Quinnipiac has enjoyed a distinguished history of educating students with a talented and dedicated faculty and a commitment to excellence. From our New Haven origins as the Connecticut College of Commerce in 1929, and later, the Junior College of Commerce, the university has become a nationally recognized institution with 140 academic programs, 3 campuses and a diverse learning community, including 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The total student enrollment grew from 2,200 to 10,000 from 1987 to 2020, a 355% increase in student population.
Quinnipiac grew from 1 campus with 120 acres to 3 campuses totaling 700 acres, marking an increase of 483%.
With the addition of new majors and programs, Quinnipiac’s faculty grew from 130 to 408 full-time faculty.
New look, same commitment to our students
Our picturesque outdoor spaces are far more than just places to relax and take beautiful Instagram photos. They are places where you'll gather with friends for cookouts, play a game of pick-up Frisbee or simply study with the beauty of New England as your backdrop.
For decades our library has stood tall as a beacon of scholarly learning and a symbol of the heights to which a Quinnipiac education could propel you.
As state-of-the-art facilities have risen around the Arnold Bernhard Library, one fundamental aspect of Quinnipiac has remained the same — unwavering dedication to student success.
See Quinnipiac Come to Life
Our unprecedented growth, nearly 100 years in the making, is captured in “The History of Quinnipiac University” documentary series. We are delighted to share the ambition of our past — and the promise of our future — in a story that began with the shared dream of our founders, Samuel and Irmagarde Tator, in a single building with 11 students.