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Gainful Employment

The U.S. Education Department’s Gainful Employment (GE) regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students. Gainful Employment programs are defined by the Federal Government and are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation and which meet certain other stipulations.” Gainful Employment regulations require disclosure of the following information for each “gainful employment” program:

  • Program length (in months)
  • Program costs including tuition and fees a student would incur while completing the program within normal time
  • The typical costs for books and supplies
  • Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
  • On-time completion rate of recent graduates
  • Job placement rate of recent graduates

The table below indicates the Certificate program at Louisiana Tech University that meets the Federal Government’s Gainful Employment Program definition. Occupational profiles for this program can be found at:  http://www.onetonline.org/ under SOC code 29-1031.  For more Gainful Employment information and updates, see: http://ifap.ed.gov/GainfulEmploymentInfo/.

 

Financial Aid GE Disclosures

Graduate Certificate Program in Dietetics GE Disclosure Template for 2013-2014 (34 CFR 668.6(b)(2)(iv)) GE Disclosure Template for 2012-2013 (34 CFR 668.6(b)(2)(iv)) GE Disclosure Additional Information 2013-2014 (.pdf document) GE Disclosure Additional Information 2012-2013 (.pdf document) GE Disclosure Additional Information 2011-2012 (.pdf document)

 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate Program in Dietetics Institution OPEID: 002008 PROGRAM NAME & LENGTH CIP:    51.3101, Dietetics/Dietitian CIP Program Description: The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics is designed to provide future registered dietitians with basic skills required to participate in outcomes-based research on-the-job and to provide an in-depth study of evidence based practice guidelines in one or more areas of dietetics specialization. Program Name:                                       Graduate Certificate Program in Dietetics Credential Level of program:                 Graduate Certificate Program Length:                                     11 months (4 quarters) RELATED OCCUPATIONS Clinical Dietitian Public Health Nutritionist Health Coach Outpatient Medical Dietitian Public Health Nutritionist Sports Dietitian COST

Total tuition and required fees for entire program completed in normal time: Actual Academic Year, In-State 2013-2014            $10,613 2012-2013              $9,623 2011-2012              $8,724 Actual Academic Year, Out-of-State 2013-2014            $23,310 2012-2013            $18,533 2011-2012            $16,916
Total estimated costs for books and supplies for entire program: Budgeted Amounts 2013-2014             $2,400 2012-2013             $2,400 2011-2012             $2,400
Total annual room and board charges for living on campus: Budgeted Amounts 2013-2014             $8,528 2012-2013             $8,432 2011-2012             $7,020

  Program cost information under Sec. 668.43(a): 2013-2014 Projected expenses involved in the Dietetic Graduate Certificate include the following: Tuition 2013 – 2014 (actual*)—$10613 (In-State); $23310 (Out-of-State) Transportation (budgeted)—$2572 Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (budgeted)—$2000 Graduate Application fee—$40 AND student membership—$50 Professional liability insurance—$35 Lab coat(s) and uniform—$75 Background Check /Drug Screen—$100 Medical exam—$100 (varies) Health Insurance—$550 (varies) RD Preparation Exam Workshop—$430 CPR Certification—$40 2012-2013 Projected expenses involved in the Dietetic Graduate Certificate include the following: Tuition 2012 – 2013 (actual*)—$9623 (In-State); $18533 (Out-of-State) Transportation (budgeted)—$2572 Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (budgeted)—$2000 Graduate Application fee—$40 AND student membership—$50 Professional liability insurance—$35 Lab coat(s) and uniform—$75 Background Check /Drug Screen—$100 Medical exam—$100 (varies) Health Insurance—$550 (varies) RD Preparation Exam Workshop—$430 CPR Certification—$40 2011-2012 Projected expenses involved in the Dietetic Graduate Certificate include the following: Tuition 2012 – 2013 (actual*)—$8724 (In-State); $16916 (Out-of-State) Transportation (budgeted)—$2572 Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (budgeted)—$2000 Graduate Application fee—$40 ADA student membership—$50 Professional liability insurance—$35 Lab coat(s) and uniform—$75 Medical exam—$100 (varies) Health Insurance—$550 (varies) RD Preparation Exam Workshop—$430 * Tuition varies by each academic year (see official fee schedule athttp://www.ltadm.latech.edu/comptrol/ ). Financial aid information is available here. DEBT AT PROGRAM COMPLETION The number of students completing the program: between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: 17 Of the 17 completers, 70% completed with student loan debt. between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: 20 Of the 17 completers, 70% completed with student loan debt. between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 15 Of the 15 completers, 100% completed with student loan debt. For all students (both borrowers and non-borrowers) completing the program, enter the median cumulative debt2 for each of the following:

