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Reporting of Program Data. Annual Job Placement Rate and Salary and Wage Reporting   

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(a) A qualifying institution shall report to the Commission no later than December 31st, for the academic year ending the preceding June 30th, the job placement rate and salary and wage reporting from all of its undergraduate programs leading to a certificate or associate's degree that are either:

(1) designed or advertised to lead to a particular type of job; or

(2) advertised or promoted with any claims regarding job placement.

(b) For purposes of the data reporting set forth in Education Code section 69433.2, an undergraduate program is ?designed or advertised to lead to a particular type of job? if it consists of postsecondary vocational, career and technical workforce education courses, programs and/or training in which specific instruction is provided with an occupationally specific objective and for which a certificate and/or associate's degree is awarded.

(c) For purposes of the data reporting set forth in Education Code section 69433.2, an undergraduate program is not ?designed or advertised to lead to a particular type of job? if it is either of the following:

(1) A two-academic-year program fully transferrable to a baccalaureate degree program, and specifically designed to be a transfer program, including but not limited to the following programs:

(A.) Associate Degree General Education;

(B.) Associates in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) / Associates in Science for Transfer (AS-T) codified in Education Code section 66746-66749;

(C.) California State University General Education Breadth course requirements;

(D.) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC); or

(2) A course of study that is designed to provide students with basic skills, remedial, English as a Second Language (ESL), or other necessary preparatory coursework for enrollment in a certificate, diploma or degree program.

(d) For purposes of the data reporting set forth in Education Code section 69433.2, a program is ?advertised or promoted with any claim regarding job placement? if it is either of the following:

(1) The institution advertises, promotes, or otherwise represents to students, whether orally or in writing, that the program will assist students in obtaining gainful employment following graduation; or

(2) The institution advertises, promotes, solicits, or directly corresponds with a prospective student whether in printed materials or electronic format, the availability of jobs upon graduation.

(e) A qualifying institution shall report its job placement rate and salary and wage reporting to the Commission under either of the following methodologies:

(1) The job placement rate and salary and wage information reporting methodology established by the Article 16 (commencing with section 94928) of Chapter 8 of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code; or

(2) The College Wage Tracker Methodology established by the California Community Colleges which calculates a median wage three years after award based upon an eight year cohort of students who received a certificate or associate's degree by program. Certain categories of students are excluded from the calculation and wages are adjusted for inflation using the California Consumer Price Index - for All Urban Consumers. This methodology produces an award to wage match rate by CIP code.

(A.) For purposes of the College Wage Tracker Methodology, the following definitions shall apply:

(i) ?Eight year cohort? means the cohort of students who received a certificate or Associate's degree at any point over eight consecutive academic years in the same program that are included in the calculation of the median wage three years after award. The eight year cohort does not include excluded students.

(ii) ?Median wage three years after award? means the median wage calculated from wage data obtained three years after the academic year in which the student received his or her certificate or associate's degree for an eight year cohort of students. The submission of a median wage three years after award shall satisfy the salary and wage reporting requirement found in Education Code section 69433.2.

(iii) ?Excluded students? means students who remained enrolled in the same qualifying institution following receipt of a certificate or associate's degree, who transferred to another postsecondary institution within two years of receiving a certificate or associate's degree, who were less than 21 years of age at the time of the awarding of the certificate or associate's degree and/or who had no wages in the third year after receiving his or her certificate or award.

(iv) ?Total awards? means the number of awards for each award type and CIP code that were received by students included in the eight year cohort reduced by the excluded students.

(v) ?Award to wage match rate? is calculated by dividing the number of students for whom the qualifying institution was able to obtain wage data by the number of students who were included in the Total Award. The submission of an ?Award to Wage Match Rate? shall satisfy the job placement rate reporting requirement found in Education Code section 69433.2.

(B.) A qualifying institution utilizing the College Wage Tracker Methodology shall gather student wage data three years after the student completed his or her certificate or Associate's Degree. Commencing with the latest eight year cohort for whom a median wage three years after award has been obtained; a qualifying institution shall calculate the median wage three years after award by CIP Code. The wages for each student in the eight year cohort may be adjusted for inflation based upon the California CPI-U. If there are fewer than ten graduates in the eight year cohort of a particular program: no report for that program shall be required.

(C.) A qualifying institution utilizing the College Wage Tracker Methodology shall calculate an award to wage match rate for each program by CIP Code.

(f) The annual Job Placement Rate and Salary and Wage report shall be electronically filed by submitting the information required via the Commission's WebGrants website.

(g) The Commission may extend the period for filing the annual Job Placement Rate and Salary and Wage Report if the institution demonstrates evidence of substantial need, but in no event longer will the deadline be extended longer than 90 days.

(h) Any qualifying institution that fails to timely submit its annual Job Placement Rate and Salary and Wage report shall be considered to be out of compliance with its Institutional Participation Agreement with the Commission.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69433.7

Reference:

Education Code 69433.2

(Amended by Register 2014, No. 49.)