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Online College sees demand rise in Registration Rate and Credits

August 28, 2023 – New Britain, CT — Charter Oak State College, Connecticut’s public online College, reported growth in enrollment, retention and credits for its Fall Term 1 semester beginning August 28, 2023.

The online College, which offers online career-focused degrees and certificates in growth-oriented fields including Health Care, Early Childhood Education, Business, Public Safety/First Responders, Social Work and Nursing, said its Registered Student count increased 7.5% over last year, Total Credits taken increased 13.9% over last year, and Total Enrollment is up 5.3% over last year.

College President Ed Klonoski observed, “Our degree programs are carefully curated to be career-focused, accredited programs built and chosen for our smart, selective students pursuing today’s careers. We realize students have choices.  Our goal is not to have every program, but to have those that make a real career difference for our learners – our students agree.”

Virtual Open Houses September – Next Term Start October 30

For prospective students who may have missed the August start, the College offers six start dates including its popular October 30th start.

A Virtual Undergraduate Open House will be held September 13 @ 5:30 PM ET; and a Graduate Open House will be held September 27 @ 5:30 PM ET.  Attendees can apply free to the College – a $50 savings.  Prospective students interested in learning more about the College and its programs can RSVP for September Virtual Open Houses here –


About Charter Oak

Celebrating 50 years, Charter Oak State College (<>) is Connecticut’s public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including Health Information Management, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Social Work and Business Administration. The College offers master’s degrees in Health Informatics, Health Care Administration and Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership.  Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education.