If you become a student at Charter Oak, you’ll be ready to earn your degree, whatever it may be, among a small population of college students. The student population is listed as just over 1,600, and most of them are undergraduates like you. The school itself is a public, four-year college. Charter Oak State College is distinguished from other colleges and universities by offering every degree program solely by distance learning or online education. Thus, you’ll be able to attend your classes from wherever you live: no commute, no wear and tear on your car, no need to spend money on a bus.
Overview of Charter Oak State College
The college offers degrees to students seeking certificate programs lasting less than one year, certificates ranging to almost two years, associate degrees, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. If you have a major in mind, such as nursing, you’ll be able to take your program fully online if you choose, such as training as a nursing assistant or in criminal justice administration.
Even though every class is offered online, you still need to think of the student-to-faculty ratio. Luckily, this is 14 to 1, making it fairly easy to have virtual meetings with your professors and you can expect to get a relatively quick response if you need to email them because you are having trouble with a class.
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||14:1|
Top Rankings For Charter Oak State College
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||NA|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
When you look at the cost of education at Charter Oak State College, you may be shocked at how low it is compared to other schools. The total cost includes tuition ( in- or out-of-state), books and supplies, other costs, and, if you live on your own in New Britain where the headquarters of the school is located, the cost of rent, utilities, and food. The overall total is just under $18,300. However, you and your family aren’t likely to end up paying the entire cost. After the financial aid office helps you put together a financial aid package, what is left for you to pay is called the average net price. As of a recent academic year, this average was $10,724.
During the same school year, 100% of the freshman class qualified for financial aid. Each of those students received grants or scholarships averaging $6,629. None of the students received institutional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$6,629|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$3,824|
- Tuition In-State - $8,553
- Tuition Out-of-State - $11,166
- Books and Supplies - $1,600
- Room & Board - $3,824
- Other - $4,304
Charter Oak’s retention rate is 100%. This means that every first-year student returns to the school for their second year of classes. This is a decision you may find yourself struggling with for several reasons. You may wonder if you’ll find classes that are better elsewhere, though you’d have to start all over, getting used to a new campus and instructors. Other Charter Oak students have decided that sticking with their program is right for their goals and it’s likely to be a good decision for you as well.
Having any time conflicts between your work, other obligations, and classes is unlikely to happen since all classes are online. You should be able to study at whatever times are most convenient for you.
The most popular degree programs at Charter Oak include liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities; business, management, marketing and related support services; health professions and related programs; psychology; and homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||249 Total Graduates / 54%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies||249 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||65 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||65 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||64 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Health/Health Care Administration/Management||36 Graduates|
|Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator||28 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||33 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Psychology, General||33 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services||27 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration||18 Graduates|
|Criminal Justice/Safety Studies||9 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||6%|
Outcome & Salary
Once you graduate from college, you should be ready to begin working in the field in which you earned your degree. Graduates from Charter Oak State College have average early-career salaries of about $42,400. Their mid-career salaries increase to $62,700 and their average overall salaries sit at around $74,700.
The average 4-year cost of education at Charter Oak is $42,896. This impacts your 10-year salary earnings potential which, as a graduate of Charter Oak, is $749,450. Your 20-year salary earnings potential will increase to $1,376,450. If you subtract your cost of education from both of these totals; this makes your 10-year projected return on investment (ROI) $705,554 and your 20-year ROI $1,333,554.
High school graduates who go straight to work earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$42,400|
|College Grads Average Salary||$74,945|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$62,700|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$749,450|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,376,450|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$42,896|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$706,554|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,333,554|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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