senate Bill S5798

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the commissioner of education to establish a system for grading for-profit institutions of higher education

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
May 15, 2019 referred to higher education

S5798 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7760
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S152

S5798 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of education to establish a database of information on for-profit institutions of higher education and a system for grading such institutions, and requires for-profit institutions of higher education to prominently display on its website the letter grade most recently assigned.

S5798 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5798 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5798

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the  commis-
  sioner  of  education  to  establish  a  system for grading for-profit
  institutions of higher education

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 60 to read as follows:
  60.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH AND
MAINTAIN A DATABASE OF THE FOLLOWING  INFORMATION  ON  EVERY  FOR-PROFIT
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
  (I) TOTAL FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM COST;
  (II) GRADUATION RATE;
  (III) GRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE;
  (IV) TOTAL PLACEMENT RATE;
  (V)  COMMUNITY  SERVICE  PROGRAMS PROVIDED TO STUDENTS TO DO VOLUNTEER
WORK FOR  EITHER  A  CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION,  ORGANIZATION  OR  TRUST
DESCRIBED  IN  SECTION 501 (C) (3) OF THE UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE
CODE OR A GOVERNMENT AGENCY;
  (VI) SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS INCLUDING CAREER AND GUID-
ANCE COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES;
  (VII) MEDIAN TIME IN WHICH A STUDENT COMPLETES A  FOR-PROFIT  INSTITU-
TION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM;
  (VIII) MEDIAN CUMULATIVE STUDENT DEBT AMOUNT;
  (IX) AVERAGE AMOUNT BORROWED;
  (X) COHORT DEFAULT RATE;
  (XI) POST SCHOOL EARNINGS; AND
  (XII)  OUTSTANDING  STUDENT  DEBT  OF FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER
EDUCATION GRADUATES TEN YEARS OUT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11237-02-9

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