Public Disclosure of Student Achievement

In the past, as a part of the public disclosure of student learning, programs were required to post information related to student achievement of the intended student learning outcomes. The new requirement is centered around paragraph 12(B)(1), 2010 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures contained in the CHEA 2015 Interim Report Guidelines, Updated March 2015. This policy requires that the IACBE “provide evidence . . . that demonstrates accredited programs or institutions continue to implement accreditation standards or policies to provide information to the public on student achievement”. In other words, that we require schools with accredited programs to provide evidence of student achievement accessible to the public.

In accordance with this guideline, schools must report at least one of the following on an annual basis for each IACBE accredited program.

  • Attrition and retention
  • Graduation rates
  • Licensure pass rates
  • Job placement rates (as appropriate)
  • Employment advancement (as appropriate)
  • Acceptance into graduate programs
  • Successful transfer of credit

2017 will be a transition year for moving to the reporting of the new information. While schools are highly encouraged to move to the new metrics for the report that is due to be posted by November 1, 2017, schools may still report in the old format on their websites. Compliance with the new reporting requirements will be mandatory for 2018.

Please post public disclosure of student achievement on the home page of each academic/business unit that offers degree programs that are accredited by the IACBE. (NOTE: schools may choose to post student learning results by November 1, 2017, but must move to the new requirements to disclose student achievement by November 1, 2018.

You are also required to submit the path to the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement to the IACBE on an annual basis, by November 1. The path must lead to the page where you link the disclosure document. 


Public Notification of Accreditation by the IACBE

To simplify the public notification of accreditation by the IACBE (report of the programs that are accredited by the IACBE), the IACBE staff have revised the member status pages to include all of the information that you are required to post on your website as a part of the public notification of accreditation by the IACBE. Beginning November 1, 2017 you will no longer post the list of accredited programs on your website, you will post a link to the member status page on the IACBE website. This will ensure that the information that is reported in the public notification of accreditation by the IACBE is the same regardless of how it is accessed.

Please replace the public notification of accreditation by the IACBE that is on your website with the link that you will receive. The link should be placed on the home page of each academic/business unit that offers degree programs that are accredited by the IACBE.along with the public disclosure of student achievement discussed in item 1 of this letter (NOTE: schools may post student learning results November 1, 2017, but must move to the new requirements to disclose student achievement by November 1, 2018).

You are also required to submit the path to the Public Notification of Accreditation by the IACBE to the IACBE on an annual basis, by November 1. The path must lead to the page where you link to the Member Status Page.

Please note, that any time that you list the programs accredited by the IACBE, you must utilize the disclosure wording on the Member Status Page.

 Use the following form to provide the website paths to your required public disclosures. In specifying the paths, DO NOT PROVIDE URL ADDRESSES. Beginning with the institution’s home page, describe the link on each page in the path on which someone would click in order to advance to the next page in the path. For example:
  1. Click on ‘Academics’
  2. Click on ‘School of Business’
  3. Click on ‘IACBE Accreditation’

Note: If you have accredited business programs that are offered by more than one academic business unit (e.g., a School of Business and a School of Continuing and Professional Studies), and consequently your public disclosures are posted on different pages of your website corresponding to each business unit, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FORMS FOR EACH UNIT.


Public Disclosures