senate Bill S152

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to higher education

S152 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5798

S152 (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; requires for-profit institutions of higher education to prominently display on its website the letter grade most recently assigned.

S152 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S152 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    152
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 59 to read as follows:
   59.  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

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