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).
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.