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Consumer Information

Revised Summer 2013

Selma University is pleased to furnish this information in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act of 1993 and the Higher Education Authorization Act of 2009. Interested parties should consult the online college Catalog and college personnel in the Selma U administrative offices for further information, as indicated below. They also may access the College Navigator website maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics for comparative information for all U.S. colleges and universities. Enrollment statistics provided there are compiled from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) reports filed annually by each college with the federal government.

Student Diversity
According to enrollment data for spring term 2014, 58% of full time students were male, 42% female. Ethnicity was self-reported as follows: 57% White (non-Hispanic), 33% Black (non-Hispanic), 4% Hispanic; one each Asian and Native American; 2% Non-resident Alien; 3% Mixed Race; and 1 Unknown. PELL Grants were awarded to 53% of students during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Retention (Student Persistence)
The most recent IPEDS data show a retention rate of 48% for FTFT (First Time Full Time) Freshmen entering in the Fall of 2011. Overall retention of all full time students from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012 was 66%.

Data for full time Freshmen students from 2003-2006 show a Completion Rate of 39%. The reporting standard for Completion specifies a time frame of 150 percent of published time to complete a Bachelor’s degree. (Thus the reporting format allows six years to complete a four-year program.)

Note: Many colleges use a reporting formula for Completion that excludes entering students who do not intend to finish a full four-year program at that college. Selma University includes in its Completion rate every First Time Full Time student, including those who perceive a benefit from enrolling for fewer credits than the number required to complete a degree. Colleges also may report students as completing a degree program who transfer to another college before doing so. Saint Louis Christian College reports students who transfer to another college as non-completers.

Bachelor’s degree recipients in the graduating classes of 2013-2015 indicated their plans after graduation as follows:

35% Enter or remain in paid ministry positions (Youth, Preaching, Worship, Chaplaincy, etc.).
28% Pursue a further degree beyond Selma U (Seminary, University, Vocational).
23% Will serve in unpaid ministry or secure other employment, or both.
9% Enter overseas or domestic cross-cultural ministry (Church Planting, Benevolent, etc.).
5% Serve with their spouse in a volunteer ministry capacity.

Financial Aid Consumer Information

The following list is distributed to all applicants and accompanies the annual award letter to all students receiving federal student aid:

1.  Financial aid available, how to apply -- Catalog, pp. 40-41; Financial Aid Information Brochure; College Website
2.  How eligibility is determined; how and when aid is disbursed – Financial Aid Information Brochure; Explanatory Letter accompanying Financial Aid Award Letter p. 44
3.  Names of associations that accredit the school – Catalog, p. 2
4.  Cost of attendance – Catalog, pp. 38-39, Financial Aid Brochure
5.  Procedures for withdrawal – Catalog, p. 27
6.  Institution's refund policy – Catalog, p. 47; Refund Brochure
7.  Degree programs offered – Catalog, pp. 51-77 
8.  List of faculty/personnel – Catalog, pp. 140-143
9.  Facilities (including facilities for disabled students)
10. Code of conduct – College Website, "Financial Aid" pp. 127-130
11. Security policies and procedures – College Website, "Academics/Campus Security" p. 135
12. Campus crime statistics report – 2015 Crime & Safety Report
13. Prevention of drug and alcohol abuse – Catalog, p. 125
14. Leave of absence policy – Selma U does not allow leaves of absence.
15. Incomplete grades -- Catalog, p. 26
16. Completion and graduation rates – see image below; College Website, "Academics/Consumer Information"
17. Satisfactory academic progress – Catalog, p. 41; Satisfactory Academic Progress Brochure
18. Equity in Athletics Report –
19. FERPA – Catalog, p. 30 
20. Transfer of credits policy – Catalog, p. 24
21. Textbook prices – College Website, "Bookstore"
22. Financial Aid for study abroad programs – If Selma U contracts with a study abroad program, students may be eligible for financial aid for that program.
23. Net Price Calculator – College Website
24. Copyright infringement regulations – Library Patron's Handbook; College Website, "Academics/Library Resources"
25. Gainful employment programs – Selma U has no gainful employment programs. The College's Certificate Programs are not eligible for financial aid
26. Fire Safety Report – 2015 Fire Report

Disaggregated Graduation Rates

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