Pursuant to the Student Right-to-Know Act, on an annual basis each Vatterott school determines and makes available an overall graduation rate for certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students. In addition, each school also provides the Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate disaggregated by various sub-categories, as determined and defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Student Right-to-Know graduation rate is based on a "cohort study,” meaning that a group (or “cohort”) of students is identified and then monitored over a period of time. The rate represents the number of students in that group who earned their degree or certificate within 150% of the normal time required to complete their program. The rate does not include students who left school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled also are excluded.
It’s important to note that the Student Right-to-Know graduation rate is calculated at the school level. In other words, there is one rate for the entire school, not a rate for each specific program. Certain institutions also are required to calculate and distribute graduation or completion rates for students receiving athletically related student aid, as well as transfer-out rates. These requirements, however, are not applicable to Vatterott schools.
Current and prospective students also may request a copy of any Vatterott location’s Student-Right-to-Know disclosure from the Campus Director, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate for each Vatterott location also is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website, located at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/.
Finally, please note that Student-Right-to-Know rates are not yet available for Vatterott schools that were established in more recent years.