Charter Oak Ranked #2 Best College for Returning Adults

Charter Oak State College (, Connecticut’s public online college, has been ranked #2 of 100 colleges for Best College for Returning Adults. The national rank was awarded by College Factual and announced today by

Ed Klonoski, President, Charter Oak State College said, “We are very proud of this ranking. It speaks to the flexibility of and demand for our online workforce relevant programs, such as our new Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and the intense and successful focus on our mission of helping adults complete college degrees.”

College Factual’s rankings are unique in that they specifically address “non-traditional students who actually make up the majority of degree-seekers” and include the following categories: students returning to college after dropping out or transferring; working adults seeking flexible options; students seeking distance learning options; and professional who want to utilize life experience to earn college credit.

Factors deemed as “high importance” by College Factual were accreditation and early career salary boost. More information on the ranking can be found on

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