From modest roots to national prominence
Quinnipiac has enjoyed a distinguished history of educating students with a thoughtful, 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 110 academic programs, 3 campuses and a diverse learning community, including 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Our unprecedented growth, nearly 100 years in the making, is artfully 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.