program for which tuition is unknown will be returned regardless of the contents of the tuition low and high fields.

 

Advanced Topics

Abbreviations - This search engine does not understand abbreviations. Using "UCONN" instead of "UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT" will not work. Other abbreviations such as HTFD (Hartford) or W. (west) are unlikely to work as well. If a search does not provide the results you expected, please check to make sure you are not using abbreviations. Partial words will work - HART will find Hartford, WES will find west, UNI will find University.

Boolean Operators - This search engine incorporates standard boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and allows grouping by parentheses and quoted text. If the search text does not contain the word AND or OR, each word is treated as an AND condition. Any single quotes surrounded by text are replaced with single character wildcards to avoid problems.

This search engine can be overwhelmed by large boolean expressions. If that happens you'll get an error. Try using a smaller set of criteria in this case.

Capitalization - This search engine ignores capitalization.

Plurals - Plural (eg Nurses) and possessive (eg Nurse's) forms of a word should not be used to search this database.  While such things will work, they do not return a list of all items which contain the non-plural/non-possessive form of the word being searched for.  In addition, this search engine treats plurals and possessives identically even though the database may contain plural and possessive words.

Search Speed - You can make your searches run faster by not using boolean expressions, and by selecting ALL for the various limiting categories.

Wildcards - You can use wildcards in your searches. To match any amount of text or numbers use the percent % symbol. To match a single character use the underscore _ symbol.  

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