Charter Oak State College

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Semesters with 15-week, 8-week, and 5-week sessions.
First year of program 1998-1999

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 0
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 187
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 88%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 70%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 61%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 0
Part-time faculty with doctorate 83
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 2
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 11
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 4
Online courses 336
Five most popular majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 100%
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All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Charter Oak State College is adult-friendly, regionally-accredited, and affordable.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 8
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams No
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school) N/A

List of Student Assessments Administered

Academic Profile (ETS) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 6
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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