The reason for this success is CECU members’ dedicated focus to on-site or hybrid education, versus online-only classes. Member schools also create and maintain targeted career education programs, as opposed to liberal arts programs. Students have found career success because of the close relationships their schools maintain with employers, ensuring that the students are receiving career-relevant education –so they can join the workforce immediately after graduation.”
“For over a decade, opponents for career education colleges and universities have cherry picked data and manipulated research to distort outcomes in higher education, and advance ideological wars against the sector,” Gunderson said. Outcomes should matter – for every student, every program and every school. Public policy should be determined by performance of each school and program, not be wholesale attacks on an entire sector. These numbers prove that our members reflect the commitment to academic excellence leading to successful outcomes sought by policy makers of both parties.”
“As an organization, we support public policy that is fairly applied across the board and contains guardrails to limit access to federal funds those who do not meet minimum outcome standards – regardless of the school or program,” Gunderson concluded.