Consumer Information

Compass Career College is dedicated to providing the highest quality career training to all enrolled students preparing each student for entry into the work force.  The following consumer information is provided to benefit current and prospective students and any other interested party. Knowledgeable individuals are able to make informed decisions about their role, their actions, and their responsibilities within the community. Included are key items disclosed in accordance with the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).

Each year, the institution publishes a Student Consumer Information Flyer available online in a pdf format and distributed to enrolled students in print format.

Students may also visit the College Navigator website to view data reported to the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System.


General Information:

General information is located in the institution's general catalog.  Several polices detailed in the catalogs and handbooks have been posted to the web in pdf format for the convenience of perspective students.  Use these links to:


Copyright Infringement Policies:

Read our policies on how to appropriately use information technology resources and copyrighted materials.


Health and Safety:

In an effort to safeguard the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, we have established a Drug Free School Policy (DFSP) to assist in making health, responsible choices.  Read our policies regarding the well-being of our campus community.

  • Health and Safety Plan - Learn about the steps Compass Career College has taken to ensure a safe learning environment.
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program - Find out about the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program as well as its penalties.
  • Search and Seizure - Read our search and seizure policy.
  • Annual Campus Safety, Securty, Fire Safety and Crime Log Report - The Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act.  This report also contains new reporting categories as mandated in the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
  • Hurricane Preparedness Guide - Important information for students, faculty, staff, and community members.  Includes hurricane tracking map.
  • Title IX Policy - Compass Career College recognizes and accepts its obligations under the Title IX rule which requires institutions to put into place a complex policy framework for resolving reports of sexual harassment that occur within our educational program or activity once actual knowledge is received.
  • Title IX Grievance Procedure - Any Compass employee, student, or other member of the Compass community who believes he or she has been a victim of sexual harassment that occurs within our educational program or activity should immediately report it and follow the procedure as listed.

Student Body Diversity and Student Outcomes:

Compass Career College annually distributes and publishes a notice to enrolled and prospective students that lists and briefly describes the annual completion rate, placement rate, licensure rate and student body diversity.  These rates are calculated according to the guidelines set forth by our National Accreditor the Council on Occupational Education.  Additionally, Compass Career College reports annually its student retention rate as calculated by IPEDS and reported on College Navigator.  Interested parties may access this information and more via the College Navigator tab of the Center’s website.

Student Outcomes HandoutThe following data is for the 2023 reporting year.

Total Enrolled Full-Time Students: 260

Male - 24
Female - 236

Total Enrolled Full-Time Students Receiving Federal Pell Grants: 189

Male - 13
Female - 176


Ethnicity of Full-Time Students Receiving Federal Pell Grants:

Race Male Female
Asian 0 1
Black or African American 7 114
Hispanic 0 2
Native Hawaiian 0 0
White 6 58
2 or more races 0 0
Unknown or Unreported 0 1
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0

Retention Rate:

The following retention rate measures the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following Fall.  The percentage of students who began their studies in Fall 2021 and returned in Fall 2022 is 57%.

Student Completion, Placement, and Licensure Rates:

The following student placement rate is provided to benefit current and prospective students and any other interested party.  Knowledgeable individuals are able to make informed decisions about their role, their actions, and their responsibilities within the community.

The following data was collected from the 2021-2022 aid year:

Program

Completion

Placement

Licensure

Medical Assistant

70%

80%

 N/A

Medical Billing and Coding

73%

82%

 N/A

Nurse Aide Training

80%

100%

 N/A

Practical Nurse

45%

93%

100%

Welding

79%

80%

 N/A

Cosmetology

60%

93%

100%

 


Student Financial Assistance:

Know your financial rights and responsibilities as a student, the types of aid administered by Compass Career College, and the policies governing the return of funds when a student withdraws.

  • Financial Aid
  • FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Your first step in applying for financial assistance!
  • Code of Conduct - Read the Code of Conduct for financial aid professionals.
  • Net Price Calculator - Calculate your total program cost, including housing, meals, and miscellaneous expenses.
  • State Grant Assistance - TOPS - Learn about aid programs offered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Student Loan Information - View information from the Department of Education on Federal Direct Student Loans.
  • Entrance/Exit Counseling - Use this link to complete entrance or exit counseling.
  • SAP - Read the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  • R2T4 - Find out about the Return to Title IV requirements when a student withdraws.
  • Internal Refund Policy - Learn about our internal refund policy for students who withdraw.
  • Financial Literacy Information - Empowers students to recognize the importance and connection between managing finances and degree completion

Voter Registration:

Students 18 years of age or older are encouraged to register to vote.  Voter registration information for Tangipahoa parish may be found online.  Students needing assistance accessing this website may contact Student Services.

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