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Institutional Profile and Fact Sheet

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Enrollment

Students Registered in Charter Oak
Courses, FY 2015-16

2,507
Fall 2016 Enrollment
Head Count
FT
319
PT
1,264
Total
1,583
 
Gender   
Female73%65%67%
Male27%35%33%
 
Race/Ethnicity   
American Indian or
Alaska Native
< 1%< 1%< 1%
Asian3%1%1%
Black or
African-American
19%16%16%
Hispanic16%14%14%
Native Hawaiian or 
Other Pacific Islander
< 1%< 1%< 1%
White55%56%56%
Two or More Races3%2%2%
Nonresident Alien< 1%1%< 1%
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown
3%10%8%
 
Residency   
Connecticut Resident79%81%80%
Out-of-State21%19%20%
 
Pell Grant Recipient   
Yes45%25%29%
No55%75%71%
 
Age   
Average Age354039
Age Range15-7415-7015-74

Note: Fall enrollment figures above are based on IPEDS definitions. An additional 546 degree and certificate students were matriculated at Charter Oak in Fall 2016. 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

15,548
Students Completing Degrees and Certificates, FY 2016-17588
  
Gender 
Female64%
Male36%
  
Race/Ethnicity 
American Indian or
Alaska Native
< 1%
Asian 1%
Black or
African-American
 15%
Hispanic 12%
Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
< 1%
White 63%
Two or More Races 2%
Nonresident Alien1%
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown
 5%
  
Residency 
Connecticut Resident 74%
Out-of-State26%
  
Total Awards, FY 2016-17599
Bachelor's Degrees451
Associate Degrees73
Certificates75
  
Programs of Study for Bachelor's Degree Recipients451
Individualized Study
Business Administration
Child Studies
Health Care Administration
Psychology
Liberal Studies
Information System Studies
Other Programs
19%
16%
11%
8%
7%
7%
5%
27%
 

Student Success

Six-Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor's Degree Students, Entry Dates April 1 - March 31

Acad. YearOverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalGradRateTotalGradRateTotalGradRateTotalGradRateTotalGradRate
2010-1192151356%60035860%1526341%1055451%643859%
2009-1074042658%51631160%1034544%854958%362158%
2008-0965139060%44828263%1004949%583662%452351%
2007-0861737861%40025965%954547%482348%745169%
2006-0760438163%39825263%854755%543870%674466%

Three-Year Graduation Rates for Associate Degree Students, Entry Dates April 1 - March 31

Acad. YearOverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalGradRateTotalGradRateTotalGradRateTotalGradRateTotalGradRate
2013-14762026%491633%15213%10110%2150%
2012-13791823%461533%21210%9111%300%
2011-12531223%28829%1417%600%5360%
2010-11731014%35514%20210%1100%7343%
2009-10601423%401230%600%1218%2150%

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

Fall OverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRate
201553632460%31219964%935054%774255%543361%
201476644558%44126861%1487349%1056158%724360%
201358031254%33617652%1095651%653655%704463%
201254831758%31119864%803848%773951%804253%
201155632358%34921461%884855%462452%733751%

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

Spring OverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRate
201539720451%24413455%602643%482756%451738%
201438621957%22914061%532751%572442%472860%
201335919454%22913258%572747%331752%401845%
201236820054%21712859%693855%291552%531936%
201136222161%24115464%492857%271452%452556%

Thirteen-Month Persistence Rates, Still Enrolled or Graduated at 13 Months, Entry Dates April 1 - March 31

Acad. YearOverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRate
2014-15116487375%68653979%20713163%15412078%1178371%
2013-1496679282%56548185%16212879%1228771%1179682%
2012-1390775083%54046586%1379368%1108880%12010487%
2011-1292474481%56648285%15711674%755877%1268870%
2010-11107796990%66861592%16814385%1199882%12211393%
 

Student Satisfaction

Percent of 2015-16 associate and
bachelor's degree recipients who were
satisfied or very satisfied overall with
Charter Oak State College
96%

Employment Information

Of the 2014-15 graduates who are Connecticut residents: 
-  Entered employment in the first quarter following graduation
82%
-  Retained employment for six months
95%
-  Weekly wages upon entering employment
$1,035
-  Change in post-graduation weekly wages compared to pre-program wages
$357

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
 

Three-Year Default Rates on Federal Student Loans

MetricFY2013FY2012FY2011
Number in repayment361320305
Number in default191422
Default rate5.2%4.3%7.2%

Financial Metrics Based on IPEDS

State Support (in millions)

Fiscal YearTotal BudgetState AppropriationPercent Support
2016$15.99$3.3721%
2015$14.93$3.0620%
2014$13.34$2.7020%
2013$11.51$2.4721%
2012$11.30$2.6123%

Cost Per Registered Student FTE

Fiscal
Year
Credit
Hours
Student
FTE
Budget
(in M)
Cost per
FTE
201628,499950$15.99$16,834
201532,0981,070$14.93$13,949
201427,183906$13.34$14,728
201327,521917$11.51$12,550
201226,453882$11.30$12,809

Cost Per Associate and Bachelor's Degree

Fiscal
Year
Num. of
Degrees
Budget
(in M)
Cost per
Degree
2016607$15.99$26,346
2015535$14.93$27,898
2014484$13.34$27,569
2013495$11.51$23,250
2012525$11.30$21,519