Gainful Employment Disclosures

The United States Department of Education requires that not-for-profit educational institutions disclose certain types of information regarding programs that do not lead to a degree. These federal regulations are designed to provide information about programs leading to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

In the USC Thornton School of Music, three programs are subject to these federal requirements: (1) the Graduate Certificate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television; (2) the Graduate Certificate program in Performance; and (3) the Artist Diploma program. The tables below provide the required information disclosures. A description of the various types of information contained in these tables is provided in the legend at the bottom of the page.

Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television

SOC Code 1 27-2041.04
CIP Code 2 50.0913
On-Time Completion Rate 3 88%
Program Costs 4 $59,289
Median Loan Debt 5 $0

Graduate Certificate in Performance

SOC Code 1 27-2042.00
CIP Code 2 50.0903
On-Time Completion Rate 3 57%
Program Costs 4 $42,266
Median Loan Debt 5 $0

Artist Diploma

SOC Code 1 27-2042.00
CIP Code 2 50.0903
On-Time Completion Rate 3 50%
Program Costs 4 $42,266
Median Loan Debt 5 $0

Legend

1. SOC Code – Allows students to search the occupational profile for which the certificate/diploma program prepares them on the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) (www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/). The US Department of Labor has identified the O*NET as a primary source of occupational information. O*NET provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for use by job seekers. O*NET provides a framework that identifies the most important types of information about work based on theory, experiment and observation. In addition, O*NET allows occupational information to be applied across jobs, sectors, industries, and within occupations.

2. CIP Code – Links to additional occupational profiles on O*NET (www.onetonline.org/crosswalk)

3. Completion Rate – Number of students who completed the program within normal time. The Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television is a one-year program. The Graduate Certificate in Performance and the Artist Diploma program are two-year programs.

4. Program Costs – Includes estimated tuition, fees, books/supplies, room/board, personal expenses, and transportation. A break-down of these estimated expenses by program is provided below.

Program Tuition Fees Books/ Supplies Room/ Board Personal Transportation
Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television $37,471 $554 $1,344 $15,842 $1,828 $2,250
Graduate Certificate in Performance $20,784 $554 $1,008 $15,842 $1,828 $2,250
Artist Diploma $20,784 $554 $1,008 $15,842 $1,828 $2,250

5. Median Loan Debt – Median loan debt incurred (federal, private, and institutional)by students who complete the program.