Charter Oak State College

55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT

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Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College is a Connecticut-based public online college offering a range of associate, bachelor, and master degree programs.  Charter Oak State College is accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.

Charter Oak State College offers a range of programs including degrees in health care, business, public safety, information systems, cybersecurity, leadership, and organizational effectiveness.  As an online college, Charter Oak encourages students to complete an array of degrees offered by the school while leveraging exclusive use of their affordable and accelerated courses.

COSC offers an array of degree paths for students for graduate and undergraduate students.  The graduate degree programs currently include Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership for both non-profit organizations and for-profit entities.

Undergraduate programs include Associate Degrees in programs such as AA in General Studies or AS in General Studies.  Likewise, Bachelor degrees at COSC offer students the ability to choose from the following:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Cyber Security
  • Business Administration
  • General Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety Administration
  • Health Information Management

Charter Oak allows concentrations and majors offered to be coupled with other approved sources of credit that may include: CLEP and DSST standardized tests, most credits earned at a regionally-accredited college, military training and occupation evaluated by ACE, Connecticut Credit Assessment Program (CCAP), portfolio assessment, faculty approved licensure, and some certifications.

The admissions team at Charter Oak State College provide students with an array of resources to maximize financial aid opportunities.  Alternatives include grants, scholarships, PLUS loans, work-study programs, federal student loan options, and private educational loans.  To learn more about special events, financial aid, and current scholarship opportunities at COSC visit their financial aid portal.

Professors at Charter Oak State College also hold teaching positions at other accredited colleges and universities or are professionals with a broad range of career pedigree.  With a vibrant alumni network, graduates from Charter Oak State College are well connected and have a 97% satisfaction rating for the college upon graduation.

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Security and Protective Services

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

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Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Receiving Grants & Scholarships48%$3,304
Student Loans (Federal)39%$7,751

Contact Information

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