Institutional Profile and Fact Sheet

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Institutional Profile and Fact Sheet

Enrollment

Students Registered in Charter Oak
Courses, FY 2014-15

2,915
Fall 2015 Enrollment
Head Count
FT
329
PT
1,406
Total
1,735
       
Gender      
Female 69% 68% 68%
Male 31% 32% 32%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
American Indian or
Alaska Native
<1% <1% <1%
Asian <1% 1% 1%
Black or African-American 21% 15% 16%
Hispanic 14% 13% 13%
Native Hawaiian or 
Other Pacific Islander
<1% <1% <1%
White 55% 56% 56%
Two or More Races 3% 2% 2%
Nonresident Alien <1% <1% <1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 4% 11% 10%
       
Residency      
Connecticut Resident 73% 82% 80%
Out-of-State 27% 18% 20%
       
Pell Grant Recipient      
Yes 51% 25% 30%
No 49% 75% 70%
       
Age      
Average Age 35 39 38
Age Range 19-64 16-74 16-74

Note: Fall enrollment figures above are based on IPEDS definitions. An additional 754 degree and certificate students were matriculated at Charter Oak in Fall 2015. These are self-paced students pursuing credits by way of transfer courses, exams, life experience portfolios, and other prior learning pathways.

 

Graduates

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded Since Founding in 1973

14,404
Students Completing Degrees and Certificates, FY 2014-15 587
   
Gender  
Female 66%
Male 34%
   
Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian or
Alaska Native
 0%
Asian  3%
Black or African-American  13%
Hispanic  11%
Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
 0%
White  67%
Two or More Race  2%
Nonresident Alien  1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown  3%
   
Residency  
Connecticut Resident  65%
Out-of-State 35%
   
Total Awards, FY 2014-15 602
Bachelor's Degrees 454
Associate Degrees 81
Certificates 67
   
Programs of Study for Bachelor's Degree Recipients 454
Individualized Study
Business Administration
Child Studies
Liberal Studies
Health Care Administration
Information System Studies
Psychology
Other Programs
18%
11%
10%
10%
7%
7%
7%
30%
 

Student Success

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor's Degree Students, Entry Dates April 1 - March 31

Acad. Year  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate
2010 740 426 58% 516 311 60% 103 45 44% 85 49 58% 36 21 58%
2009 651 390 60% 446 281 63% 100 49 49% 58 36 62% 47 24 51%
2008 617 378 61% 400 259 65% 95 45 47% 48 23 48% 74 51 69%
2007 603 381 63% 397 252 63% 85 47 55% 54 38 70% 67 44 66%
2006 1049 706 67% 707 475 67% 114 70 61% 81 58 72% 147 103 70%

 

Three-Year Graduation Rates for Associate Degree Students, Entry Dates April 1 - March 31

Acad. Year  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate
2013 80 18 23% 46 15 33% 21 2 10% 9 1 11% 4 0 0%
2012 56 14 25% 30 9 30% 15 2 13% 6 0 0% 5 3 60%
2011 73 10 14% 35 5 14% 20 2 10% 11 0 0% 7 3 43%
2010 60 14 23% 40 12 30% 6 0 0% 12 1 8% 2 1 50%
2009 68 12 18% 41 9 22% 18 1 6% 5 2 40% 4 0 0%

 

Fall-to-Fall Persistence Rates, Course Registration or Graduation, Matriculants from April - October

Fall  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
2014 766 445 58% 441 268 61% 148 73 49% 105 61 58% 72 43 60%
2013 580 312 54% 336 176 52% 109 56 51% 65 36 55% 70 44 63%
2012 548 317 58% 311 198 64% 80 38 48% 77 39 51% 80 42 53%
2011 556 323 58% 349 214 61% 88 48 55% 46 24 52% 73 37 51%
2010 715 417 58% 427 270 63% 119 56 47% 92 43 47% 77 48 62%

 

Spring-to-Spring Persistence Rates, Course Registration or Graduation, Matriculants from November - March

Spring  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
2014 386 219 57% 229 140 61% 53 27 51% 57 24 42% 47 28 60%
2013 359 194 54% 229 132 58% 57 27 47% 33 17 52% 40 18 45%
2012 368 200 54% 217 128 59% 69 38 55% 29 15 52% 53 19 36%
2011 362 221 61% 241 154 64% 49 28 57% 27 14 52% 45 25 56%
2010 303 190 63% 203 138 68% 46 22 48% 37 19 51% 17 11 65%

 

Thirteen-Month Persistence Rates, Still Enrolled or Graduated at 13 Months, Entry Dates April 1 - March 31

Acad. Year Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
2014 966 792 82% 565 481 85% 162 128 79% 122 87 71% 117 96 82%
2013 907 750 83% 540 465 86% 137 93 68% 110 88 80% 120 104 87%
2012 924 744 81% 566 482 85% 157 116 74% 75 58 77% 126 88 70%
2011 1077 969 90% 668 615 92% 168 143 85% 119 98 82% 122 113 93%
2010 838 671 80% 569 459 81% 110 84 76% 98 79 81% 61 49 80%
 

 

Student Satisfaction

Percent of 2014-15 associate and
bachelor's degree recipients who were
satisfied or very satisfied overall with
Charter Oak State College
96%

 

Employment Information

Of the 2012-13 graduates who are Connecticut residents:  
-  Entered employment within three months of graduating
79%
-  Retained employment for six months
95%
-  Weekly wages upon entering employment
$991
-  Change in post-graduation weekly wages compared to pre-program wages
$184

 

Major Strategic Initiatives

Drive Student Success and Degree Attainment

  • Provide online tools and support for faster degree completion
  • Lead a direct campaign to Connecticut residents with college credits to facilitate them in earning an associate or bachelor's degree
  • Ensure all students achieve success at comparable rates

Continue to Improve Services and Instruction

  • Leverage technology to improve services while containing costs
  • Utilize outcomes assessment results to improve courses and programs
  • Provide quality instruction that meets nationally accepted quality standards

Expand Degree Completion Programs

  • Expand undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs to meet Connecticut's workplace needs
 

Three-Year Default Rates on Federal Student Loans

Metric  FY2012 FY2011 FY2010
Number in repayment 320 305 178
Number in default 14 22 13
Default rate 4.3% 7.2% 7.3%

Financial Metrics Based on IPEDS

State Support (in millions)
Fiscal Year Total Budget State Support Percent Support
2014 $13.34 $3.53 26%
2013 $11.51 $2.82 25%
2012 $11.30 $2.72 24%
2011 $10.81 $2.36 22%
2010 $9.56 $2.41 25%

 

Cost Per Registered Student FTE
Fiscal Year Cred. Hours Student FTE Budget
(in M)
Cost per FTE State Portion
2014 27,183 906 $13.34 $14,728 $3,829
2013 27,521 917 $11.51 $12,550 $3,138
2012 26,453 882 $11.30 $12,809 $3,074
2011 28,045 935 $10.81 $11,560 $2,543
2010 22,673 756 $9.56 $12,645 $3,161

 

Cost Per Associate and Bachelor's Degree
Fiscal Year Num. of Deg. Budget
(in M)
Cost per Degree State Portion
2014 484 $13.34 $27,569 $7,168
2013 495 $11.51 $23,250 $5,813
2012 525 $11.30 $21,519 $5,165
2011 550 $10.81 $19,651 $4,323
2010 469 $9.56 $20,382 $5,096