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Enrollment

Students Registered in
Courses, FY 2016-17
2,330
Fall 2017 Enrollment
Head Count
FT
296
PT
1,204
Total
1,500
GenderFTPTTotal
Female69%67%68%
Male31%33%32%
Race/EthnicityFTPTTotal
American Indian or
Alaska Native
2%< 1%< 1%
Asian3%2%2%
Black or
African-American
20%16%17%
Hispanic12%15%15%
Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
0%0%0%
White55%55%55%
Two or More Races3%3%3%
Nonresident Alien1%< 1%< 1%
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown
4%9%8%
ResidencyFTPTTotal
Connecticut Resident78%81%80%
Out-of-State22%19%20%
Pell Grant RecipientFTPTTotal
Yes54%27%32%
No46%73%68%
AgeFTPTTotal
Average Age363939
Age Range16-5918-7516-75
Student LevelFTPTTotal
Undergraduate98%94%94%
Graduate2%6%6%

Note: Fall enrollment figures above are based on IPEDS definitions. An additional 422 degree and certificate students were matriculated at Charter Oak in Fall 2017. 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 197315,709
Students Completing Degrees and Certificates, FY 2016-17588
Gender
Female64%
Male36%
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or
Alaska Native
< 1%
Asian1%
Black or
African-American
15%
Hispanic12%
Native Hawaiian or
Other Pacific Islander
< 1%
White63%
Two or More Races2%
Nonresident Alien1%
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown
5%
Residency
Connecticut Resident74%
Out-of-State26%
Total Awards, FY 2016-17593
Bachelor's Degrees451
Associate Degrees73
Certificates69
Bachelor's Degree Programs of Study
Individualized Study19%
Business Administration16%
Child Studies11%
Health Care Administration8%
Psychology7%
Liberal Studies7%
Information System Studies5%
Other Programs27%

Student Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acad. YearOverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRate
201236820054%21712859%693855%291552%531936%
201335919454%22913258%572747%331752%401845%
201438621957%22914061%532751%572442%472860%
201539720451%24413455%602643%482756%451738%
201632717253%1789855%562748%553055%381745%

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

Acad. YearOverallWhiteBlackHispanicAll Others
CohortTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRateTotalPersRate
2011-1292474481%56648285%15711674%755877%1268870%
2012-1390775083%54046586%1379368%1108880%12010487%
2013-1496679282%56548185%16212879%1228771%1179682%
2014-15116487375%68653979%20713163%15412078%1178371%
2015-1686464775%49540181%15110066%1338866%855868%

Student Satisfaction
Percent of 2015-16 associate and bachelor's degree recipients who were satisfied or very satisfied overall with Charter Oak State College96%
Employment Information
Of the 2014-15 graduates who are Connecticut residents:
Entered employment in the first quarter following graduation82%
Retained employment for six months95%
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
MetricFY2012FY2013FY2014
Number in repayment320361372
Number in default141922
Default rate4.3%5.2%5.9%

Financial Metrics Based on IPEDS

State Support (in millions)
Fiscal YearTotal BudgetState AppropriationPercent Support
2012$11.30$2.6123%
2013$11.51$2.4721%
2014$13.34$2.7020%
2015$14.93$3.0620%
2016$15.99$3.3721%
Cost Per Registered Student FTE
Fiscal
Year
Credit
Hours
Student
FTE
Budget
(in M)
Cost per
FTE
201226,453882$11.30$12,809
201327,521917$11.51$12,550
201427,183906$13.34$14,728
201532,0981,070$14.93$13,949
201628,499950$15.99$16,834
Cost Per Associate and Bachelor's Degree
Fiscal
Year
Num. of
Degrees
Budget
(in M)
Cost per
Degree
2012525$11.30$21,519
2013495$11.51$23,250
2014484$13.34$27,569
2015535$14.93$27,898
2016607$15.99$26,346