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

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

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

Four Join College Staff
Academic and leadership staff additions.

Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

Charter Oak awards 2013 Community College Transfer Scholarship
Charlene Hill of Meriden, CT is awarded annual scholarship

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 (formerly PONSI), or Charter Oak 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!"

Summer 2014 courses are now open for registration. Register today!

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