Institutional Profile

Charter Oak State College Graduation

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Additional information can be found at Charter Oak's College Navigator site, which is maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Student Enrollment Characteristics

IPEDS 12-Month Enrollment, FY 2020-21Total
Unduplicated Head Count2,312
IPEDS Fall 2021 EnrollmentFTPTTotal
Head Count3831,2351,618
GenderFTPTTotal
Female79%74%75%
Male21%26%25%
Race/EthnicityFTPTTotal
American Indian or Alaska Native0%0%0%
Asian4%2%3%
Black or African-American17%16%16%
Hispanic21%18%19%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander< 1%< 1%< 1%
White52%56%55%
Two or More Races3%2%2%
Nonresident Alien< 1%< 1%< 1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown3%6%5%
ResidencyFTPTTotal
Connecticut Resident89%86%86%
Out-of-State11%14%14%
AgeFTPTTotal
Average Age333837
Age Range18-6117-7317-73
Student LevelFTPTTotal
Undergraduate98%93%94%
Graduate2%7%6%
Undergraduate Pell Grant RecipientFTPTTotal
Yes51%33%37%
No49%67%63%

Note: Fall enrollment figures are based on IPEDS definitions. An additional 385 degree and certificate students were matriculated at Charter Oak but were not registered for courses during Fall 2021.

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Student Graduation Characteristics

Degree and Certificate ConferralsTotal
Degrees and Certificates Awarded Since Founding in 197318,140
Students Completing Degrees and Certificates, FY 2020-21628
GenderTotal
Female70%
Male30%
Race/EthnicityTotal
American Indian or Alaska Native< 1%
Asian3%
Black or African-American17%
Hispanic13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander< 1%
White59%
Two or More Races2%
Nonresident Alien1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown4%
ResidencyTotal
Connecticut Resident70%
Out-of-State30%
Awards Conferred, FY 2020-21Total
Associate Degrees59
Bachelor's Degrees496
Master's Degrees29
Certificates, Undergraduate & Graduate54
Total Awards638
Bachelor's Degree MajorsCompletionsPercent
Business Administration8718%
General Studies, Individualized Studies Concentration5611%
General Studies, Judaic Studies Concentration4810%
Early Childhood Education418%
Health Care Administration378%
Psychology316%
Health Information Management296%
Public Safety Administration224%
Criminal Justice214%
Cyber Security163%
Remaining 24 programs10822%
Total496100%

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Graduation Rates

Graduation rates for students first registering in Fall 2015 and planning to earn a bachelor's degree. Success is defined as completing a degree or certificate within 150% of the normal time by August 31, 2021. This equates to completing a bachelor's degree within six years, an associate degree within three years, or most certificates within a year and a half.

Student TypeGraduation Rate
All First-Time StudentsN/A
     Full-Time, First-TimeN/A
     Part-Time, First-TimeN/A
All Transfer Students62%
     Full-Time, Transfer72%
     Part-Time, Transfer60%
Overall Graduation Rate62%
GenderGraduation Rate
Female66%
Male55%
Overall Graduation Rate62%
Race/EthnicityGraduation Rate
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Asian33%
Black or African American65%
Hispanic or Latino53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander0%
White64%
Two or More Races44%
Non-Resident Alien50%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown74%
Overall Graduation Rate62%
Financial Aid StatusGraduation Rate
Recipients of a Pell Grant (within entering year)59%
Recipients of a Direct Subsidized Loan (within entering year) that did not receive a Pell Grant79%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or Direct Subsidized Loan (within entering year)60%
Overall Graduation Rate62%

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Retention Rates

One-year retention rates for bachelor's degree students first registering for courses in Fall 2020 and still taking courses or graduated by the end of Fall 2021. 

Student TypeRetention Rate
All First-Time Students (n = 22)64%
     Full-Time, First-Time (n < 10)Data suppressed
     Part-Time, First-Time (n >= 10)63%
All Transfer Students (n = 374)70%
     Full-Time, Transfer (n = 115)83%
     Part-Time, Transfer (n = 259)63%
Overall Retention Rate (n = 396)69%
GenderRetention Rate
Female (n = 291)69%
Male (n = 105)70%
Overall Retention Rate (n = 396)69%
Race/EthnicityRetention Rate
American Indian or Alaska Native (n < 10)Data suppressed
Asian (n < 10)Data suppressed
Black or African American (n = 74)61%
Hispanic or Latino (n = 76)72%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (n < 10)Data suppressed
White (n = 211)71%
Two or More Races (n = 10)50%
Non-Resident Alien (n = 0)N/A
Race/Ethnicity Unknown (n = 14)71%
Overall Retention Rate (n = 396)69%

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College Financial Metrics from IPEDS

State Support (in millions)
Fiscal YearTotal BudgetState AppropriationPercent Support
2017$15.55$3.8424.7%
2018$16.82$3.7322.2%
2019$21.66$3.1014.3%
2020$21.21$3.1114.7%
2021$23.26$3.2814.1%

Note: Total budget consists primarily of costs related to instruction, student services, academic support, and institutional support, but it includes pension and OPEB liabilities as well.

Education and Related Expenditure Per Student FTE
Fiscal YearCredit HoursStudent FTEE&R (in M)Cost Per FTE
201727,568926$14.70$15,878
201826,070878$14.81$16,870
201927,100912$17.82$19,544
202029,075977$14.87$15,222
202129,135982$17.33$17,645

Note: Education and Related Expenses (E&R) are costs associated with instruction, student services, and a prorated portion of spending on academic and institutional support. It excludes direct and indirect costs associated with research and public service, as well as spending on bookstores, residence halls, hospitals, and other independent operations. The use of E&R in these metrics comes from the Delta Cost Project and allows for comparison between diverse institutions of higher education by focusing only on their educational costs.

Education and Related Expenditure Per Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's Degree
Fiscal YearDegrees ConferredE&R (in M)Cost Per Degree
2017524$14.70$28,059
2018517$14.81$28,649
2019576$17.82$30,944
2020486$14.87$30,601
2021584$17.33$29,671

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Three-Year Default Rate on Federal Student Loans

MetricFY 2016
Cohort
FY 2017
Cohort
FY 2018
Cohort
Default rate7.54.13.4
Number in default311713
Number in repayment413405377

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Student Satisfaction

MetricValue
Percent of 2020-21 degree and certificate recipients who were satisfied or very satisfied overall with Charter Oak State College96%

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Post-Graduation Outcomes

Employment Data

The US Census Bureau provides national employment information about Charter Oak graduates through dashboards generated from the Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) project.

The Connecticut Department of Labor provides data about Connecticut residents who graduate from Charter Oak.

Connecticut Residents Who Graduated in 2017-18Value
Entered employment in the first quarter following graduation77%
Retained employment for six months100%
Average earnings in first quarter after graduation$14,450
Gain in average quarterly earnings (pre-admission to post-graduation)$2,706

Education Beyond Graduation

The National Student Clearinghouse provides data about whether recent Charter Oak graduates pursued further education after graduation. Subsequent enrollment could be at another institution of higher education or at Charter Oak. It is not uncommon for recent graduates to pursue a Charter Oak baccalaureate or master's degree after earning a previous degree at the College.

Graduation CategoryTarget DateNumber Pursuing Further StudyNumber of Degree RecipientsPercent
Earned bachelor's degree, FY 2020August 202113142131%
Earned associate degree, FY 2020August 2021354774%

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