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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

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

Our 2015 Graduation & Commencement Ceremony is on Sunday, May 31 at 1:30pm!
General Information | More Details | Live Webcast | #charteroak2015 on Social Media

Charter Oak State College is an Accredited College

With many flexible ways to complete your degree, our accreditation may seem too good to be true, but we are indeed a regionally accredited state instituion.

We do in fact offer the best of both worlds - the flexibility and convenience of distance education, coupled with the academic credentials and personal support that are more typical of a traditional college.

Charter Oak's Accreditation

Charter Oak State College is licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut and regionally accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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    The New England Association of Schools and Colleges

    NEASC is the accrediting board for colleges and universities located in the New England area. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

The College is governed by The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.

The HIM Bachelor of Science program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).