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CU and Charter Oak State College

College Unbound and Charter Oak State College


Currently, College Unbound operates as an Individualized Studies program in Organizational and Community Studies at Charter Oak State College. College Unbound has partnered with Charter Oak State College to help students earn college degrees. College Unbound provides the support services—weekly on ground cohort seminars, one-on-one coaching with Academic Advisors, Personal Learning Plan Development, and Project Coaching. Charter Oak provides the courses (many designed by College Unbound and taught by College Unbound recommended faculty). Together, they have created a project-based concentration to help students develop 21st century work skills. Students can develop an individualized concentration to meet their unique needs, or select a subject area concentration. Students become part of the Charter Oak student body, and as such are eligible for all support services. Students graduate with a certificate from College Unbound and a degree from Charter Oak State College.


Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College ( is Connecticut’s only public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs in high-demand fields including Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Business, Public Safety and Information Systems.  Charter Oak students complete degrees through online courses and alternative approaches to earning credit.  Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education