Manchester Community College, founded in 1963, is an open admission college, offering over 75 associate in science and associate in art degrees, and certificates. Student annual enrollment is approximately 15,000 (full- and part-time, credit and non-credit). The 160-acre, beautifully-wooded, state-of-the-art campus is easily accessible from I-291, I-84 and I-384 — just minutes from Hartford — with plenty of free parking.

Manchester Community College is now Connecticut State Community College Manchester.

To apply to CT State Manchester, please use the link below.

All continuing, degree-seeking students became CT State students as of July 1, 2023.

Getting Started

Review the list of applications above and apply based on the semester you’d like to begin! The  step by step  process of becoming a Manchester student will guide you through the enrollment process once admitted.

Winter and Summer applicants: Guest/visiting students are strongly encouraged to select non-Degree/non-Matriculated as the degree program when prompted, regardless of the home school major.

Undecided applicants: We strongly encourage anyone that is undecided about their program of study to select either General Studies or Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA or AS).

In the event you’ve selected the wrong degree program and/or term, contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

Are you the parent or family member of a future Manchester student? Find the answers to your questions on our Parents & Family Members page.

Costs and Facts

Tuition and fees are low and the class sizes are small! The learning environment is student-centered and student life is very active.

Students are strongly encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they are looking for financial assistance. Once submitted, students can access their Manchester-specific financial aid package via the student information portal,  myCTState.

  • Select 007635 (Capital Community College’s Code) when completing the 2023-2024 FAFSA. The college was advised by the US Department of Education to use this code, as it will represent CT State Community College beginning Summer 2023. Manchester will not receive any 2023-2024 FAFSAs without 007635 as the designated school code.

To be considered for the Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT) free tuition and fees, students must have a completed FAFSA on file as well.

Applicants are required to provide proof of high school or college completion, as well as proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV), when applying under a degree program.  Additional supplemental items may be required as well, and the real-time list is available within your application.


Tours for prospective students and their families are available on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM, and school/large group tours are available on Fridays at 10:00 AM. Guided tours are available by appointment only.

Prospective students and their families may register for a guided tour through the CT State Events page.

Complete a MS Teams form to sign up for a school/large group tours.

Self-guided tours are also available; upon arriving to campus, stop into the Admissions Office (SSC L156) to receive a campus map. We’ll gladly point out specific areas on campus based on your interests.

Have Questions?

Call: 860-512-3210

Admissions Office Hours

The Admissions office is currently open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Campus Security

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (referred to as the Clery Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose crime statistics for crimes occurring either on or in the immediate area of campus to new and prospective students.