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How disclosed: Made available through electronic media

Office/person responsible: Strategic Planning and Accountability

Each institution must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students the completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree seeking, first-time full-time undergraduate students. The completion and graduation rates must be disaggregated by gender, major racial/ethnic subgroups, recipients of Federal Grant and subsidized Direct Stafford loans, recipients of neither Federal Pell Grant nor subsidized Direct Stafford Loans.

The data are to be available by July 1 each year for the most recent cohort that has and 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year. If the information is requested by a prospective student, it must be a made available prior to the student’s enrolling or entering information into any financial obligation with the institution.

Note: Institutions may add other information to their completion/graduation rate disclosures (e.g. graduation rates for other time-frames, but the HEA required information must be identifiable and separate from any additional information).

An institution that determines that its mission includes providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in another Title IV, HEA eligible institution must disclose a transfer out rate for each cohort.

A student shall be counted as a completion or graduation if the student earns a degree or certificate or completes a transfer preparatory program within 150 percent of normal time for the student’s program.

Institutions are allowed to exclude from completion/graduation or transfer –out rate calculations those students who leave school to serve in the Armed Force, on official church missions, or with a federal foreign aid service or are deceased or totally and permanently disabled.

Note: These data are collected in the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (GRS)

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How disclosed: Made available through electronic media

Office/person responsible: Strategic Planning and Accountability, Financial Aid Office, and Academic Affairs Office

Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in recognized occupation.” Public institutions are required to report this information for all undergraduate programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards.

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How disclosed: Recruitment brochures

Office/person responsible: Strategic Planning and Accountability

An institution that advertises job placement rates as a means of recruiting students to enroll must make available to prospective students, at or before the time the prospective student applies for enrollment.

  • The most recent available data concerning employment statistics and graduation statics;
  • Any other information necessary to substantiate the truthfulness of the advertisements; and
  • Relevant state licensing requirements of the state in which the institution is located for any job for which the course of instructions is designed to prepare students.

How disclosed: Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media

Office/person responsible: Strategic Planning and Accountability

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information regarding placement in employment of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of the institution’s degree or certificate programs.

Under these provisions, institutions are not required to calculate placement rates, but an institution must disclose any placement rates it calculates for any program.

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How disclosed: Made available through electronic media

Office/person responsible: Strategic Planning and Accountability

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students the retention rate of certificate or degree seeking, first-time, undergraduate students (as reported to IPEDS). This information is collected in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey).

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