Chat Button
News & EventsSubscribe via RSS

Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
graduates marching in

Institutional Profile and Fact Sheet

Enrollment

     

Students Registered in Charter Oak
Courses, FY 2013-14

2,489
Fall 2013 Enrollment
Head Count
FT
301
PT
1,279
Total
1,580
       
Gender      
Male 32% 35% 34%
Female 68% 65% 66%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
American Indian or
Alaska Native
<1% <1% <1%
Asian 2% 2% 2%
Black or African-American 22% 15% 16%
Hispanic 9% 11% 10%
Native Hawaiian or 
Other Pacific Islander
<1% <1% <1%
White 59% 61% 60%
Two or More Races 2% 1% 1%
Nonresident Alien <1% <1% <1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 4% 10% 9%
       
Residency      
Connecticut Resident 64% 75% 73%
Out-of-State 36% 25% 27%
       
Pell Grant Recipient      
Yes 47% 24% 28%
No 53% 76% 72%
       
Age      
Average Age 36 39 38
Age Range 19-75 16-68 16-75
       
Note: Fall enrollment figures above are based on IPEDS definitions. An additional 745 degree and certificate students were matriculated at Charter Oak in Fall 2013. 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
FA2012 530 305 58% 307 194 63% 81 38 47% 78 39 50% 64 34 53%
FA2011 521 304 58% 345 212 61% 87 48 55% 44 23 52% 45 21 47%
FA2010 701 402 57% 419 262 63% 119 53 45% 91 43 47% 72 44 61%
FA2009 528 356 67% 366 246 67% 63 42 67% 61 43 70% 38 25 66%
FA2008 454 292 64% 310 202 65% 72 45 63% 36 26 72% 36 19 53%

 

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
SP2013 345 183 53% 225 130 58% 55 27 49% 33 17 52% 32 9 28%
SP2012 360 196 54% 217 129 59% 67 36 54% 29 15 52% 47 16 34%
SP2011 342 207 61% 236 151 64% 47 27 57% 28 15 54% 31 14 45%
SP2010 298 188 63% 201 137 68% 46 22 48% 37 19 51% 14 10 71%
SP2009 285 178 62% 181 120 66% 50 25 50% 31 20 65% 23 13 57%

 

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 FY 2012-13 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

State Support (in millions)
Fiscal Year Total Budget State Support Percent Support
2013 $11.51 $2.82 25%
2012 $11.30 $2.67 24%
2011 $10.72 $3.07 29%
2010 $9.64 $3.39 35%
2009 $8.41 $2.89 34%

 

Cost Per Registered Student FTE
Fiscal Year Credit Hours Stud. FTE Budget (in M) Cost per FTE State Portion
2013 27,521 917 $11.51 $12,552 $3,138
2012 26,453 882 $11.30 $12,812 $3,075
2011 28,045 935 $10.72 $11,465 $3,325
2010 22,673 756 $9.64 $12,751 $4,463
2009 18,915 631 $8.41 $13,346 $4,584

 

Cost Per Associate and Bachelor's Degree
Fiscal Year Num. of Deg. Budget (in M) Cost per Degree State Portion
2013 495 $11.51 $23,253 $5,813
2012  525  $11.30  $21,524  $5,166
2011 550 $10.72 $19,491 $5,652
2010 469 $9.64 $20,554 $7,194
2009 483 $8.41 $17,412 $5,920