In December 2016, our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS), lost its recognition with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). This caused a mass withdrawal of students in January 2018 and resulted in our retention rate being 32% for the ACICS reporting period that ended June 30, 2018. The students withdrew because their employer decided in January 2018 that it would not fund training from a school whose accreditor is not recognized by the DOE. The notice published below is a requirement from ACICS for that period and this statement serves as background information to explain the low retention rate. Two important facts should be noted: (1) The recognition status of ACICS has been reinstated by DOE following a court decision that the recognition was improperly withdrawn; and, (2) the current retention rate for ETI for the period July 1, 2018 until now, January 25, 2019, is 100%.
Notice to Students and Prospective Students:
The Business and Industry Technology at Emerging Technologies Institute has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), due to material noncompliance with its retention rate standard of 60%.
Student Enrollment, Completion, Retention & Job Placement:
The table below shows the student enrollment and placement data for the Business and Industry Technology (BIT) as well as the Business Office Information Systems programs (BOIS). These are the self-reported data submitted to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.
The table below represents enrollment, completion, and job placement for the short academic programs. This information is updated annually.