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Institutional Information

The mission of Carolinas College is to tranform lives by educating, engaging and empowering professionals for an evolving healthcare environment. Accordingly, the college uses several measures to document student achievement:

  1. Graduation rate within 150% of program length for those seeking a degree or certificate
  2. Admission rates from pre-clinical tracks into clinical programs
  3. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) outcomes measure
  4. Licensure/certification pass rates (first attempt) for pre-licensure programs
  5. Post-graduate placement rates (within six months of graduation) for clinical programs

Graduation Rate by Program (at 150% of normal program length for those seeking a degree or certificate)

Source: Graduation Rate Data (ending cohort) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Studies* N/A 0% 0% 0% 0%
Histotechnology 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Medical Laboratory Science 84.6% 100% 91.7% 93.3% 93.3%
Nursing 83.3% 87.6% 87.3% 85.9% 81%
Radiation Therapy 88.9% 66.7% 90% 70% 100%
Radiologic Technology 73.7% 88.9% 77.8% 66.7% 72.2%
College Summary 83.1% 79.3% 79.8% 74.6% 71.1%
College Goal 75% 75% 75% 75% 75%

*More than half of the students transfer into one of the College's healthcare programs.

Guaranteed Admission Rate for Pre-Professional Tracks

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Pre-Nursing 68% 65% 58% 64% 64%
Pre-Radiologic Technology N/A 80% 50% 83% 75%
College Summary 68% 66% 57% 65% 66%
College Goal 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%

IPEDS Outcome Measure (Completion Rate Eight-Years After Entry)

Years Reported to IPEDS 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outcomes Measure 74.5% 67.3% 55.3% 64.2%
College Goal 65% 65% 65% 65%

Passed Required Licensure/Certificate Exam on First Attempt

Source: Placement & Pass Rate 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018
National Average
Histotechnology 67% 100% 100% 100% 85.7% 79.3%
Medical Laboratory Science 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 79.6%
Nursing 90% 95.5% 92.7% 98% 96.3% 88%
Radiation Therapy 100% 88.9% 100% 100% 100% 88%
Radiologic Technology 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 89.3%
College Summary 91% 95.9% 94.5% 98.6% 97.4% -
College Goal 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% -

Full-Time Placement Rate in Field within Six Months of Graduation

Source: Graduation Rate Data (ending cohort) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Histotechnology 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Medical Laboratory Science 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Nursing 83.6% 89.9% 96.7% 96.1% 89%
Radiation Therapy 50% 33.3% 100% 66.7% 75%
Radiologic Technology 18.8% 50% 46.2% 90.9% 100%
College Summary 76.7% 81.5% 93.2% 95% 90.9%
College Goal 75% 75% 75% 75% 75%

Strategic Plan for Institutional Effectiveness

Annual Reports

Fact Books

Annual Safety and Security Report

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Carolinas College of Health Sciences. Normal inquiries about the college, such as admission requirements, financial aid, academic program, etc., should be addressed directly to Carolinas College of Health Sciences.

Carolinas College also holds accreditation from the following:
The Radiologic Technology and Radiation Therapy programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312-704-5300

The Histotechnology and the Medical Laboratory Science programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Carolinas College of Health Sciences will be applying for programmatic accreditation of the RN to BSN program upon the graduation of the first cohort of students.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the NC Board of Nursing
P. O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
919-782-3211

The Phlebotomy program is approved by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

Former Programs
The Surgical Technology program has suspended accreditation status with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) in conjunction with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

The Nurse Aide program was approved by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
919-855-4800

Higher education institutions must be authorized to offer distance education programs and/or courses in states other than their own. Admission to a program or course is dependent on Carolinas College’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if authorization is required.

On April 11, 2017, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), approved institutional participation for Carolinas College. To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit their website here.

Participating SARA States and Institutions.

If you are seeking admission to one of our programs and reside in a non-participating SARA state, please consult Dr. Karen Lewis, dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Karen.Lewis@carolinascollege.edu or 704-355-5585.

If you are considering enrolling in a program that leads to professional licensure and certification and you do not reside in North Carolina, it is necessary to confirm licensure and certification requirements in your home state. Carolinas College of Health Sciences has not made the determination whether program curriculum meets the licensure and certification requirements for every state. For more information on state requirements for obtaining licensure and certification in a specific state, if applicable, please consult the list below. Our program chairs will work with you to contact the applicable licensure board to determine if our program meets requirements. Please contact program chairs directly to discuss.
 
Associate Degree Nursing - Cathy Borysewicz - Catherine.Borysewicz@CarolinasCollege.edu (704-355-0368) Nursing licensure requirements are determined by the applicable state's board of nursing. Contact information for the various states' board of nursing can be found at https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm.
 
