The Student Right-to-Know Act
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.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
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.
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.
Campus Crime & The Clery Act
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 Post-Secondary Education at (OPE), which is updated annually in the fall for the year prior.
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.
Substance Abuse Policy
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.
Equity in Athletics
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.
Availability of Institutional Information
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 intuitional 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.
Additional institutional data related to outcomes, demographics, and programs, can be found by searching the Office of Institutional Research page. For questions regarding the information provided, please notify the Office of Institutional Research, at 262-551-6100.