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Charter Oak celebrated Constitution Day 2015 with Online Lecture
History professor Dr. Richard Gerber presented "The 14th Amendment - Then & Now"

Evening Event: Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs
Feed your Career with Dinner & this Presentation: "Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs" by Patrick Flaherty (CTDOL) on 10/7

Learning Studio Nights @ Charter Oak: Work, Study, Engage
Need to study away from distractions? Come to our Learning Studio Nights! Study, work, & get academic coaching! Events on 10/14, 10/28 & more!

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
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We offer multiple ways to earn credit.

With our online degree programs, there is no need to travel to a campus after work or on the weekends. We're accessible to you wherever, whenever. Plus, earn credit through alternate sources such as testing and exams, military training, lifelong learning through our portfolio program, credit evaluated by ACE, National CCRS, or the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP), credential evaluation, and by transferring credit earned from other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Saving money.

It's important to you and to us. As a result, our students find the cost per credit of our online courses one of the lowest around. Plus, we accept most credits for transfer, and award credit for your work and life experience through testing and portfolio assessment. Great value and low cost. Isn't that what you've been searching for? Learn about our tuition and fees.

We take our accreditation seriously.

And so should you. Charter Oak is regionally accredited by NEASC, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We are a Connecticut state public college governed by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education. Founded in 1973, we have been awarding degrees for over 40 years!

Our counselors enjoy working with adult learners like you.

Adult-friendly admissions and academic counselors are experts at helping you plan how to use past course work, testing and prior learning assessment to earn your degree. They can help you decide if you should do an individualized studies or subject area concentration. You will have our help from "Hello" to "Congratulations, Graduate!"

Get closer to graduation. Register for Fall semester courses today!

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Childhood Education

Check out our Early Childhood & Youth Education Certificate and Credential Programs

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Public Safety Program

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Military Education

Military Education

Programs for Active Duty Servicemembers, Veterans & Military Spouses; where you are & when it is convenient for you.

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Your Charter Oak Shop is now open. Click here to purchase Charter Oak merchandise and apparel.

Charter Oak State College complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. See our Policy of Nondiscrimination in our Official Catalog.