Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements for College’s like Harrison College which participate in Title IV programs. A disclosure requirement is information that the College is required to distribute or make available to students (and sometimes employees). A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. 

The following is a list of the key disclosure and/or reporting requirements, along with a description of how and when this information is distributed and where it can found. Most of this information can be found in the current Harrison College Catalog and Student Handbook

Information Description

Where This Information
Can Be Located

Academic Program Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

The Catalog contains complete and current information about Harrison College-Programs by School of Study.

Annual Security Report (ASR)

Mandated by the Clery (Campus Security) Act (as recently amended):34 CFR 668.46; DCL GEN-14-13, the ASR details the following items

  • Crime Statistics
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Timely Warning and Emergency Notification
  • Daily Crime Log
  • Emergency Response/Evacuation
  • Missing Student Notification Policy.

The most current ASR is located here.

The ASR is available in hardcopy at each campus.

A link to the ASR is sent to all students on or before Oct 1 each year via email along with the Drug and Alcohol Policy notice.
Constitution and Citizenship Day   This policy describes the College’s expectations of student and employee conduct, defines drug- and alcohol-related offenses, describes the physical effects of alcohol, as well as sanctions against infringement violations. The prevention plan also provides abuse prevention and assistance programs. See also the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; Public Law 101-226  Each year the College sends information about the College’s Drug and Alcohol to each student via email with the Annual Safety Report is sent. The Drug and Alcohol policy is permanently located on the College website.
Additional information is found in the Student Handbook.
Employment Positions and Placement Rates Available This disclosure provides a list of the employment positions by field and corresponding program and the placement rate (with a description of the methodology used to obtain the rate) by program. Placement rates are provided, by program, in the Catalog.
Facilities and Services Available to those with Disabilities This is a discussion of the College’s policy and procedure for providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability participating in the school’s programs. Harrison College-Students with Self-Disclosed Disabilities
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This is a discussion of the College’s policy for complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which gives students the right to:

  • Access their educational records;
  • Consent to release a record to a third party;
  • Challenge information in their records, and
  • Be notified of their privacy rights.

Also discusses the disclosure exceptions – including the health and safety emergency exception.

The College provides annual notice to its students of their rights under FERPA:

  • the right to review their education records, to request amendment of records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the Department of Education; and
  • procedures for reviewing education records and requesting amendment of the records;

during the enrollment process and by directing the students, via email, to the location in the Harrison College Catalog.

Financial Assistance

Each school must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about:

  • All the need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs (aid) available to students who enroll at the school
  • Terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA loans
  • Criteria for selecting recipients and for determining award amount
  • Eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid
  • Methods and frequency of disbursements of aid
  • Rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student Financial Aid, including criteria for continued student eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Terms of any loan received as part of financial aid package, sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans
  • Procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance
  • General conditions and terms applicable to employment provided as part of financial aid package
  • The exit counseling information the school provides and collects

All required information is generally provided to students directly at the time of loan packaging and re-packaging. Supplemental information is provided through appropriate publications, mailing, or electronic media including. And can be found in the Harrison College Catalog and on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

Gainful Employment

The College provides the following disclosures using the prescribed template:

  • The name and U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code of the occupations that the program prepares students to enter, along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET Web site or its successor site.
  • The on-time graduation rate for students completing the program.
  • Normal time to complete the program (in weeks, months or years).
  • The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time.
  • The typical costs for books and supplies (unless those costs are included as part of tuition and fees), and the cost of room and board, if applicable.
  • The job placement rate for students completing the program, if required by the state or accreditor.
  • The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program (separately by Title IV loans, private loans, and institutional debt). 
The College’s gainful employment disclosures can be found here on the website.
Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure Information on the College’s accreditation and various programmatic accreditations. Harrison College-Accreditations and Memberships
Institutional Information (Miscellaneous) Institutional information required by 34 CFR Sec. 668.43 and other institutional information
Misrepresentation

The College has several formal processes in place to ensure that

  • The College does not misrepresent the nature of its educational program.
  • The College does not misrepresent the nature of its financial charges.
  • The College it does not misrepresent the employability of its graduates

This memo from the Vice President of Legal and Compliance briefly describes the College’s compliance program. Additional questions or concerns regarding misrepresentations of this nature should be submitted through the Ethics Point reporting system, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where students can log complaints, anonymously if they chose, via the Internet:

http://harrisonstudent.ethicspoint.com

or by talking with a dedicated representative: 1-866-593-6967 
Student Code of Conduct This document provides a code of ethics and conduct that students are expected to follow while on campus or in attendance at a school sponsored function. Additional information is found in the Student Handbook.
Student Right-to-Know Act

The completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students.  The data are to be available by July 1 each year for the most recent cohort that has had 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year.

If the information is requested by a prospective student, it must be made available prior to the student’s enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the school.

Further the completion or graduation rates are disaggregated by:

  • Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

The College distributes graduation rates, to students each year. Annual graduation rates are distributed on or before July 1 each year to each student via email. The graduation and placement rate information can be found on the Harrison College website.

The College does not have athletic teams and does not provide athletic scholarships. Further, because the College, determines that its mission includes providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in another Title IV, HEA-eligible school must disclose a transfer-out rate for each cohort.
Transfer of Credit The Harrison College statement of transfer of credit policies. 

From the Catalog.

Voter Registration Form The College encourages eligible students to vote –this link shows where voter registration forms can be downloaded.

 

Student Right-to-Know Act Disclosures

Cohort Graduation Rates

The cohort graduation rate shows the percentage of first-time, full-time and degree- or certificate-seeking students from a specific cohort who graduated within 150% of the normal time frame for the degree or certificate program. The current cohort contains students who entered in fall 2008. For bachelor’s degree-seeking students, 150% is calculated as of August 31, 2014; for associate degree-seeking students, 150% is calculated as of August 31, 2011.

Read the 2014-2015 Cohort Grad Rates for the Right-to-Know Act.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

School of Business

The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College

 School of Criminal Justice

School of Health Sciences

 School of Information Technology

School of Veterinary Technology