Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Placement Rate Methodology

The rates shown include graduates placed between 07/01/2015 and 06/30/2016.

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Placement Rate Calculation 

(Placed Graduates + Placed Completers)
((Completers + Graduates) - (Exemptions*))

Definition of Placement

  • Any graduate or completer of a program that was placed based upon job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Any graduate or completer of a program that was placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Any graduate or completer of a program that was placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.
  • Neumont verifies all placements by employers in writing. 

Graduate (all of the following):

  • Has achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Has successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Has attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Has met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Has satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Has satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Has received the appropriate credential.

Completer is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

*Exemptions are: pregnancy, death or other health-related issues, continuing education, military service, visa restrictions, enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) program, and incarceration.


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