Earning a college degree can come with a large price tag. In a new study, SmartAsset considered various factors to find the colleges that give the largest return on investment. Of the top ten best value colleges in Connecticut, West Conn was ranked 6th. The average scholarship and grant award listed was $5,700, while tuition and student living costs were about $25,000. The average starting salary for a West Conn grad was determined to be nearly $51,000. Retention rate at the university is 73-percent.