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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
graduates marching in

Institutional Profile and Fact Sheet

Enrollment

     

Students Registered in Charter Oak
Courses, FY 2014-15

2,915
Fall 2014 Enrollment
Head Count
FT
386
PT
1,543
Total
1,929
       
Gender      
Female 75% 66% 67%
Male 25% 34% 33%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
American Indian or
Alaska Native
<1% <1% <1%
Asian 2% 1% 1%
Black or African-American 23% 15% 17%
Hispanic 12% 12% 12%
Native Hawaiian or 
Other Pacific Islander
<1% <1% <1%
White 57% 58% 58%
Two or More Races 3% 2% 3%
Nonresident Alien <1% <1% <1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 2% 10% 8%
       
Residency      
Connecticut Resident 72% 79% 78%
Out-of-State 28% 21% 22%
       
Pell Grant Recipient      
Yes 49% 25% 30%
No 51% 75% 70%
       
Age      
Average Age 37 40 39
Age Range 19-76 16-76 16-76
       
Note: Fall enrollment figures above are based on IPEDS definitions. An additional 641 degree and certificate students were matriculated at Charter Oak in Fall 2014. 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

13,369
Students Completing Degrees and Certificates, FY 2013-14 560
   
Gender  
Female  67%
Male  33%
   
Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian or
Alaska Native
 0%
Asian  2%
Black or African-American  12%
Hispanic  12%
Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
 <1%
White  65%
Two or More Race  1%
Nonresident Alien  <1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown  8%
   
Residency  
Connecticut Resident  64%
Out-of-State 36%
   
Total Awards, FY 2013-14 583
Bachelor's Degrees 70%
Associate Degrees 13%
Certificates 17%
   
Programs of Study for Bachelor's Degree Recipients 406
Individualized Study
Business Administration
Organizational Leadership
Health Care Administration
Liberal Studies
Psychology
Early Childhood Studies
Other Programs
18%
11%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%
33%
 

Student Success

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor's Degree Students, Entry Dates July 1 - June 30

  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate
FY2008 611 387 63% 398 269 68% 87 43 49% 50 26 52% 76 49 64%
FY2007 562 356 63% 377 242 64% 75 39 52% 45 31 69% 65 44 68%
FY2006 855 563 66% 574 378 66% 97 62 64% 63 45 71% 121 78 64%
FY2005 990 657 66% 655 433 66% 111 74 67% 81 53 65% 143 97 68%
FY2004 593 380 64% 391 254 65% 61 35 57% 27 20 74% 114 71 62%

 

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

  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
FA2013 578 306 53% 340 175 51% 109 56 51% 65 36 55% 64 39 61%
FA2012 539 308 57% 308 195 63% 81 38 47% 78 39 50% 72 36 50%
FA2011 535 304 57% 345 212 61% 88 48 55% 44 22 50% 58 22 38%
FA2010 702 405 58% 420 263 63% 118 54 46% 91 43 47% 73 45 62%
FA2009 533 356 67% 366 245 67% 65 43 66% 61 43 70% 41 25 61%

 

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

  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
SP2014 384 217 57% 228 139 61% 51 26 51% 57 24 42% 48 28 58%
SP2013 359 194 54% 229 132 58% 57 27 47% 33 17 52% 40 18 45%
SP2012 368 201 55% 218 129 59% 69 38 55% 29 15 52% 52 19 37%
SP2011 351 212 60% 241 154 64% 49 28 57% 27 14 52% 34 16 47%
SP2010 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 July 1 - June 30

  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
FY2013 905 745 82% 566 478 84% 139 100 72% 109 89 82% 91 78 86%
FY2012 878 724 82% 546 469 86% 158 119 75% 77 63 82% 97 73 75%
FY2011 882 790 90% 551 506 92% 133 109 82% 106 89 84% 92 86 93%
FY2010 953 782 82% 632 527 83% 141 114 81% 113 85 75% 67 56 84%
FY2009 790 618 78% 530 424 80% 126 90 71% 75 61 81% 59 43 73%
 

 

Student Satisfaction

Percent of 2013-14 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
 

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 Stud. 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