Baldwin's Karim Carpenter completes successful semester at Eastern Connecticut State University


Baldwin resident Karim Carpenter just finished up a successful first semester at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Nearly 1,000 new students concluded their first semester at Eastern Connecticut State University this fall, like Karim Carpenter, of Baldwin, a first year student majoring in theatre and performance media. 

The university admitted 734 first-time enrolled students and 246 transfer students who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate level programs. The most popular majors for the new students include business administration, psychology, health sciences, english, criminology and computer science. 

Students come from nearly all of Connecticut’s 169 towns and 22 other states and outside of Connecticut, the majority of students come from states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.

These new students joined a student body of more than 4,000 who are enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year. In total, 31 states and eight foreign countries are represented among them. According to the university, roughly 28 percent are the first in their families to attend college.