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Charter Oak State College

There are no classes at Charter Oak State College — at least not in traditional classrooms. Students who transfer to COSC have their credits from other institutions evaluated by faculty and finish their degrees online. There is no residency requirement and no limit or expiration date on the number of transfer credits students can earn.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College

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There are no classes at Charter Oak State College — at least not in traditional classrooms. Students who transfer to COSC have their credits from other institutions evaluated by faculty and finish their degrees online. There is no residency requirement and no limit or expiration date on the number of transfer credits students can earn.

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Charter Oak State College is Connecticut's public online college offering bachelor's and associate degree completion programs for adults. The college was established in 1973 by the Connecticut legislature and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.

The college offers degree completion programs in a number of high-demand fields including Business, Health Care, Public Safety, Information Systems and more.

Students can complete degrees in many concentrations through the exclusive use of affordable and accelerated online courses offered by the college. In other cases, concentrations may be completed by combining Charter Oak's courses and other sources of credit.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,580
Gender 34% Male / 66% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 20% Full Time / 80% Part Time
Geography 75% In State / 25% Out of State / 0% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 56%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 10%
Ethnicity Unknown 16%
Black or African American 14%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center
  • Counseling Services: veteran's counselor adult (re-entering) student services/programs financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): external degree program independent study accelerated program student-designed major dual enrollment of high school students liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (86%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (13%), Health/Health Care Administration/Management (0%), Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage systems, processes, and facilities used to collect, store, secure, retrieve, analyze, and transmit medical records and other health information used by clinical professionals and health care organizations. Includes instruction in the principles and basic content of the biomedical and clinical sciences, information technology and applications, data and database management, clinical research methodologies, health information resources and systems, office management, legal requirements, and professional standards.

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Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Administration & Faculty

President Ed Klonoski
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,192 Same as On-Campus
Fees $540 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $6,732 $6,732

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,136 Same as On-Campus
Fees $720 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $8,856 $8,856

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.charteroak.edu/current/sfa.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.charteroak.edu/netcost.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

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