Gainful Employment Disclosure Requirements

In accordance with Federal Regulatory Citations, institutions are required to provide the following information for each program that leads to gainful employment:

  1. Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes
  2. On-time graduation rates
  3. Cost of the program to include books and fees
  4. Placement rate for students completing the program
  5. Median loan debt incurred by students who have completed the program 
If a program has less than 10 graduates per year, due to privacy issues, the Median Loan Debt and the On-Time Graduation rates are not reported to the public.

In order for a program to be considered part of the gainful employment, the program has to meet the following:
  • has to be financial aid eligible
  • technical programs of at least one academic year in length
  • program has to lead to a certificate or credentialed non-degree
  • clock hour programs have to be 600 hours or longer
  • college credit certificate programs have to be 30 credit hours or less

Eastern's Child Development Certificate

Eastern's Child Development Certificate meets the above gainful employment reporting requirements.

Program Level: Undergraduate certificate
Program Length: 18 credit hours; 18 months estimate

How much will this program cost me?*
Tuition and fees: $2,118
Books and supplies: $1,800
On-campus room and board: $7,800

*These are estimates and amounts shown include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below.
  • Federal loans: *
  • Private educational loans: *
  • Institutional financing plan: *
*Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
This program typically takes 18 months to complete, attending half time each semester. Of those that completed the program in 2012-13, * % finished in 18 months.

*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program is * %.

*The institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.