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Private Postsecondary Institutions; Article 16. Completion, Placement, Licensure, and Salary Disclosure Requirements   

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As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) "Cohort population" means the number of students that began a program on a cohort start date.

(b) "Cohort start date" means the first class day after the cancellation period during which a cohort of students attends class for a specific program.

(c) "Graduates" means the number of students who complete a program within 100 percent of the published program length. An institution may separately state completion information for students completing the program within 150 percent of the original contracted time, but that information may not replace completion information for students completing within the original scheduled time. Completion information shall be separately stated for each campus or branch of the institution.

(d) "Graduates available for employment" means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.

(e) (1) "Graduates employed in the field" means graduates who are gainfully employed in a single position for which the institution represents the program prepares its graduates within six months after a student completes the applicable educational program. For occupations for which the state requires passing an examination, the period of employment shall begin within six months of the announcement of the examination results for the first examination available after a student completes an applicable educational program.

(2) The bureau shall define by July 1, 2014, specific measures and standards for determining whether a student is gainfully employed in a full-time or part-time position for which the institution represents the program prepares its graduates, including self-employment or conducting freelance work, and may set the standards for the hours per week and duration of employment and utilize any job classification methodology the bureau determines appropriate for this purpose, including, but not limited to, the United States Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification codes.

(3) This subdivision does not prohibit the bureau from authorizing an institution to aggregate single positions held by a graduate for purposes of meeting the hours per week standards established by the bureau.

(f) "Graduates unavailable for employment" means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education at an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.

(g) "Students available for graduation" means the cohort population minus the number of students unavailable for graduation.

(h) "Students unavailable for graduation" means students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 585, Sec. 6.)