The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students.
The institutional statistics that are used as the “industry standard” by post-secondary higher education institutions to provide institutional or program outcomes under the Act can be found in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
The components commonly utilized to evaluate a college's or university’s overall performance are graduation rate, retention rate, and time-to-completion, and are based on the percentage results of first-time, full-time bachelor’s-degree-seeking students during the most recent available academic year.
Although ACE is approved to participate in Title IV funding, the College has chosen not to participate to keep educational costs low. Additionally, ACE predominantly offers bachelor completion, graduate certificate, and master, specialist, and doctorate level degree programs. However, the College utilizes the standards and requirements of the Student-Right-to-Know Act, accreditor reporting criteria or standards, or state level institutional reporting as applicable to provide information and comparison of ACE’s institution and program outcomes as shown below.