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1 The placement rate was calculated using the number of degree (and if applicable) diploma graduates from:  July 1, 2011 and July 3, 2012 and their status as of April 11, 2013; July 4, 2012 and July 3, 2013 and their status as of March 27, 2014; and July 4, 2013 and July 2, 2014 and their status as of March 26, 2015.  The denominator includes all graduates, including graduates who would be exempted from the calculation by our accrediting body. The numerator includes all graduates placed in field or in a related field, employing the definition of a placement used by our accrediting body. 

Note:  The definition of a placement used by our accrediting body, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) may be found at the following linkhttp://www.acics.org/accreditation/content.aspx?id=6425&utm_source=ACICS+Accreditation+Alert&utm_campaign=AWARE+Webinar%3A+Enhancements+to+Online+Application+Process&utm_medium=email

2 Computerworld, "Top Programming Languages that are In Demand by Employers." June 11, 2013. (http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/98085#slide1)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Computer Support Specialists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm 

4 "Boston.com, IN THE YEAR 2016: THE 30 FASTEST-GROWING JOBS,"  http://www.boston.com/jobs/2013/12/23/the-year-the-fastest-growing-jobs/GGDo2PVgihmpsurdiPGUhO/story.html

5 Smartpress.com, "The State of Graphic Design,"http://smartpress.com/pages/state-of-graphic-design

IAAP 2013 Benchmarking Survey, http://www.iaap-hq.org/blog/news/ray-weikal/infographic-highlights-key-insights-iaaps-2013-benchmarking-survey

7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/bookkeeping-accounting-and-auditing-clerks.htm#tab-1

8 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Computer Programmers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm

9 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm

10 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/graphic-designers.htm 

11 Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl, Help Wanted: Projecting Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 p. 13 (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010). http://cew.georgetown.edu/jobs2018

12 The Minneapolis Business College on time graduation rates are for all students who completed a program between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The all school on time graduation rates are for all full time, first time students in the 2005 cohort attending 2 year institutions as reported on table 38 at http://nces.ed.gov/datalab/tableslibrary/viewtable.aspx?tableid=7512

13 Carnevale, Jayasundera, Cheah, "The College Payoff: Weathering the Economic Storm," p. 7. https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/vzqem30apzdt4e3vmo9n

14 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm

15 Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Employment Outlook, Network and Computer Systems Engineers

16 The published outcomes for our medical assisting diploma and medical assisting associate degree programs are based on the 5 year weighted average as reported to Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP).   These percentages are from the most recent report as o 3/14/2017.

17 U.S. Travel Association, "Economic Impact of Travel," http://www.ustravel.org/government-affairs/travel-industry-economic-impact