VES Report: Association of Career Education Colleges and Universities: Outcomes at Selected Member Schools


After a brief history of CECU, this report provides “key takeaways” from our analysis of both descriptive and outcome data for the 26 CECU-member schools. The report concludes with a discussion of some of the challenges in using outcomes data, much of which schools self-report, to compare schools. The underlying data can be found in this hyperlinked excel spreadsheet. It is important to keep in mind that graduation rate data are only for full-time, first-time students, providing a less comprehensive picture of who actually earned a degree. Data was not available for certain outcome measures at some schools. Because only limited outcome data is available for veterans, the outcome measures are for the general student population at each institution. Appendix 1 identifies the data sources and defines each of the data elements used.