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Federal Compliance Indicators

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges and University Commission’s Core Commitment to Institutional Integrity, Sustainability, and Accountability sets the expectation that institutions “demonstrate institutional integrity” and “operate in a transparent manner.” Certain WSCUC standards and policies, along with federal regulations, call for specific information to be made available publically. This resource is intended to assist institutions in knowing what is required to be easily accessible and posted on their websites.

Institutional Mission
Standard 1.1 Guideline: The institution has a published mission statement.

Credit Hour Policy
WSCUC policy: Institution’s policy needs to be easily accessible.

Transfer Credit Policy, Criteria, Articulation Agreements
Required in accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulation 668.43(a)(11): transfer policy needs to be publically disclosed; must include criteria regarding transfer of credit and a list of institutions with which it has established an articulation agreement.

Student Complaints/Grievance Policy or Procedures
WSCUC Compliance with Federal Requirements Checklist: Institution’s policy needs to be easily accessible.

Retention and Graduation Rates
Standard 1.2: The institution regularly generates, evaluates, and makes public data about student achievement, including measures of retention and graduation, and evidence of student learning outcomes.

Evidence of Student Learning Outcomes 
Standard 1.2: The institution regularly generates, evaluates, and makes public data about student achievement, including measures of retention and graduation, and evidence of student learning outcomes.

Net Price Calculator
Required in accordance with Higher Education Opportunity Act Section 111: schools that receive Title IV funds publicly share a net price at that school as well as other financial aid information.