Student Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires that we report and disclose certain information about our school programs in a clear, prominent, user-friendly, and easily understood manner. The intent of the requirement is to enable students to make an informed choice about a program of study. To this end, we have provided the following information:

  • Internet-based learning programs: According to the Sloan Consortium report published in November 2011, more than 6 million students were enrolled in at least one online class during the fall of 2010. View the study at:
  • Salary Data: Prospective students are encouraged to conduct research to determine actual earning potential, as it may vary depending on location, level of education, and experience.
  • Job Outlook Data: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics profession or industry growth projections are based on nationwide data from a given time. Prospective students are encouraged to conduct independent research regarding local job growth rates, as they may vary from the national average.
  • Suggested Careers: Careers suggested in association with the graduate programs on this website are not intended to imply any guarantee of employment or qualifications for specific positions. As with all employment decisions, the requirements for a specific career may vary depending on any number of factors including, but not limited to, employer, location, level of education, and experience.
  • Industry Growth: Seventy percent of health insurers, 48 percent of hospitals and 39 percent of pharmaceutical/life sciences companies plan to increase hiring of technical informatics professionals through 2014, according to a February 2012 study by PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute. View the study at:
  • Course Specific Information: The course description, objectives and learning outcomes are subject to change without notice based on enhancements made to the course. Consult your Valparaiso University enrollment advisor for the most current information.
  • Military and Veteran Education Assistance Information: Information provided as to the availability and eligibility for military or veteran education assistance programs is for general informational use only. Please check with your Education Services Officer or local Veterans Administration Representative for eligibility, benefit amount and application processes specific to your situation.
  • International Student Credentials: Valparaiso University does not provide any kind of assistance in obtaining student visas or in translating documents.
  • Acceptance Process: To be officially admitted, all documents and transcripts must be reviewed and approved. A formal letter of admission will be sent to your Valparaiso University email account. Please note that individual situations vary, and your enrollment advisor can confirm where you are in the admissions process.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy: Valparaiso University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era veterans status or any other discrimination prohibited by law in the admission of students; administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs; employment policies; and athletic or other university-sponsored programs or activities.
  • University Policies: University policies are subject to change. Please contact Valparaiso University Registrar’s Office at 219-464-5212 for the most up-to-date information.
  • Completion Time: Completion time of degree or certificate programs differs for each individual, based on their number of transfer credits and/or the number of courses taken consecutively. A Valparaiso University enrollment advisor can help you to estimate your individual completion time.