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Charter Oak State College

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Charter Oak is a unique distance learning college within the Connecticut system of higher education. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut State Board for Higher Education. NEASC is the accrediting board for colleges and universities located in the New England area. They are one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. In addition to Charter Oak State College, their members include the Brown University, Boston College, Harvard, and many other reputable institutions.

harter Oak State College (www.CharterOak.edu), Connecticut’s public online college, has been ranked #2 of 100 colleges forBest College for Returning Adults. The national rank was awarded by College Factual and announced today by Forbes.com.

Ed Klonoski, President, Charter Oak State College said, “We are very proud of this ranking. It speaks to the flexibility of and demand for our online workforce relevant programs, such as our new Master of Science in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership, and the intense and successful focus on our mission of helping adults complete college degrees.”

College Factual’s rankings are unique in that they specifically address “non-traditional students who actually make up the majority of degree-seekers” and include the following categories: students returning to college after dropping out or transferring; working adults seeking flexible options; students seeking distance learning options; and professional who want to utilize life experience to earn college credit.

Factors deemed as “high importance” by College Factual were accreditation and early career salary boost. More information on the ranking can be found on Forbes.com.


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