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Subject Area

  • Completion/ Graduation and Transfer-out Rates (Including Disaggregated Completion/ Graduation Rates)
    (Student Right-to-Know Act)
  • Disaggregated Completion/ Graduation Rates
  • Exclusions

Requirement Applies to

All Institutions That Participate in Title IV, HEA Student Financial Aid Programs and That Enroll First-time, Full-Time Under-graduate Students

Requirement

  • HEOA Sec. 488(a)(2) amended HEA Sec. 485(a) (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)): new HEA Sec. 485(a)(4)
  • HEOA Sec. 488(a)(3) amended HEA Sec. 485(a) (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)): added HEA Sec. 485(a)(7)
  • HEOA amendments effective August 14, 2008 (see exception below)
  • 34 CFR 668.41(a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.45, 34 CFR 668.8(b)(1)(ii)
  • October 29, 2009 FR notice (revised 34 CFR 668.45)

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.
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 timeframes, 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.
Note: These data are collected in the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (GRS)
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The HEOA (Sec. 488(a)(3)) added a provision requiring that the completion or graduation rates must be disaggregated by

  • gender
  • major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan

Students are to be considered to have received a grant or loan if they received it [for] the period used for determining the cohort − fall term or full year.
These disaggregated rates are to be disclosed only If the number of students in each group is sufficient to yield statistically reliable information and not reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student. The requirement for disaggregation does not apply to 2-year degree-granting institutions until academic year 2011-2012.
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.
The HEOA (Sec. 488(a)(2)) added a provision that applies to institutions for which students who leave school to serve in the Armed Forces, on official church missions, or with a recognized federal foreign aid service represent 20 percent or more of the certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time undergraduates at the institution. Those institutions may include the students who leave for such service in their completion/graduation rate calculations but allow for the time the students were not enrolled due to their service by adding the time period the students were not enrolled due to their service to the 150 percent of normal time used in the calculations.

How Disclosed

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media

Links:

Subject Area

Completion/ Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Including Disaggregated Completion/ Graduation Rates) (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Requirement Applies to

All Institutions Participating in Title IV, HEA Student Financial Aid Programs That Enroll Students who Receive Athletically Related Student Aid

How Disclosed

Provided to prospective student athletes and others at time offer is made of athletically related student aid

Links:

Subject Area

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Requirement Applies to

All Co-Educational Institutions Participating in Title IV, HEA Programs That Have an Inter-collegiate Athletic Program

Requirement

  • HEA Sec. 485(g) (20 U.S.C. 1092(g))
  • Institutional requirements not changed by HEOA.
  • 34 CFR 668-41(a)-(b), 34 CFR 668.41(g), 34 CFR 668.47
  • October 29, 2009 FR notice (revised 34 CFR 668.41(g))

By October 15 each year, a co-educational institution that has an intercollegiate athletic program must make information about the program available to current and prospective students and to the public. Current and prospective students must be provided a notice of their right to request such information (included in annual notice to current students, see subject # 1). If the information is provided on a website, the notice must provide the exact electronic address, brief description of the report, and a statement that the institution will provide a paper copy upon request.
The report also must be submitted to the Department of Education. The Department of Education is required to make the information available to the public and to notify all secondary schools of the availability of the information and how it may be accessed.
The report must include, for the preceding year

  • the number of male and the number of female full-time undergraduates enrolled
  • unduplicated head count of participants on at least one varsity team, by gender
  • list of the varsity teams that competed in intercollegiate athletic competition, and for each team
    - total number of participants, the number of participants who also participated on another varsity team, and the number of other varsity teams on which they participated
    - total operating expenses
    - whether the head coach was male or female and whether the head coach was assigned to the team on a full-time or part-time basis, and for part-time head coaches whether the coach was a full- or part-time employee of the institution
    - number of male and the number of female assistant coaches, and the number of male and the number of female assistant coaches who were assigned to the team on a full-time or part-time basis
    - the number of part-time assistant coaches who were full-time and part-time employees of the institution
  • total revenues attributable to intercollegiate athletic activities, and the revenues from football, men's basketball, women's basketball, all other men's sports combined, and all other women's sports combined
  • total revenues generated across all men's teams and across all women's teams
  • total amount of money spent on athletically related student aid, separately for men's and women's teams overall
  • ratio of athletically related student aid awarded to male athletes to athletically related student aid awarded to female athletes
  • total amount of expenditures on recruiting, separately for men's teams and women's teams overall;
  • average annual institutional salary of head coaches of men's teams and of women's teams, across all offered sports
  • average annual institutional salary of the assistant coaches of men's teams and of women's teams, across all offered sports
  • total expenses attributable to intercollegiate athletic activities, and the expenses attributable to football, men's basketball, women's basketball, all other men's sports combined, and all other women's sports combined

How Disclosed

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

Links:

Subject Area

Placement in Employment

Requirement Applies to

All Institutions Participating in Title IV, HEA Student Financial Aid Programs

Requirement

  • HEOA Sec. 488(a)(1)(E) amended HEA Sec. 485(a)(1) (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)(1)): added HEA Sec. 485(a)(1)(R)
  • HEOA amendment effective August 14, 2008
  • October 29, 2009 FR notice (revised 34 CFR 668.41(d))

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 timeframes 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 [the institution] or any program.

How Disclosed

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media

Links:

Subject Area

Job Placement Rates

Requirement Applies to

Institutions That Participate in the Title IV, HEA Programs and Advertise Job Placement Rates for Student Recruitment

Requirement

  • HEA Sec. 487(a)(8) (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)(8)) (34 CFR 668.14(b)(10))
  • Not changed by HEOA

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.

How Disclosed

Information made available to prospective students

Links: Virginia Tech does not use job placement rates as a means of recruiting students; however, information regarding the placement in and types of employment obtained by graduates is available at the following link:

Subject Area

Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the Institution's Graduates Enroll

Requirement Applies to

All Institutions Participating in Title IV, HEA Programs That Have 4-Year Degree Programs

Requirement

  • HEOA Sec. 488(a)(1)(E) amended HEA Sec. 485(a)(1) (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)(1)): added HEA Sec. 485(a)(1)(S)
  • HEOA amendment effective August 14, 2008
  • October 29, 2009 FR notice (revised 34 CFR 668.41(d))

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the institution's 4-year degree programs enroll.
Institutions must identify the source of the information, and any timeframes and methodology associated with it.

How Disclosed

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media

Links: