Overall enrollment in the state's four smaller universities is down slightly — by about 2 percent — but enrollment of students from the state's largest cities is up.
The number of students from Danbury, New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford and Bridgeport is up this fall, compared to last fall. New Haven showed the greatest increase with 1,083 city students attending one of the four state universities — 149 more than last year.
New Britain has the same number attending state universities as last year: 681.
"There has been a conscious effort on the part of the universities to reach out to the urban communities," said Bernard Kavaler, spokesman for the university system, which includes Central, Eastern, Southern and Western state universities, "and to work with those students on both access to college as well as success once they are at college."