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Authorized Institutions and Data

DPSA only computes the completion rate, not the graduation rate. Our purpose is to take a snapshot of institutional enrollment, completion and placement performance over a reporting fiscal year; it is not to track graduation of a particular cohort year. Also, DPSA authorizes educational programs of various lengths, from a few days to multiple years, and uses a methodology that is flexible enough to evaluate both short and long program lengths. In the DPSA methodology, completions are the awards conferred within a fiscal year by program. In the institutional reports below, completion rate is computed for all students who complete their programs during the reporting fiscal year, even if they enrolled long before the beginning of the fiscal year. That is, completers are not confined to an enrollment cohort year, and completion rate is not limited by completion time. 

Postsecondary State Authorization