Consumer Information

Performance Information Disclosure: These are the self-reported data submitted to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

 It is the policy of Mountain State College that there shall be no discrimination against any individual in educational or employment opportunities because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, veteran status, or disability. Also there shall be no discrimination because of age except in compliance with requirements of retirement plans or state and federal laws and guidelines. The Director monitors hiring of faculty and staff, advises students and employees about college policies and procedures regarding nondiscrimination, investigates complaints of discrimination, and seeks to foster a climate that encourages the full realization of the College’s mission. Anyone with a concern about possible discrimination or harassment is encouraged to contact Judith Sutton; her office is located in Sine Hall at 1508 Spring Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or you may call (304) 485-5487 to schedule an appointment. Complaints of discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities may also be referred to --

Office for Civil Rights, Philadelphia Office Telephone: (215) 656-8541 
U.S. Department of Education Facsimile: (215) 656-8605 
The Wanamaker Building TDD: (215) 656-8604 
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515 Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Email: ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov In coordinating services for persons with disabilities, the Director advises employees and students about specific resources available at Mountain State College.

CAMPUS SECURITY AND DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY

The campus and facilities of Mountain State College are restricted to students, faculty, staff, guests and invitees of the College, except when the campus is open to the public for a specific purpose and at a designated time.

It is the policy of the College that any criminal acts of any nature occurring on campus, emergencies, and requests for ambulance service should be reported to the President (the President’s office is located in Sine Hall or you may call 304-485-5487) and to the local law enforcement agencies by telephoning 911 or Parkersburg City Police at 304-428-2677. The College encourages students and employees to report any criminal or suspicious activity, and be mindful of the need for everyone to be responsible for their own security as well as the security of others. The College maintains records relating to crimes committed on campus in the administrative office located in Sine Hall.

The MSC campus has been designated “Drug and Alcohol free”. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Violators are subject to College disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

The College has information available regarding drug abuse prevention and counseling. Any student or employee of the College seeking drug abuse information may contact the President of the College for information regarding available literature, counseling services, and other assistance in the prevention of drug abuse. Also, see the “Drug-Free Workplace & Drug Free Schools & Campuses Policy” handout in the financial aid packet you received during your financial planning interview. A copy of MSC’s annual crime report and security policy will be distributed to current students and employees by mail by October 1st. Prospective students are provided with a copy in the financial aid packet given to them during the financial planning interview.

DISABILITIES: The institution extends training to the disabled; however, suitable employment is considered when counseling students prior to admission. No other special services are provided.

RETENTION, PLACEMENT, AND GRADUATION RATES

You may find it helpful to have information* about how Mountain State College assists its students to complete their programs and find employment in their fields of interest.  One of the ways to understand this is to consider how many students remain enrolled in their programs from year-to-year ("Retention Rates").  This information is measured from July 1 to June 30 each year.

You may also find it helpful to know how many of the students who graduated between July 1 to June 30 of any given academic year find employment by September 15 each year ("Placement Rates").  A placement is measured by whether a graduate finds a position in the field(s) in which he/she studied.  Mountain State College considers a graduate placed  in field  or  in related field  only if he/she is using skills learned in a position that requires those skills, carries that job title, or has a job description that falls within that SOC Code as defined by the United States Department of Labor.  Graduates who are working in positions that do not carry the job title, job description or require skills specific to the field studied are categorized as  employed out of field.   Graduates are only counted as placed if the College was able to verify employment.

The information that follows describes both of these numbers for the last four years for Mountain State College.

*Please note: The College reports information to two primary regulatory sources - the United States Department of Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges.  Each of these bodies asks for slightly different kinds of information so some numbers may differ.  If you have any questions about these numbers, please let us know and we will be happy to explain!

ACICS Statistics

The following information is derived from data submitted to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools each year in the College s Annual Institutional Report (also known as the Campus Accountability Report) for Mountain State College.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Institutional Retention:

2012-2013

75.00% (276 total enrolled, 49 graduates, 159 still enrolled at the end of the period)

2011-2012

66.01% (314 enrolled during period; 49 graduated; 159 still enrolled at the end of period)

2010-2011

73.2% (301 enrolled during period; 32 graduated; 198 still enrolled at the end of the period)

2009-2010

76.9% (265 enrolled during period; 30 graduated; 154 still enrolled at the end of period)

2008-2009

74.3% ( 206 enrolled during period; 33 graduated; 119 still enrolled at the end of period)

2007-2008

72% (186 enrolled during period; 34 graduated; 100 still enrolled at the end of period)

ACICS Placement Rates
Graduates are not counted in the denominator if they are unavailable for placement for reasons of continuing education, military service, etc.

Placement Rates Across All Programs:

2012-2013

Placement= 70% (49 graduates, 32 placed in field of student or in related field, 1 employed out of field, 3 continuing their education and therefore not available for placement; and 13 could not be confirmed as working)

 

2011-2012

Placement = 63.04% (49 graduated; 19 employed in field; 10 employed in related field; 4 employed out of field; 3 continuing their education and therefore not available for placement; and 13 could not be confirmed as working)

2010-2011

Placement = 67.7% (32 graduates; 19 employed in filed; 2 employed in related field; 5 employed out of field; 1 continuing their education and therefore not available for placement; and 5 could not be confirmed as working)

2009-2010

Placement = 62.1% (30 graduates; 19 employed in field; 2 employed in related field; 1 employed out of field; 1 continuing their education and therefore not available for placement; and 10 could not be confirmed as working)

2008-2009

Placement = 73.3% (33 graduates; 19 employed in field; 3 employed in related field; 4 employed out of field; 3 continuing their education and therefore not available for placement; and 4 could not be confirmed as working)

2007-2008

Placement = 75.8% (33 graduates; 19 employed in field; 6 employed in related field; 1 employed out of field; 1 continuing their education and therefore not available for placement; and 6 could not be confirmed as working)

 

United States Department of Education and NCES
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
    2010

The overall graduation rate is also know as the  Student Right to Know  or IPEDS graduation rate.  It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree or certificate seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as certificate within 150% of  normal time  for completing the program in which they enrolled.

Some institution also report a transfer out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates.  Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time bases, are not tracked for this rate.  At Mountain State College 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2010.

Overall Graduation Rate for Students who began their studies in Fall 2007 - 88%

Voter Registration    

Mountain State College encourages all students to register to vote in every election.  By voting you can take action on issues that affect your life and become involved in the political process.

To learn more about voting in the state of West Virginia; state deadlines to register to vote, and to register by mail with an online form, click on the link below.

http://www.wvsos.com/elections/voters/registrernow.htm

 

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