Tolland County

Where It All Began

UConn’s story began in Tolland County when the university was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School. Over 100 years of expansion and innovation have elevated UConn to a top 25 public institution status. Comprised of 13 towns, Tolland County has a total area of 417 square miles.

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Storrs Campus Impact


Total Economic Impact


Employment Impact (in job numbers)


Labor Income Impact


Value Added to State Economy

Impact by Town

In every corner of the state UConn’s impact can be felt in numerous ways. From the number of students attending the University, to the dedicated faculty and staff working to make UConn what it is today, and the thousands of patients who seek quality care at UConn Health, our University touches all 169 towns in Connecticut. Find your city or town in the interactive map below to see how UConn reaches you.

UConn IS Tolland County

Every region of the state has its own unique story and prospective to tell. UConn’s story is also Tolland’s story.