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The Student Right-to-Know Act of 1990 requires all post-secondary schools in the United States to disclose their graduation rates to all prospective and enrolled students. See information on the institution’s most recent 6-year graduation rate

In addition to the most recent graduation rates, Carthage College provides data on multiple years of freshmen cohorts. This progression from admission to degree completion includes longitudinal data of published retention rates as well as extended information related to graduation by cohort. See the most recent data

Carthage College acts in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) of 1974 (as amended) in regard to the right of students or their parents to review the student’s education record, correction of information from those records, and limitation of disclosure of information contained in those records. Further details are published in the College Catalog, and forms authorizing institutional withholding of student records are available in the Office of the Registrar.

Research Resources Institutional Review Board (IRB)Carthage College supports the protection of individual privacy, and is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personally identifiable information provided by its employees, students, and visitors. More information about protective measures can be found on the full privacy policy.

Carthage takes data privacy very seriously. We will only process personal data for lawful purposes under the college’s charitable, educational, and scientific purposes and arising from relationships with Carthage as a prospective, current, or former student. The types of data Carthage collects for prospective, active, and former, students is located in the Student Data Collection and Privacy Statement.

A liberal arts education provides a foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities applicable to a number of career fields. Carthage is committed to supporting post graduate opportunities for all students, whatever their academic major or career objective. Career Services has a powerful network of employers, a robust job posting website, helpful tips for landing the perfect internship or job, and support for the application to graduate schools. See recent outcome reports

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose crime statistics that happen on and around their campuses. This information is reported though the Campus Crime Statistics Report from the Office of Postsecondary Education at (OPE), which is updated annually in the fall for the year prior. Additionally, the Carthage College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published by October 1st each year. This report contains information related to campus policies, procedures, safety information, crime statistics, and other useful information.

Carthage College is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from gender-based discrimination and sexual violence. This applies to academic, educational, athletic, residential, and other College-operated programs. Carthage complies with applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972 and the Campus SaVE Act. See more information on Title IX policies and procedures

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) and the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Sec. 5151 et. seq.) indicate unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as defined in these Acts) by a student on college property or as part of any college is prohibited. In accordance with Law 100-226, the College will distribute to all students, information applicable provisions of the law. This information can be found in the Community Code. A student who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action as provided in Community Code.

Carthage College annually discloses information related to intercollegiate athletic participation and financial support in the Equity in Athletics report. This information is reported to the Office of Post-Secondary Education (OPE) each fall for the year prior. See the Equity in Athletics report

Carthage College annually discloses information related to Health Care regulations. More information related to CHIP, HIPPA privacy notifications, notice of women’s health and cancer rights act, model general notice of COBRA continuation rights, notice of special enrollment rights, and newborns and mothers disclosure notice can be found in the Annual Health Care Notification.

Federal legislation also requires the institution to make available the cost of attendance, information on accreditation, academic programs, disability services, and details related to available financial assistance. The College also makes available non-discrimination, academic, withdrawal, and refund policies in the annual Carthage College Catalog.

Under the Higher Education Act, institutions eligible for Title IV funding are required to provide access to the institutional complaint process. Among other things, the Program Integrity Rule ensures students have a method to address: 1) Alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; 2) Alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and 3) Complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.

For questions regarding the information provided, please notify the Office of Institutional Research at 262-551-6100.