In June 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on several issues related to program integrity under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Among other things, the NPRM included proposed rules for:
"Establishing requirements for institutions to disclose on their Web site and in promotional materials to prospective students, the on-time completion rate, placement rate, median loan debt, program cost, and other information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in recognized occupations."
The Gainful Employment Disclosure is intended to provide information about Coleman University's programs, pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations related to programs that prepare students for gainful employment. Coleman University is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
- On-time Completion Rate (as defined in 34 CFR 668.6 (c)). This number is based on the students who graduated during the award year, and did so within "normal time." Normal time is based on the published length of the program in the catalog. This rate is not reflective of the overall completion rate of the program. Normal time may be affected by scheduling changes, or failed courses.
- Program Cost is the tuition and fees charged for the program. This is the estimated cost to complete the program.
- Placement Rate is based on the calculation required by Coleman University's accrediting body, ACICS. ACICS defines placement rates as the number of graduates who complete the program within 150% of scheduled time, during the reporting period, who were available for employment, and found a job in their field of training. ACICS requires reporting on a per campus basis.
- Median Loan Debt is the median debt incurred through Title IV HEA loans and other private financing sources by students who complete the program. Coleman University does not offer institutional financing or loans.
State Average Salary Information from EDD
State average salary information can be found in the California Occupational Guide section on the Employment Development Department (CA) website. Full descriptions can be found at: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/Search.aspx
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Institutions are required to disclose certain information about programs in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in recognized occupations.
O*NET is the main source for occupational information. The data is available free to the public. Occupations are identified by a code. Select the code (called an SOC code) from the table below and enter it into the O*NET database to access information concerning the occupation in which you are interested.
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Median Loan Debt For Each Program Area
Median Loan debt is based on the total amount of Stafford and other educational loans taken out by students. Median loan debt data are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy (for more information, visit http://ifap.ed.gov/GainfulEmploymentInfo/2011GEFAQ.html#Reporting).
Job Placement Rates For Each Program Area
Job placement rates provide the Fiscal Year 2011 graduate placement rates. Percentage placed is the number who indicated they were employed in follow-up surveys. The “Job Placement Rate” category denotes if a gainful employment program did not have completers during the Fiscal Year 2011, as well as if reporting of the job placement rate is not required by the State or an accreditor (for more information, visit http://ifap.ed.gov/GainfulEmploymentInfo/2011GEFAQ.html#Reporting).
Gainful Employment-Debt Measures: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/06/13/2011-13905/program-integrity-gainful-employment-debt-measures