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  • Career Services

    Each institution must publicly disclose and make available to prospective and enrolled students a statement of the institution's career and placement services, including a link to the institution's website that provides information about career and placement services offered by the institution.

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  • College Scorecard

    The College Scorecard by the US Department of Education is an online tool created for prospective students wanting to compare cost and value of higher education institutions in the country. Data is provided on several areas including Cost, Financial Aid & Debt, Graduation & Retention Rates, Employment Outcomes, Student Body Demographics, and Academic Programs.

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  • Completion/Graduation and Transfer Out Rates (Student Right to Know Act

    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 data are to be available by July 1 each year for the most recent cohort that has had 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year.​

    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 Forces, 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), for more information: http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds

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  • Gainful Employment

    The U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students in order to maintain federal financial aid eligibility for students enrolled in “gainful employment” (GE) programs. Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a 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.

    These disclosures will allow students to easily view the amount of student indebtedness incurred by students who completed the gainful employment program, the average costs of attending the program, percent of students completing the program within normal time, and job placement rates.

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  • Job Placement Rates​

    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 statistics;
    • 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 instruction is designed to prepare students.

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

    • Under this provision, 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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  • Retention Rate​

    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. For more information: http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds.

    If the retention rate information is requested by a prospective student, the information must be made available prior to the student's enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the institution.

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