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Institutional Profile and Fact Sheet

Enrollment

     

Students registered in Charter Oak
Courses, FY 2012-13

2,592
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 744 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

12,775
Students Completing Degrees and Certificates, FY 2012-13 573
   
Gender  
Female  69%
Male  31%
   
Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian or
Alaska Native
 <1%
Asian  2%
Black or African-American  14%
Hispanic  9%
Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
 0%
White  60%
Two or More Race  1%
Nonresident Alien  <1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown  13%
   
Residency  
Connecticut Resident  65%
Out-of-State 35%
   
Total Awards, FY 2012-13 600
Bachelor's Degrees 72%
Associate Degrees 11%
Certificates 17%
   
Bachelor's Degree Concentrations 429
Individualized Study
Business Administration
Psychology
Liberal Studies
Child Studies
Organizational Leadership
Health Care Administration
Other Concentrations
21%
10%
9%
8%
7%
6%
5%
34%
 

 

Student Success

One-Year Persistence Rates for Degree and Certificate Students, Entry Dates April - October
Fall Cohort Num. Total Asian Black Hisp. White
Cohort Size Per. Rate Rate Rate Rate Rate
2011 448 281 63% 42% 64% 56% 65%
2010 575 374 65% 69% 55% 53% 70%
2009 397 291 73% 100% 75% 75% 75%
2008 332 238 72% 100% 88% 77% 82%
2007 297 183 62% -- 50% 40% 68%
 
Six-Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor's Degree Students, Entry Dates September - August
Acad. Cohort Num. Total Asian Black Hisp. White
Year Size Grad. Rate Rate Rate Rate Rate
2006 754 503 67% 62% 66% 75% 66%
2005 1,145 756 66% 65% 66% 65% 66%
2004 555 365 66% 69% 61% 75% 66%
2003 601 361 60% 73% 54% 66% 62%
2002 593 334 56% 63% 60% 56% 54%
 

 

Student Satisfaction

Percent of FY 2011-12 associate and bachelor's degree recipients who were satisfied or very satisfied overall with Charter Oak State College 98%

 

Employment Information

Of the 2010-11 graduates who are Connecticut residents:  
-  Entered employment within three months of graduating
77%
-  Retained employment for six months
94%
-  Weekly wages upon entering employment
$1,076
-  Change in weekly wages between 2nd and 3rd quarter after graduating
$270

 

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 meeting Connecticut's workplace needs
 

Financial Metrics

State Support (in millions)
Fiscal Year Total Budget State Support Percent Support
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
2012 26,453 882 $11.30 $12,812 $3,030
2011 28,045 935 $10.72 $11,469 $3,284
2010 22,673 756 $9.64 $12,757 $4,686
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
2012  625  $11.30  $18,076  $4,276
2011 550 $10.72 $19,494 $5,582
2010 469 $9.64 $20,557 $7,228
2009 483 $8.41 $17,422 $5,983