Consumer Information / Student Right To Know

CONSUMER INFORMATION
AND STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW

Consumer Information for all current and prospective Five Towns College students is included below. This is in compliance with regulatory, state and federal statutes and requirements of accrediting agencies, including Middle States Commission on Higher Education, NCATE and others pending.

COST OF ATTENDANCE:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate Cost of Attendance can be found here.
  • Net Price Calculator can be found here.
  • Refund Policies can be found here for the following years: 2018, 2019
  • The Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) can be found here.
  • Important financial aid forms and links can be found here.

ACCREDITATION:

  • The College holds an Absolute Charter issued by the NYS Board of Regents and its programs of study are registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
  • The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and its teacher education division is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • More information about accreditation can be found here.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR:

  • The College’s 2018-19 Academic Calendar can be found here.

STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND OUTCOMES DATA 

For information about the institution’s Student Learning Assessment and how it verifies student outcomes data, please learn more by clicking here.
Information about alternate measures of student success can be found here.

GRADUATION AND COMPLETION RATES:

  • The College submits updated data to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Information about its Graduation Rates can be found here.

NYS MUSIC TEACHER EDUCATION PASS RATE

Click here to learn more about the Music Teacher Education Program and pass rates. Also, consult with the New York State Department of Education website for an overview of the accreditation process and registered programs.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Gainful Employment Information about Five Towns College academic program graduation rates, median loan debt of students, and other program statistics can be found by clicking here and by going to the specific academic programs.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

ASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT HOUR:

The College adheres to the NYSED Regulations of the Commissioner which state:

  • Semester hour means a credit, point, or other unit granted for the satisfactory completion of a course which requires at least 15 hours (of 50 minutes each) of instruction and at least 30 hours of supplementary assignments, except as otherwise provided pursuant to section 52.2(c)(4) of this Subchapter. This basic measure shall be adjusted proportionately to translate the value of other academic calendars and formats of study in relation to the credit granted for study during the two semesters that comprise an academic year.

This can be found on the OCUE website

This information is also available in the College’s Catalog.

The College follows the Carnegie hour system described as:

“Postsecondary Credit Systems

Semester Calendar Credit Hours.  Most U.S. higher education institutions operate on an academic year divided into two equal semesters of 15-16 weeks’ duration, with a winter break of 2-3 weeks and a summer session of 10-12 weeks, plus additional shorter breaks.  The actual amount of academic work that goes into a single semester credit hour is often calculated as follows:

One lecture (taught) or seminar (discussion) credit hour represents 1 hour per week of scheduled class/seminar time and 2 hours of student preparation time.  Most lecture and seminar courses are awarded 3 credit hours.  Over an entire semester, this formula represents at least 45 hours of class time and 90 hours of student preparation.”

Source: Department of Education’s International Affairs Office

For more information about the Carnegie hour unit, please visit the Carnegie Foundation Website.

STUDENT LOAN COHORT DEFAULT RATES

Information about the institution’s Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates can be found here.

FEDERAL STUDENT AID INSTITUTION COMPOSITE RATIOS

In compliance with the Federal government’s Title IV requirements, the College’s financial responsibility is included in the Federal Student Aid Financial Responsibility Composite Score Data. The Composite Ratios for the three most recent years is available here.

For 2015-16 it was 3.0; for 2014-15 it was 2.5; and for 2013-14, it was 1.8.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Information about academic support, tutoring, student access and reasonable accommodations and disability services can be found here. Please also review the Catalog under the Student Access & Disability Services here.

STUDENT LIFE & FACILITIES:

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities related to Title IX, gender-based misconduct or NYS Education law, Article 129-B and the institutional Code of Conduct can be found here.

EQUITY IN ATHLETICS DATA ANALYSIS, U. S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

As stated on its website, “The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to equity in athletics data. The data are drawn from the OPE Equity in Athletics Disclosure Website database. This database consists of athletics data that are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), via a Web-based data collection, by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs) and that have an intercollegiate athletics program.”

Source: Equity in Athletics Data Analysis

Here is the link to the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis site and a PDF of the data for Five Towns College.
To learn more about the Sound Athletics Program, click here.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY POLICY & PROGRAM CONTACT PERSON:

  • The Five Towns College Director of Information Technology (IT), Mr. Craig Healy, is the institutional contact person. He can be reached at craig.healy@ftc.edu and/or (631) 656-3150. He is aware of the policy and actively managing the institution’s security program.