Your Right to Know: HEOA Information.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 contains numerous federal reporting and disclosure requirements for information from various administrative areas of higher education institutions. In order to make this information readily available, the Department of Institutional Effectiveness has created this webpage which is designed to provide quick access to this data.
Below are general consumer information subject areas, which provide links to references, reports and additional details.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
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Charter and Program Registration
Northeast College of Health Sciences was granted an Absolute Charter by the New York State Board of Regents on behalf of the New York State Education Department of the University of the State of New York.
Northeast College of Health Sciences' Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, the Master of Science degree program in Diagnostic Imaging, the Master of Science degree program in Applied Clinical Nutrition, the Master of Science degree program in Clinical Anatomy, the Master of Science degree program in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, and the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program are registered by the New York State Education Department of the University of the State of New York.
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Office of College and University Evaluation - www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue
Office of the Professions - www.op.nysed.gov
Northeast College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 267.284.5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Next scheduled evaluation site visit: 2025-26
Last Accredited: 2016
Continuously accredited since: 1985
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) - www.msche.org
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Northeast College of Health Sciences is awarded ;accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 10105 E. Via Linda, Suite 103 – 3642, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: 480.443-8877.
Next scheduled evaluation site visit: 2024
Last Reaccredited: 2016
Continuously accredited since: 1979
Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) - www.cce-usa.org
Northeast College of Health Sciences (Northeast) is an institutional member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Initiative (SARA).
Initial responsibility for the investigation and resolution of student complaints resides with the institution against which the complaint is made. Northeast's internal complaint process is located in the Student Guide and should be followed to completion.
If a person bringing a complaint is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling complaints, the complaint (except for complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed, within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made, to the SARA portal entity in New York.
Students residing outside New York State who have concerns resulting from distance education courses offered by Northeast, and are unsatisfied with the outcome of the internal institutional complaint process, may contact the appropriate state agency contact listed here.
Credit Hour Policy
Loan Default Rates
Northeast's 2019 Federal student loan three-year cohort default rate is 0.0%.
The 2019 Federal student loan three-year cohort default rate for all borrowers nationwide is 2.3%.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Northeast's doctor of chiropractic program is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. Prospective and enrolled students are encouraged to research licensure requirements for the state that they reside in and/or intend to reside in as licensure requirements vary from state to state*.
*Each state's licensure regulations is distinct. In order to ensure individual licensure eligibility for any/all states that there is a desire to practice in, review of the specific Chiropractic State Board information prior to matriculation as well as periodically until graduation is highly recommended. While Northeast 's doctor of chiropractic curriculum prepares students to meet state licensure requirements, each applicant/student is responsible to obtain information to ensure that they can meet the requirements/qualifications for the state's specific licensure requirements.
Review Licensure Requirements State-by-State
The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards website is a resource for prospective and enrolled students. Review this resource for contact information and the requirements for individual state licensing boards. State board licensing requirements are subject to change. Prior to enrolling, Northeast recommends contacting the state licensing board where there is interest to practice to ensure licensure requirements can be met. Northeast also recommends checking the requirements regularly after enrollment.
DC Degree Completion Rates
The following table shows the overall average of the two most recent year's completion rates by trimester which are calculated at the 150% of the normal completion time.
|Entrance Term||# of Students Matriculated in Entrance Term||Term 15 Trimesters After Entrance Term||# Students in Column A That Graduated by Term in Column C||Completion Rate at the 150th Percentile|
|Fall 2015||122||Spring 2020||114||93%|
|Winter 2016||36||Fall 2020||31||86%|
|Spring 2016||26||Winter 2021||23||89%|
|Fall 2016||117||Spring 2021||99||85%|
|Winter 2017||38||Fall 2021||32||84%|
|Spring 2017||24||Winter 2022||22||92%|
Doctor of Chiropractic
Northeast College’s Doctor of Chiropractic program has a graduation rate of 89.7% (Increase from 87.2% last year). This rate represents the percentage of students that entered in the Fall 2017 cohort, and earned the Doctor of Chiropractic degree within the maximum timeframe.
Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition
Northeast College’s Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition program has a graduation rate of 72.2% (Decrease from 83.3% last year). This rate represents the percentage of students that entered in the Fall 2019 cohort, and earned the M.S. in applied clinical nutrition from Northeast College within the maximum timeframe.
Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction
Northeast College’s Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction program has a graduation rate of 62.0% (Increase from 47.6% last year). This rate represents the percentage of students that entered in the Fall 2018 cohort, and earned the M.S. in human anatomy & physiology instruction from Northeast College within the maximum timeframe.
National Board Scores
Doctor of Chiropractic Board Scores
|US Programs||Northeast College|
|NBCE Part I||65%||66%|
|NBCE Part II||66%||76%|
|NBCE Part III||76%||81%|
|NBCE Part IV||90%||89%|
Licensing Exam Success Rates
In keeping with the CCE Policy 56 requiring public disclosure of student performance, accredited U.S. programs must disclose up to date results of student performance on national board examinations on the program website. The table below outlines annual and overall weighted averages of the four most recent years' licensing exam success rates.
(Last 4 years)
|Number of Graduates||Number of Graduates Passing All Parts of Licensing exams* or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six (6) months post-graduation||Percentage of Graduates Passing All Parts of licensing exams* or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six (6) months post-graduation|
* Note: The table reflects all Northeast graduates passing National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Parts I-IV, or the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) Components A-C, or have provided proof of licensure to practice chiropractic in a state, province, or country in lieu of licensing exam performance.