|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to higher education|
|May 15, 2019||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S5798
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5798 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S5798 SPONSOR: THOMAS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to directing the commissioner of education to establish a system for grad- ing for-profit institutions of higher education SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 305 of the education law to add a new subdivi- sion 60 to: - direct the commissioner to maintain a database of certain information for every for profit institution of higher education and requires such institutions to annually report to the department such information. -direct the commissioner to assign a letter grade to each for-profit institution based - on a method devised by the commissioner for the purpose of informing prospective students about the institutions standards.
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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