Type of Loan Debt 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012
Federal Student Loan Debt $ 0  $ 12,848 $ 0
Private Loan Debt $ 10,000  $ 0 $ 0
Institutional Financing Plan Debt $ 0  $ 0 $ 0

2Based on the Federal definition of title IV cost of attendance, mean cumulative debt includes monies to cover tuition and fees, living expenses, and travel. PROGRAM COMPLETION IN NORMAL TIME Normal time to complete program: 11months (4 quarters) Of the students completing the program, the number who completed the program within the normal time reported above: between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014: Completion rate: 16 students (94%) between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013: Completion rate: 19 students (95%) between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: Completion rate: 15 students (100%) JOB PLACEMENT Job placement rate for program completers: 2013-2014:  88% (nutrition/dietetics related); 88% (all jobs) 2012-2013:  85% (nutrition/dietetics related); 90% (all jobs) 2011-2012:  80% (nutrition/dietetics related); 80% (all jobs) Who is included? The 2013-2014 job placement rate is based on 17 respondents to a post-graduation survey, with 88% of graduates responding. The 2012-2013 job placement rate is based on 20 respondents to a post-graduation survey, with 100% of graduates responding. The 2011-2012 job placement rate is based on 15 respondents to a post-graduation survey, with 100% of graduates responding. What type of job? 2013-2014 Positions that recent completers were hired for include: clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, health coach, outpatient medical dietitian, public health nutritionist, and sports dietitian. 2012-2013 Positions that recent completers were hired for include: clinical dietitian, health coach, public health nutritionist, nutrition consultant, outpatient medical dietitian, private-practice dietitian, and home-health dietitian. 2011-2012 Positions that recent completers were hired for include:  clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, nutrition consultant, outpatient medical dietitian, and private-practice dietitian. When were they employed? The job placement rate is based on program completers who were employed within 6 months of completion. How were graduates tracked? A survey was sent to graduates of the graduate certificate program in dietetics. The 2013-2014 response rate was 88%. The 2012-2013 response rate was 100%. The 2011-2012 response rate was 100% What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? The job placement rate is reported annually to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

 

Gainful Employment Disclosure Definitions

OPEID Identification number used by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) so that its students are eligible to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV regulations. This is a 6-digit number followed by a 2-digit suffix used to identify branches, additional locations, and other entities that are part of the eligible institution. CIP CODE The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is a taxonomic coding scheme for post-secondary instructional programs/fields of study that facilitates the organization, collection, and reporting of program data. The CIP was developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and is the accepted federal government statistical standard on instructional program classifications and is used in a variety of education information surveys and databases. Example of a 6 digit CIP code: 51.3101. The 51.3101 CIP code corresponds to programs in Dietetics/Dietitian. SOC CODE The 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into one of 840 detailed occupations according to their occupational definition. To facilitate classification, detailed occupations are combined to form 461 broad occupations, 97 minor groups, and 23 major groups. Detailed occupations in the SOC with similar job duties, and in some cases skills, education, and/or training, are grouped together. Descriptions and information can be found at http://www.onetonline.org/ by entering the SOC code related to the GE Program. Credit Hour A unit of measure representing the equivalent of an hour (50 minutes) of instruction per week over the entire term. Tuition and Required Fees for Entire Program The amount of tuition and required fees charged to a student for the entire program. Required fees are the fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does not pay the charge is an exception. Institutions that do not charge by program, for example a 2- year program whose tuition rates change from one year to the next, would be required to calculate the total tuition and fees for the entire length of the program. Normal Time The normal amount of time necessary for a student to complete all requirements for a certificate according to the institution’s catalog is typically 11 months (4 quarters, including summer terms). Books and Supplies for Entire Program The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for the entire program. If this information is not available by program, use your institutional estimate. Annual Room and Board Charges The annual charges assessed students for an academic year of rooming accommodations. If this information is not available by program, use your institutional estimate. Sec. 668.43(a) This refers to Title 34 (Education) of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 668.43 (Institutional information). Visit the IFAP (Information for Financial Aid Professionals) website for more information on regulations related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid: http://www.ifap.ed.gov/ifap/. Program Completion When a student completes all program requirements and receives a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award. In order to be considered a completion, the degree/award must actually be conferred. Federal Student Loans Includes all Title IV student loans, such as FFEL and Direct Stafford (subsidized and unsubsidized) and Graduate PLUS. This does not include Perkins Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, and TEACH Grants converted to Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Private Loans A loan provided by a private educational lender that is not a title IV loan and that is issued expressly for post-secondary education expenses to a borrower, regardless of whether the loan is provided through the educational institution that the student attends or directly to the borrower from the private educational lender. Institutional Financing Plans An institutional financing plan is the extension of credit to a student for educational costs that will be paid after the program of study has ended. The amount and frequency of the installment payments and whether they include a fee or interest are specified in the written plan.