Glossary of Terms

Catalogs, Addenda, and Related Information

Contains information about the college, the programs offered, the admissions requirements, and other institutional standards and requirements, along with the accreditation and licensing information.

Consumer Information Guide

Federal regulations require institutions to provide certain consumer information annually to its students, along with a statement of procedures regarding where to obtain that information. This guide accomplishes that objective.

Consumer Information Guide Summary

The Consumer Information Guide Summary is a tool prospective and current students can utilize to find all relevant and required consumer information as defined by federal regulations.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool that you can use to estimate your “net price” to attend our college. Net price is the difference between the “sticker” price (full cost) to attend, minus any grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible. Sticker price includes direct charges (tuition and fees, room and board) and indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses). The information used to calculate these costs is taken directly from the information submitted in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Accreditation Placement Rates

Accreditation placement rates are calculated in accordance with each institution's accrediting body and in accordance with federal regulations. The rates are updated annually based upon Annual Reports submitted to each accrediting agency. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires that Institutions make available to their students information regarding placement rates, including the methodology and time frame applicable to the rates. Information is maintained, tracked and updated in our student data base system.

Textbook Listings and Costs

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 and in addition to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended), each postsecondary educational institution must disclose information on the recommended and required textbooks needed to complete each course of study. The prices listed for reflect what a student is estimated to pay for each textbook.