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 July 1 - June 30

Fiscal Yr  Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate Total Grad Rate
2009 690 406 59% 475 292 61% 106 50 47% 62 38 61% 47 26 55%
2008 611 387 63% 398 269 68% 87 43 49% 50 26 52% 76 49 64%
2007 562 356 63% 377 242 64% 75 39 52% 45 31 69% 65 44 68%
2006 855 563 66% 574 378 66% 97 62 64% 63 45 71% 121 78 64%
2005 990 657 66% 655 433 66% 111 74 67% 81 53 65% 143 97 68%

 

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 765 442 58% 440 265 60% 149 73 49% 105 61 58% 71 43 61%
2013 578 306 53% 340 175 51% 109 56 51% 65 36 55% 64 39 61%
2012 539 308 57% 308 195 63% 81 38 47% 78 39 50% 72 36 50%
2011 535 304 57% 345 212 61% 88 48 55% 44 22 50% 58 22 38%
2010 702 405 58% 420 263 63% 118 54 46% 91 43 47% 73 45 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 384 217 57% 228 139 61% 51 26 51% 57 24 42% 48 28 58%
2013 359 194 54% 229 132 58% 57 27 47% 33 17 52% 40 18 45%
2012 368 201 55% 218 129 59% 69 38 55% 29 15 52% 52 19 37%
2011 351 212 60% 241 154 64% 49 28 57% 27 14 52% 34 16 47%
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 July 1 - June 30

Fiscal Yr Overall White Black Hispanic All Others
Cohort Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate Total Pers Rate
2014 910 758 83% 529 457 86% 156 127 81% 117 85 73% 108 89 82%
2013 905 745 82% 566 478 84% 139 100 72% 109 89 82% 91 78 86%
2012 878 724 82% 546 469 86% 158 119 75% 77 63 82% 97 73 75%
2011 882 790 90% 551 506 92% 133 109 82% 106 89 84% 92 86 93%
2010 953 782 82% 632 527 83% 141 114 81% 113 85 75% 67 56 84%
 

 

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
 

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