Placement cohorts combine the main and all branch campuses and use the most recent contract end date. Placement rates are calculated on graduates from the graduation cohort who are eligible for placement, based on the most recent contract end date. A student may count as placed if they are employed in a field for which their training prepared them. If a student has graduated from the program, the school needs to determine whether he/she is eligible for placement.
All graduates must be declared eligible for placement unless they meet one of the following five conditions for ineligibility: the graduate is deceased, the graduate is permanently disabled, the graduate is deployed for military service/duty, the graduate studied under a student visa and is ineligible for employment in the U.S., or the graduate continued his/her education at an institution under the same ownership.
The calculation for placement is defined as: total number of placements divided by total number of completers minus ineligible completers.