Annual Retention and Placement Rates

Performance Information Disclosure

The data presented here is for the past two years (2015-2016 and 2016-2017) for retention and placement and is calculated using the ABHES calculations. The student achievement rates for retention, placement, and/or licensure examination being disclosed are provided for information purposes only. Students should give the information appropriate weight in making an enrollment decision.

Retention Rate = (EE + G) / (BE + NS + RE)

EE = Ending Enrollment (Number of students in class, on clinical experience and/or leave of absence on June 30)
G = Graduates
BE = Beginning Enrollment (Number of students in class, on clinical experience and/or leave of absence on July 1)
NS = New Starts
RE = Re-Entries (number of students that re-enter into school who dropped from a previous annual report time period)

Placement Rate = (F + R)/(G-U)

F = Graduates placed in their field of training
R* = Graduates placed in a related field of training
G = Total graduates
U** = Graduates unavailable for placement

*Related field refers to a position wherein the majority of the graduate’s job functions are related to the skills and knowledge acquired through successful completion of the training program.
**Unavailable is defined only as documented: health-related issues, military obligations, incarceration, continuing education status, or death.

The third year of data (2014-2015) is included in the following document. These were the self-reported data submitted to ACICS (a prior accreditor) by the institution in that reporting year.

Annual Retention and Placement Rates

Retention and Placement as found in the report is based on the following formula:

1 – Retention calculated as:


2 – Placement calculated as:


(*) Students excluded in the placement rates are documented as unavailable for placement due to continuing education, military service, pregnancy, death, or other health-related issues, incarceration, or who are ineligible in the United States due to visa restrictions.