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Phlebotomy, Specialist in Blood Bank Technology) - Melissa Jackson - Melissa.D.Jackson@CarolinasCollege.edu (704-355-3921) Certification requirements are determined by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Some states require licensure for clinical laboratory personnel. Certification and state-licensure requirements are listed at https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification/get-credentialed.
 
Neurodiagnostic Technology – Ashley Hastings – Ashley.Hastings@CarolinasCollege.edu (704-355-7572) Certification requirements are determined by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). Requirements are available at https://www.abret.org/candidates/credentials/eeg/#
 
Radiation Therapy - Lee Braswell - Lee.Braswell@CarolinasCollege.edu (704-355-6937) Certification and registration requirements are determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT; requirements are available at https://www.arrt.org/earn-arrt-credentials/requirements). Some states, however, have licensing laws governing the practice of radiologic technology. State-specific licensing handbooks can be found at https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure.
 
Radiologic Technology, Computed Tomography, and Mammography - Jodie Huffstetler - Jodie.Huffstetler@CarolinasCollege.edu (704-355-7689) Certification and registration requirements are determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT; requirements are available at https://www.arrt.org/earn-arrt-credentials/requirements). Some states, however, have licensing laws governing the practice of radiologic technology and other imaging sciences. State-specific licensing handbooks can be found at https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure.
 
The mailing address for all program chairs is: 
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217

 

Carolinas College seeks to quickly resolve complaints and grievances. Students who are enrolled should follow the Student Complaint Procedure.

Students needing assistance in navigating the appeal process should contact the dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management:

Karen Lewis
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28217
Telephone: 704-355-5585
Email: Karen.Lewis@CarolinasCollege.edu

If a complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting Carolinas College’s procedure described above, the student may file a complaint with any the following agencies:

1) Carolinas College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Students may submit complaints to the SACSCOC, the college’s regional accrediting body, if an issue has not been resolved and are encouraged to review the Complaint Procedures Policy Statement prior to filing a complaint.

The contact information for SACSCOC is:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone: 404-679-4500
Website: http://www.sacscoc.org

2) Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement – North Carolina (SARA-NC), which is the state portal for North Carolina. If unable to resolve a complaint at the college level, students have the right to contact the state portal, SARA-NC, to submit a complaint. Students should follow the agency’s complaint process and use the form listed below.

The contact information for SARA-NC is:

SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 
Telephone: 855-SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
Telephone: 919-549-8614, ext. 4667
Email: information@saranc.org 

Website:  www.saranc.org 

3) Students have the right to file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice with the State Attorney General, particularly complaints regarding applicable state laws.

The contact information for the Attorney General’s Office is:

Consumer Protection
Attorney General's Office
Mail Service Center 9001
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-9001
Telephone North Carolina Residents: 877-566-7226
Telephone Non-Residents: 919-716-6000
En Espanol: 919-716-0058
Website:  http://www.ncdoj.gov/

If you reside in another state and are unable to resolve a complaint, please contact the appropriate authority in your state of residence.

In accordance with the program integrity rules established by the Department of Education, we are providing you with information to help you make an informed decision about our Gainful Employment Programs. Gainful Employment Programs are non-degree programs including those that lead to a certificate or diploma.

For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please click on the links for each of our Gainful Employment Programs:

The following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

August 24, 2020

  • An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    • Date Certification and Agreement signed: 07/15/2020
      • On 07/15/2020, the College signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement that assures the institution intends to use no less than 50% ($134,315) of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    • Date institution received allocation (i.e., GAN dates): 7/24/2020
      • On July 24, 2020, the College received its allocation under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $134,315 Students portion. $134,315 Institution portion. Total $268,630
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). $134,313.04
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 397
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 397
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. In accordance with the federal guidelines, students enrolled on March 13, 2020 in a program of study that is NOT a 100% online program and for which credit hours are awarded are eligible to receive these funds. This includes May graduates in the Associate Degree Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs.

CARES Act Protocols & Eligibility Summary

  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. CARES Notifications to Eligible Students – $338.32

*Note: In preparing the 30-day Fund Report, institutions should use data suppression and other methodologies to comply with, and protect the personally identifiable information from student education records, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). For example, the Department does not expect institutions to report information about a group of 10 or fewer students. For example, if the total number of eligible students, the total of number of students who received Emergency Financial Aid Grants, or the difference between the two numbers is less than 10, then the institution should not display the number of students or the amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students on publicly available website(s) controlled by the institution.

Institutions that accurately report the information listed above will meet the initial reporting requirements. For subsequent reports and reporting for other related HEERF programs, the Department will notify participating institutions of the Department’s preferred reporting method. The Department may choose to collect additional information from institutions in accordance with the reporting requirement stated at Section 18(e) of the CARES Act and the Certification and Agreement.

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