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Student Right to Know Graduation Rate

Federal Student-Right-to-Know Graduation and Retention Rates: Pursuant to the Student Right-to-Know Act, on an annual basis each Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc. (“VEC”) 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 VEC schools. 

VEC schools also make available each year a federal retention rate, which is the percentage of first-time, full-time students from the previous fall who are still enrolled, or successfully completed their program, the following year. Like the Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate, this retention rate is based on a cohort study and calculated at the school level (i.e., there is one rate for the entire school, not a rate for each specific program).

The most recent Student-Right-to-Know rates for all VEC schools also are available on VEC’s website at www.vatterott.edu/right2know. Current and prospective students also may request a copy of any VEC location’s Student-Right-to-Know disclosure from the Campus Director, or by emailing consumerinfo@vatterott.edu.  Lastly, the Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate for each VEC location also is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website, located at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/.

ACCSC Graduation & Employment Rates: All locations of Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, and L’Ecole Culinaire are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Commission requires each Vatterott location that it accredits to calculate a graduation rate and an employment rate each year, for each program offered, which the institution submits in its Annual Report to ACCSC. These rates are calculated in accordance with the timeframes and methodology set forth in the ACCSC Standards of Accreditation, a current copy of which may be obtained http://www.accsc.org/Content/Accreditation/StandardsofAccreditation/Standards.asp. As discussed in the Standards, a school demonstrates successful student achievement by maintaining graduation and employment rates that meet or exceed certain “Benchmark Rates” established by the Commission.  Graduation and employment rate disclosures for Vatterott schools accredited by ACCSC are available on Vatterott’s website at http://www.vatterott.edu/outcomes

State Student Achievement Rates: Vatterott locations in certain states also calculate student achievement rates in accordance with the laws of the state in which they are located. Specifically VEC schools located in Illinois are required to create and publish Illinois Consumer Information Supplements. These supplements may be found by following the links below.

Cleveland, OH
ex'treme Institute
Fairview Heights, IL
Joplin, MO
Kansas City, MO
L'Ecole Kansas City
L'Ecole Memphis
L'Ecole St. Louis
Memphis, TN (Appling Farms)
Memphis, TN (Dividend Drive)
NorthPark (Berkeley, MO)
Oklahoma City, OK
Online Division
Quincy, IL
Springfield, MO
St. Charles, MO
Sunset Hills, MO
Tulsa, OK