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Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

Gainful Employment Disclosure 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Gainful Employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students. Gainful Employment programs are defined by the Federal Government and are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation and which meet certain other stipulations.” 

Gainful Employment regulations require disclosure of the following information for each “gainful employment” program: 

  • Program length (in weeks)
  • Program costs including tuition and fees, in state and out of state, a student would incur while completing the program within normal time
  • Typical costs for books and supplies
  • Median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program
  • On-time completion rate of recent graduates
  • Job placement rate of recent graduates 

The list below represents the graduate certificate programs at East Tennessee State University that meet the Federal Government’s Gainful Employment Program definition. For additional information and updates related to Gainful Employment, visit

Gainful Employment Graduate Certificate Programs at East Tennessee State University 

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