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1The placement rate was calculated using the number of degree (and if applicable) diploma graduates from:  July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 and their status as of April 15, 2012;  July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and their status as of April 15, 2013; July 1, 2012 through July 3, 2013 and their status as of April 11, 2014.   The denominator includes all graduates.  The numerator includes all graduates placed in a field related to their studies.

2  The program specific graduation rate is the percentage of students who enrolled in each program area in 2009, 2010 and 2011 that graduated.  

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/bookkeeping-accounting-and-auditing-clerks.htm#tab-1

5 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm

6Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 p. 13 (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010). http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/fullreport.pdf

7The Fox College on time graduation rates are for all students who completed a program between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.  The all school on time graduation rates are for all full time, first time students in the 2005 cohort attending 2 year institutions as reported on table 38 at http://nces.ed.gov/datalab/tableslibrary/viewtable.aspx?tableid=7512

8Carnevale, Jayasundera, Cheah, "The College Payoff: Weathering the Economic Storm," p. 7. http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/CollegeAdvantage.ExecutiveSummary.081412.pdf

9 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technicians.htm 

10 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapist-assistants-and-aides.htm

11The Microsoft Office Specialist pass rate was calculated using the number of students taking the test from January 1, 2011-December 2013.

12The NPTAE pass rate was calculated using the number of students taking the test from  January 1, 2011-December 2013.

13The VTNE pass rate was calculated using the number of first time test takers that attempted the exam  from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013.

14 The RMA pass rate was calculated using the number of students taking the test from January 1, 2011-December 2013.