(posted January 31, 2013)
Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible certificate program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here represents only one year's data, but will be updated as more statistics become available in the future.
Arapahoe Community College is committed to providing current and prospective students with the information they need to make informed education and career decisions. We hope this information is helpful to you.
If you have any questions regarding the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to contact Claudio Rebollo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on Gainful Employment requirements
- Occupations associated with each program area
- Occupations associated with each program were identified using mappings provided by NCES, and may not match Department of Labor ONET codes exactly. Please note that some programs could not be matched.
- Placement rates for each program area
- Placement rates are the AY 11 graduate placement rates as used for VE-135 reporting. Rates are based on both certificate and degree completers, as VE- 135 does not differentiate. Percentage placed are the number who indicated they were employed on their follow up surveys out of those who indicated they
were employed or seeking employment.
- The Zero Placement Rate Category provides additional information on those programs whose placement rate is 0% due to reporting issues, rather than a lack of placed students.
- On-time completion rate for each program area
- On-time graduation is defined as completing the specified program in a one or two year time period, based on the degree level as reported to SURDS.
- Tuition and fees information for each program area
- Tuition and Fees information is based on Academic Year 2012 (AY 12) costs.
- Please note that total credit hours were not available for all award options within a CTE approved program.
- Book costs are calculated by dividing the CDHE recommend books and supplies parameter for financial aid student budgets for one semester by 15 credits per semester and multiplying that by the number of credits required for the program.
- Term length is based on full-time enrollment.
- ACC does not have on-campus housing
- Median loan debt per program area
- Median loan debt is based on the total amount of Stafford and other loans taken out by students as reported on the SURDS financial aid files for AY 09-12.
- Data is not provided for those programs that had less than 5 graduates to protect student privacy.