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Completion/Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

(Student Right-to-Know Act)

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research

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 Pell 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 had 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 made available prior to the student's enrolling or entering 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 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, check the Retention Rate below. 

Link to information: Contained in the Students-Right to-Know Graduation & Transfer-Out Rates document.

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Gainful Employment

How Disclosed:

Made available through electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research; Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

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 and graduate programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards. Degree programs at all levels are not considered to be gainful employment programs.

Link to information: Gainful Employment Disclosures for Programs at Normandale

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Job Placement Rates

How Disclosed:

Information made available to prospective students. We currently do not use this for recruiting students and thus do not need to comply with this requirement at this time.

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.

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Status of Graduates (within one year)

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research

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. [Institutions must identify the source of the placement information, and any time frames and methodology associated with it.]

Under this provision, institutions are not required to calculate placement rates, but an Institution must disclose any placement rates it calculates for any program.

Link to information: Status of Graduates (within one year) PDF

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Retention Rate

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research

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.) [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.

Retention Rates, 2016

 

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Program Licensures/Examination Pass Rates

How Disclosed:

Made available through electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research

The Higher Learning Commission requires that the college publicly disclose licensure pass rate for professional programs.

Link to information: Program Licensures/Examination Pass Rates PDF

 

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