Campus Safety and Security
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Three things to check carefully before applying to a college or university
Fees: Students often don't pay attention to fees. But fees can add thousands of dollars to the actual cost for college. Most colleges charge a parking fee, a library fee, a technology fee, and application, a lab fee, a graduation fee, and even more. All those "extra" fees add up and cost the student real money. Find a college or university that doesn't charge a whole bunch of fees and is crystal clear about the actual cost to earn your degree. Some colleges charge a parking fee, a library fee, an application fee, an audit fee, a lab fee, technology fee, ATI fee, graduation fee, placement testing, and even more. These fees can add thousands of dollars to the tuition. Find a college or university that does not charge additional fees.
Textbooks: Many colleges and universities require you to purchase textbooks and supplies. This can add thousands of dollars to the tuition. Find a college or university that provides books, ebooks and/or other necessary resources at no extra charge.
Grants, loans, and scholarships: Student financial aid can be complex and you need help to be sure that you will get all the financial aid, grants, and loans for which you qualify. Find a college or university that has financial planners that are actually available and willing to help you with all of the forms and paperwork and will work on your behalf to find all the assistance you could qualify for.
Tuition can mean many things at different colleges, make sure you understand ALL the costs to earn your degree and graduate!
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ACCSC Graduation & Employment Rates
Click here for the current Independence University - Online Graduation and Employment rates as reported to ACCSC.
Click here for the current Independence University - Utah Campus Graduation and Employment rates as reported to ACCSC.
Professional License Disclosures
- AOS in Medical Assisting
- AOS in Medical Assisting — Medical Specialties
- AOS in Surgical Technologist (West Haven)
- AD in Nursing (West Haven)
- AS in Respiratory Therapy
As part of, West Haven (Ogden), Independence University, is approved as an NC-SARA participating institution.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program
See the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program included in the Annual Campus Security Report.
Students are not required to buy textbooks. Whether you study online or at our beautiful Utah (West Haven/Ogden) campus, you will have access to convenient ebooks and open resource materials that help keep your expenses low.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulations
Details regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Eligibility for Services
In order to receive accommodations, students must meet the following criteria:
- Have a documented disability (documentation must be supplied) that presents a significant barrier to the educational process, and
- Request services from Disability Services through the Dean or Director of Student Services.
Students are required to provide the institution with medical or psychological documentation in order to receive accommodations. All medical information received by the Institution remains confidential and is released to other Institution personnel only with the student’s written permission. Specific documentation requirements may vary slightly depending on the disability. Generally, students should use the following guidelines in determining what constitutes adequate documentation:
- Statement of disability, including diagnosis, instruments/ tests used to reach that diagnosis, and current medications (if any) used to treat the condition and their potential side effects, signed by a qualified medical/psychological professional;
- Statement of the current impact of the disability on academic performance;
- Recommendations for appropriate academic accommodations.
If the student’s documentation is not current (within the last three to five years), or if the student has a learning disability and the most recent testing was prior to age 16, the student will be asked to seek more current testing and/or diagnostic information. This is to ensure that any accommodations made by the Institution are best suited to the student’s current needs and/or level of functioning.
Students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations at the Institution. Institution management will determine what reasonable accommodations to provide based upon appropriate documentation that outlines the needs of the student and the demands of the course.
Copyright Infringement Policy
Information on the institution’s copyright infringement policy.
Timely Warning Plan
Our Timely Warning Plan is included in the Annual Security Report.
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Complaint Procedure Information
Utah Division of Consumer Protection: http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html.
ACCSC Grievance Policy
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student can consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint and will be notified of the Commission’s final resolution. Please direct all inquiries to: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201; 703-247-4212; www.accsc.org. A copy of the Commission’s complaint form is available at the school and can be obtained by contacting the Campus Director.
NURSING EDUCATION (RN) ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM
WEST HAVEN (OGDEN) CAMPUS
Nursing Student Handbook
To download Nursing Student Handbook click here.
Program outcomes are developed as performance indicators which provide evidence that the SHC – Associate Degree Nursing program is meeting the mission and goals set by administration and faculty. The program outcomes have been developed using the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) criteria as guidelines. At the completion of the program of learning, the following outcomes will be achieved:
80% of Independence University Utah (West Haven/Ogden) Campus college associate degree nursing program graduating students will pass the NCLEX RN exam on their first attempt.
|Year||IU Pass Rate||Utah Mean Pass Rate||National Mean Pass Rate|
|Overall 3 year pass rate = 82.2%|
At least 75% of nursing students will complete the nursing courses within 16 Months of entering the core nursing courses.
|Year||SHC Program Completion (Graduation) Rate|
At least 75% of nursing graduates will be employed in the nursing profession or enrolled in a continuation program i.e. RN-BSN, RN-MSN, within six months of graduation.
|Year||SHC Program Placement Rate|
75% of nursing students will demonstrate satisfaction by a score of 90% or greater on the end of course student satisfaction survey.
MEDICAL ASSISTING AOS DEGREE PROGRAM (PREVIOUSLY MEDICAL SPECIALTIES AOS)
WEST HAVEN (OGDEN) CAMPUS
CAAHEP-accredited programs are required to submit an Annual Report Form that contains the outcomes that are outlined in the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines. The outcomes provide valuable information regarding the program’s success and accountability.
|Graduate Job Placement Rate||80%|
|Certification Exam Pass Rate||86.7%|
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST AOS DEGREE PROGRAM
WEST HAVEN (OGDEN) CAMPUS OUTCOMES REPORT
|Outcomes Data||08/01/16 - 07/31/17||08/01/15 - 07/31/16||08/01/14 - 07/31/15||08/01/13 - 07/31/14||08/01/12 - 07/31/13|
|Outcome Assessment Participation||92%||100%||80%||73%||100%|
|Outcome Assessment Exam (OAE)||92%||100%||80%||73%||100%|
- Except for a few programs (see catalog), Independence University does not charge extra fees or charge for books and supplies. Independence University provides students with a laptop computer with software that the student can use in school and keep upon graduation. To compare our tuition to the tuition of another institution, you would need to add up the other institution’s cost for tuition, books, fees, supplies, a tablet, a laptop, and software before making such comparison.