Placement rates are calculated for adult students who have completed a program and earned a program certificate, or an exit point certificate, within the reporting period. The following students will be excluded from placement rates, according to our accrediting agency, Council on Occupational Education:
- Graduate Completers Unavailable for Employment: The number of graduate completers documented to be unavailable for employment because of situations such as pregnancy, other serious health-related issues (physical/mental/behavioral), caring for ill family members, incarceration, death, etc. ALSO, graduate completers who, instead of securing traditional employment, are volunteering with a foreign aid service of the Federal government, such as the Peace Corps, or who are participating on an official church mission.
- Graduate Completers Who Refused Employment: The number of graduate completers for whom the institution has documented evidence that the completers failed to keep interview appointments, enrolled in the program of instruction strictly for personal use, or simply refused an employment offer in the field of instruction.
- Graduate Completers Waiting To Take Licensure Exam PLUS Graduate Completers who are Awaiting Results: The number of graduates who have completed their programs of instruction and are waiting to take a state- or federally-administered licensure exam PLUS those graduates who took an exam and are still waiting for pass/fail results at the end of reporting period.