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1The placement rate was calculated using the number of degree (and if applicable) diploma graduates from:  January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 and their status as of April 12, 2013; January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 and their status as of April 11, 2014; and January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and their status as of April 10, 2015.   The denominator includes all graduates, including graduates who would be exempted from the calculation by our accrediting body.  The numerator includes all graduates placed in field or in a related field, employing the definition of a placement used by our accrediting body. 

 Note:  The definition of a placement used by our accrediting body, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) may be found at the following linkhttp://www.acics.org/accreditation/content.aspx?id=6425&utm_source=ACICS+Accreditation+Alert&utm_campaign=AWARE+Webinar%3A+Enhancements+to+Online+Application+Process&utm_medium=email

  2  The program specific graduation rate is the percentage of students who enrolled in each program area and whose program ended in 2012, 2013 and 2014 that graduated.  

3 Computerworld, "Top Programming Languages that are In Demand by Employers." June 11, 2013. (http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/98085#slide1)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Computer Support Specialists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm 

U.S. Travel Association, "Economic Impact of Travel," http://www.ustravel.org/government-affairs/travel-industry-economic-impact

6 Smartpress.com, "The State of Graphic Design,"http://smartpress.com/pages/state-of-graphic-design

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

8 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm

IAAP 2013 Benchmarking Survey, http://www.iaap-hq.org/blog/news/ray-weikal/infographic-highlights-key-insights-iaaps-2013-benchmarking-survey

10 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, p 14  http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/01/mlr201201.pdf 

11Bureau 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

12 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Computer Programmers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm

13 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

14 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/graphic-designers.htm 

15Anthony 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://cew.georgetown.edu/jobs2018

16 The International Business College overall graduation rate was calculated using a denominator that includes all students whose program ended in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  The numerator includes the number of those students who graduated.     The 2 year all school percentage is for all full time, first time students in the cohort starting in 2008 that can be found on table 377 http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d12/tables/dt12_377.asp

17 The International Business College on time graduation rates are for all students who completed a program between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.  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

18 Carnevale, Rose and Cheah, “The College Payoff,” p. 3. http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegeadvantage

 

19 Carnevale, Jayasundera, Cheah, "The College Payoff: Weathering the Economic Storm," p. 7. https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/vzqem30apzdt4e3vmo9n

 

20 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm 

21 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

22 The International Business College on time graduation rates are specific to each program and are for all students who completed a specific program (diploma and degree where applicable) 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

23 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 

24 Boston.com, IN THE YEAR 2016: THE 30 FASTEST-GROWING JOBS,"  http://www.boston.com/jobs/2013/12/23/the-year-the-fastest-growing-jobs/GGDo2PVgihmpsurdiPGUhO/story.html

25 The Graduate Satisfaction and Student Retention Rates for the medical assisting programs that are listed are the five year weighted averages reported to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board on the Annual Report form that was submitted on October 21, 2016.