Student Consumer Information

GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

ABOUT JIU

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR (NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS)

The College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors and others get information about Institutions of Higher Education. The College Navigator Website includes general information, Tuition & Fees, Financial Aid, Retention & Graduation Rates, Accreditation, Campus Security, Student Body Diversity and much more.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND FILE SHARING

Individuals who participate in the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may be subject to civil and criminal liabilities. A summary of the penalties for violation of Federal Copyright Laws and a description of JIU's policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions, can be found in Section Three of the Student Handbook.

PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS - FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

The U.S. Department of Education Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides people who are currently students or who were in attendance at JIU with certain legal rights with respect to their educational records. This includes the right to: 1) inspect and review; 2) amend education records; 3) consent to disclosure of education records; and 4) file a complaint. For more information, please visit the Student Privacy Policy webpage.

STUDENT SERVICES AND RESOURCES

JIU provides a variety of programs and services designed to help students succeed and grow. Please visit the sites below to learn more about the services we offer or contact Student Services at studentservices@jiu.edu or 800.811.5663, option 3:

TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

To learn more, see Transfer of Credit and Credit for Prior Learning web pages.

TUITION AND COST OF ATTENDANCE

Every student considering enrolling at JIU should be fully aware of the costs and commitment to such an endeavor. The following links can assist in determining your cost of education here at JIU:

FINANCIAL AID

For a description of types of aid, book vouchers, eligibility and criteria for awards, application procedures, borrower rights and responsibilities, and the Financial Aid Code of Conduct, please visit our Financial Aid Advising Center or contact our Student Services Department at 800.811.5663, option 3 or email studentservices@jiu.edu.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

JIU is committed to a policy that requires its students, faculty and staff to exercise safe, healthy and legal choices regarding any alcohol or drug use in accordance with all federal, state and local laws concerning alcohol and illegal drug usage related to JIU activities. Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement officials, and the individual(s) also will be subject to the JIU Student Code of Conduct, see Section Three of the Student Handbook.

In addition, a conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant or loan. To regain eligibility for Title IV assistance once convicted of a drug or alcohol related offense, a student is required to complete successfully an approved drug rehabilitation program. For more information regarding regaining eligibility, please contact your Student Solutions Advisor at 800.811.5663, option 3.

Given its virtual environment, JIU is unable to provide onsite counseling or treatment options; however, there are many resources available. For more information see Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention in Section Seven of the Student Handbook.

CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT

Per the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, and as amended, JIU is exempt from campus crime reporting since it is entirely online. Though a virtual institution, JIU is committed to a safe and secure educational experience.

NATURAL DISASTERS

JIU will make accommodations for students that live in the areas declared as natural disaster areas by the Federal Government.  These accommodations include:

  • Students in the admissions process who cannot submit all required documents for admission will be granted a deadline extension.
  • Faculty will accommodate late submission of assignments, in that students can submit assignments later than usual, but no later than two (2) weeks after the posted deadline, or they will be allowed to drop the course at no charge, and/or request a leave of absence, and be allowed to re-enroll without having to submit new paperwork.
  • Students who are in the process of completing their application for Financial Aid will be given an additional eight (8) weeks to submit documents and accept their Financial Aid without incurring any late charges or fees.

These accommodations are based upon the student's residence and whether the area has been declared a natural disaster.  Students needing to request accommodations due to natural disasters should contact their Student Solutions Advisor.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

GRADUATION RATES

The overall Graduation Rate 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 a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled. Additionally, per federal regulations, each university must also disclose their 4-year average Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate; JIU’s 4-year average is 21%. Please note, however, that this graduation rate represents a small percentage of the JIU student body, as the majority of our undergraduate students are part-time and/or continuing or transfer students.

RETENTION RATES

Retention Rates measure the percentage of full-time first-time and part-time first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall, as reported to IPEDS. Please note, however, that this retention rate represents a small percentage of the JIU student body, as the majority of our students are part-time, continuing, transfer or graduate students.

TITLE II INSTITUTIONAL & PROGRAM REPORT CARD (TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM REPORT)

The Title II Institutional and Program Report Card includes data on teacher preparation programs, annual goals, program completers and the pass rate for state licensure exams. Please note that this report represent Colorado students only.

REQUIRED PROGRAM DISCLOSURES (GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURES)

In an effort to help prospective students make the most informed decision about where to pursue higher education, the US Department of Education now requires Institutions of Higher Education to provide to students required information regarding each program. This information, referred to as Required Program Disclosures, includes potential occupations for which the program prepares students, tuition and fees, normal-time completion rates and median loan debt.

PLACEMENT IN EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR GRADUATES OF JIU PROGRAMS

JIU collects data, in the form of Alumni and Graduate Surveys, regarding the types of employment obtained by JIU graduates. In our most recent Alumni Survey (JIU, 2014), graduates reported working in the following industries: Education, Training and Library (45.4%); Management Occupations (9.7%); Business and Financial Operations (5.5%); Office and Administrative Support (4.6%); Computer and Mathematical (4.2%); Sales [including retail and sales people] (3.4%); and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Healthcare Support (2.9%), after completion of their JIU program. Graduates also reported currently working as First Level Managers/Supervisors (12.4%); Middle Level Managers (15.1%) and working at the Executive Level (8.6%).

Additionally, current Alumni report (via the JIU Alumni Portal) employment by over 850 different organizations in the United States and Canada. Of all 2013 JIU graduates who participated in JIU’s Graduate Satisfaction Survey, 74% reported that they are likely or very likely to pursue additional education, and approximately 59% reported they would re-enroll at JIU. Furthermore, 78% of 2013 JIU graduates either answered “agree” or “strongly agree” when asked if they were working in a profession in which they were utilizing the knowledge and skills they obtained at JIU. 

Please note that while JIU does not offer job placement services, we do offer career development support, career development videos, a resume and portfolio building tool, career guides, self-assessment guides, and other career development support. Please visit our Career Services website for more information.

For more information regarding the student outcomes listed above, please contact the JIU Office of Institutional Research at OIR@jiu.edu. To request a copy of this report, either in section or its entirety, please email studentservices@jiu.edu.