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The placement rate was calculated using the number of degree (and if applicable) diploma graduates from: July 1, 2011 and July 3, 2012 and their status as of April 11, 2013; July 4, 2012 through July  3, 2013 and their status as of April 10, 2014; and July 4, 2013 and July 2, 2014 and their  status as of April 9, 2015.   The denominator includes all graduates, including graduates who would be exempted from the calculation by our accrediting body.  The numerator includes all graduates placed in field or in a related field, employing the definition of a placement used by our accrediting body. 

 Note:  The definition of a placement used by our accrediting body, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) may be found at the following linkhttp://www.acics.org/accreditation/content.aspx?id=6425&utm_source=ACICS+Accreditation+Alert&utm_campaign=AWARE+Webinar%3A+Enhancements+to+Online+Application+Process&utm_medium=email

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Computer Support Specialists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm 

Boston.com, IN THE YEAR 2016: THE 30 FASTEST-GROWING JOBS,"  http://www.boston.com/jobs/2013/12/23/the-year-the-fastest-growing-jobs/GGDo2PVgihmpsurdiPGUhO/story.html

4 Smartpress.com, "The State of Graphic Design,"http://smartpress.com/pages/state-of-graphic-design

5 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/bookkeeping-accounting-and-auditing-clerks.htm#tab-1

6 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm

7 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/graphic-designers.htm 

8 Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 p. 13 (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010). http://cew.georgetown.edu/jobs2018

Carnevale, Jayasundera, Cheah, "The College Payoff: Weathering the Economic Storm," p. 7. https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/vzqem30apzdt4e3vmo9n

10 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technicians.htm 

11 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm 

12 The Hickey College on time graduation rates are for all students who completed a program (diploma and degree where applicable) between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The all school on time graduation rates are for all full time, first time students in the 2005 cohort attending 2 year institutions as reported on table 38 at http://nces.ed.gov/datalab/tableslibrary/viewtable.aspx?tableid=7512