HB347: SCHEV; longitudinal data to be disaggregated by degree program and level.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact §§ 23.1-204.1 and 23.1-409 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; longitudinal data.
[H 347]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 23.1-204.1 and 23.1-409 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 23.1-204.1. Postgraduation employment rates.

A. The Council shall annually collect and publish data on its website data on the proportion of graduates of each public institution of higher education and each nonprofit private institution of higher education eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program (§ 23.1-628 et seq.) who are employed (i) 18 months after the date of graduation and (ii) five years after the date of graduation. The data shall include the program and the program level, as recognized by the Council, for each degree awarded by each institution; the percentage of graduates known to be employed in the Commonwealth, by degree program and level; the average salary and the average higher education-related debt for the graduates on which the data is based, by degree program and level; rates of enrollment in remedial coursework for each institution; individual student credit accumulation for each institution; rates of postsecondary degree completion; and any other information that the Council determines is necessary to address adequate preparation for success in postsecondary education and alignment between secondary and postsecondary education. The published data shall be consistent with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.

B. The Council shall disseminate to each public high school and each public institution of higher education and private institution of higher education for which the Council has student-level data a link on its website to the published data.

C. The Council shall provide a notification template that each public high school may use to annually notify students and their parents about the availability of such data. The published data shall be consistent with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g).

B. D. Each such public institution of higher education and each nonprofit private institution of higher education eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program (§ 23.1-628 et seq.) shall provide a link on its website to such published the postsecondary education and employment data published pursuant to subsection A and shall make such link available to each admitted student.

§ 23.1-409. Transparency in higher education information.

Each baccalaureate public institution of higher education shall maintain and update annually no later than September 30 a tab or link on the home page of its website that shall include the following information:

1. The institution's six-year undergraduate graduation rate for each of the past 10 years;

2. The institution's freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for full-time undergraduate students for each of the past 10 years;

3. The institution's average annual percentage increase in base undergraduate tuition for each of the past 10 years;

4. The institution's average annual percentage increase in mandatory undergraduate comprehensive student fees for each of the past 10 years;

5. A link to the annual report of the use of student fees as required by § 23.1-408;

6. A link to the postsecondary education and employment data referenced in subsection B D of § 23.1-204.1; and

7. A summary of the institution's budget, consistent with the institution's annual budgeting process, that includes (i) the major budget units (MBUs) in the institution and standard expenditure categories within each MBU for the current fiscal year and the previous fiscal year or (ii) a link to the annual reports required by subdivision B 10 of § 23.1-1303.

HOUSE BILL NO. 347

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 4, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 23.1-204.1 and 23.1-409 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; longitudinal data.
Patron-- Landes

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 23.1-204.1 and 23.1-409 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 23.1-204.1. Postgraduation employment rates.

A. The Council shall annually collect and publish data on its website data on the proportion of graduates of each public institution of higher education and each nonprofit private institution of higher education eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program (§ 23.1-628 et seq.) who are employed (i) 18 months after the date of graduation and (ii) five years after the date of graduation. The data shall include the program and the program level, as recognized by the Council, for each degree awarded by each institution; the percentage of graduates known to be employed in the Commonwealth, by degree program and level; the average salary and the average higher education-related debt for the graduates on which the data is based, by degree program and level; rates of enrollment in remedial coursework for each institution; individual student credit accumulation for each institution; rates of postsecondary degree completion; and any other information that the Council determines is necessary to address adequate preparation for success in postsecondary education and alignment between secondary and postsecondary education. The published data shall be consistent with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.

B. The Council shall disseminate to each public high school and each public institution of higher education and private institution of higher education for which the Council has student-level data a link on its website to the published data.

C. The Council shall provide a notification template that each public high school may use to annually notify students and their parents about the availability of such data. The published data shall be consistent with the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g).

B. D. Each such public institution of higher education and each nonprofit private institution of higher education eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program (§ 23.1-628 et seq.) shall provide a link on its website to such published the postsecondary education and employment data published pursuant to subsection A and shall make such link available to each admitted student.

§ 23.1-409. Transparency in higher education information.

Each baccalaureate public institution of higher education shall maintain and update annually no later than September 30 a tab or link on the home page of its website that shall include the following information:

1. The institution's six-year undergraduate graduation rate for each of the past 10 years;

2. The institution's freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for full-time undergraduate students for each of the past 10 years;

3. The institution's average annual percentage increase in base undergraduate tuition for each of the past 10 years;

4. The institution's average annual percentage increase in mandatory undergraduate comprehensive student fees for each of the past 10 years;

5. A link to the annual report of the use of student fees as required by § 23.1-408;

6. A link to the postsecondary education and employment data referenced in subsection B D of § 23.1-204.1; and

7. A summary of the institution's budget, consistent with the institution's annual budgeting process, that includes (i) the major budget units (MBUs) in the institution and standard expenditure categories within each MBU for the current fiscal year and the previous fiscal year or (ii) a link to the annual reports required by subdivision B 10 of § 23.1-1303.