Gainful Employment Information Regarding Eligible Certificate Programs

Effective July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education required postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's Gainful Employment programs.  The following information describes information about Rhodes State College’s programs, pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations, that fall within the gainful employment guidelines. Certificates approved as meeting gainful employment standards can be found at


On-time Completion Rate (as defined in 34 CFR 668.6 (c)). This number is based on the students who graduated during the award year and did so within “normal time.” Normal time is based on the published length of the program in the catalog. This rate is not reflective of the overall completion rate of the program. Normal time may be affected by scheduling changes, failed courses or extended clinical rotations.

Program Cost is the tuition and fees charged for the program. Also included are estimated costs for books, uniforms, equipment, and estimated book shipping costs. This is the estimated cost to complete the program.

The Placement Rate measures the percent of Rhodes students that obtain employment after completing their certificate program. Currently placement rates at the certificate level are not available. Rhodes State has provided institutional placement rate, until certificate level information is provided.

Median Loan Debt is the median debt incurred through Title IV HEA loans and other private financing sources by students who complete the program. Rhodes State College does not offer institutional financing or loans.