PLACEMENT RATES

First Institute calculates and reports placement rates to its accreditor, the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education (ACCET) and the state, Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) on an annual basis.

ACCET Placement Rates

Accreditation placement rates include graduates who completed between January 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 and calculated by taking the number of graduates placed in the field divided by the total number of eligible graduates. A graduate is considered a placement upon completion of 30 days of continuous full-time employment in a training related field within 120 days of program completion and verified by the employer and/or graduate.

ACCET Graduates from 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020 Placement Rate

Medical Assisting Program 73%

Dental Assisting Program 85%

Massage Therapy Program 60%

IBHE Placement Rates

IBHE placement rates include graduates who completed between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and calculated by taking the number of graduates placed in the field divided by the total number of eligible graduates. A graduate is considered a placement upon completion of 30 days of continuous full-time employment in a training related field within 120 days of program completion and verified by the employer and/or graduate.

IBHE Graduates from 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020 Placement Rate

Medical Assisting Program 93%

Dental Assisting Program 91%

Massage Therapy Program 79%