Students who may need or want a printed copy of any of the following information can request one in Student Development Services on any M State campus between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
Students have the right to file a grievance in writing if they have allegations of improper, unfair, arbitrary or discriminatory action by an employee involving the application of a specific provision of a college rule or regulation. Students should use available informal means to seek resolution before filing a grievance. The Student Grievance form can be accessed online here. The Student Complaints and Grievances Policy and Procedure are available for download on our Policy Page, under "Student Policies."
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, institutions providing online education are required to provide all prospective and current students contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.
We encourage you to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the college. If a complaint cannot be handled informally, M State students are encouraged to use our college's complaint process, according to the policy and procedure stated above and outlined in the Student Handbook.
If a complaint cannot be resolved at the college level, you may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education or the Higher Learning Commission. If you reside in another state, you may contact your local state agency for further information.
M State shall by October 1 of each year publish and distribute an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report as required by the Campus Security Act of 1990. A copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at Student Development Services on each campus and on the college website. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding any documented activity on campus or off campus if such activity takes place during an event sponsored by an organization recognized by the college.
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) and Minnesota Statutes 152. Drugs; Controlled Substances, 340A. Liquor, and 624.701 Alcohol in Certain Buildings or Grounds, the college has prepared the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Review - 2016 report. It is available below for your review:
M State makes information regarding the Minnesota Sexual Assault Date Report available on its website, in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Gainful employment programs are those "that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Public institutions are required to report this information for all undergraduate and graduate programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards.
Degree programs at all levels are not considered to be gainful employment programs.
Each disclosure document includes the name of the Gainful Employment Program as well as a list of each of M State's approved programs in this group. Required gainful employment disclosure statements are included on the respective program landing page.
If the number of students who completed a Gainful Employment Program during the award year was less than ten, for privacy reasons, the college or university should not disclose to the public the median debt amounts and the on-time completion rates.
Because placement rate information is reported based on system standards and methodology, total employment and related employment rates are not disclosed if the number of students employed is less than six.
For more information on the data collected on each programs disclosure form, please click here.
(Student Right-To-Know Act)
This information is disclosed through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media. This information is gathered by the Office of Institutional Research.
Each institution must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students the completion or graduation rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, fulltime, undergraduate students. The completion and graduation rate must be disaggregated by gender, major racial/ethnic subgroups, recipients of Federal Pell Grant and subsidized Direct Stafford Loans, recipients of neither Federal Pell Grant nor subsidized Direct Stafford Loans.
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 students, it must be made available prior to the student's enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the institution.
Note: Institutions may add other information to their completion/graduation rate disclosures (e.g., graduation rates for other timeframes, but the HEA-required information must be identifiable and separate from any additional information).
An institution that determines that its mission includes providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in another Title IV, HEA-eligible institution must disclose a transfer-out rate for each cohort.
A student shall be counted as a completion or graduation if the students earns a degree or certificate or completes a transfer-preparatory program within 150 percent of normal time for the student's program.
Institutions are allowed to exclude from completion/graduation or transfer-out rate calculations those students who leave school to serve in the Armed Forces, on official church missions, or with a federal foreign aid service, or are deceased or totally and permanently disabled.
Note: These data are collected in the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (GRS)
Link to information: Contained in the Students Right-To-Know Graduation & Transfer-Out Rates
Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information regarding the placement in employment of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of the institution's degree or certificate programs. (Institutions must identify the source of the placement information, and any timeframes and methodology associated with it.).
Under this provision, institutions are not required to calculate placement rates, but an institution must disclose any placement rates it calculates for any program.
M State participates in the annual Minnesota State Graduate Placement Survey following a strict protocol prescribed by the Minnesota State system of college and universities. Graduates are surveyed one year after their graduation to determine their employment status. Responses are submitted to and processed by the system office, which produces a database and report generator that calculates the "related employment rate" for all of M State's programs and for M State as a whole. The "related employment rate" represents the total number of graduates working in a position related to their program of study as a percentage of the total number of graduates available for related work.
M State makes this information available through appropriate publications, mailings or electronic media.
Job placement rates can be found here.
This information is disclosed through appropriate publications, mailings or electronic media. This information is gathered by the Office of Institutional Research.
Institutions must make available to current and prospective students the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, undergraduate students (as reported to IPEDS).
This information is collected in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey. If the retention rate information is requested by a prospective student, the information must be made available prior to the student's enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the institution.
This information is disclosed through appropriate publications, mailings or electronic media. This information is gathered by the Office of Institutional Research and the Business Office.
Institutions must make available to prospective students the college's commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. Any co-educational institution of higher education that participates in a federal student aid program must complete an EADA report by October 15 and enter those data to the U.S. Department of Education via an online mandatory survey.
Data collected in this survey will be published by the Office of Postsecondary Education on the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting tool website located at: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics.
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