2015-2016 Cohort Disclosure Information
June 7, 2017   

The Student Right-to-Know Act requires schools to disclose graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time, first-time undergraduate students. These are students who have not attended post-secondary education courses before and who are attending school on a full-time basis. University of the Potomac’s programs are currently focused on students attending on a full-time basis; however, in the past, University of the Potomac’s programs was primarily directed to students attending school on a part-time basis, most of whom had previously taken courses at another institution.
Therefore, the cohort of students who meet the definition of full-time, first-time undergraduate students is very small.

Associate Degrees
There were 22 students who started associate degree programs in the fall of 2013. Of these students, 18 were “first-time and full-time” AS degree students and four students graduated within the 150% completion time for a 22% graduation rate in this population.

Bachelor Degrees
There were 86 students in the fall 2010 cohort. Of these students, 35 were “first-time, full-time” BA degree students. Nine of these students graduated in the 2016 academic year within the 150% completion time for a 26% graduation rate in this very small population. Take time to explore these other pages to get a better view of what your college life might be like.

University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus (384412)
2015 -16 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey Summary
Four-Year Institutions with Graduate Students

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rate Cohort
First-time, full-time bachelor’s seeking student retention rate 67%
First-time, part-time bachelor’s seeking student retention rate N/A
Graduation rate cohort as percent of total entering students 26%
Graduate Student Characteristics
Percent of Graduate students who are female 80%
Percent of graduate students who are full-time 100%

University of the Potomac-VA Campus (442639)
2015 -16 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey Summary
Four-Year Institutions with Graduate Students

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rate Cohort
First time, full-time bachelor’s seeking student retention rate 67%
First-time, part-time bachelor’s seeking student retention rate N/A
Graduation rate cohort as percent of total entering students 0%
Graduate Student Characteristics
Percent of Graduate students who are female 37%
Percent of graduate students who are full-time 100

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Bachelor of Science in Business (was  Management) 
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (was Information Systems)
Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics
Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management
Bachelor of Science in International Business
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Associate of Science in Business (was Management)
Associate of Science in Information Technology (was Information Systems)
Associate of Science in Network Security Management
Associate of Science in International Business
Associate of Science in Accounting

Campus Crime Report

This document contains the 2017 Annual Campus Crime Report for University of the Potomac. The University publishes the report once a year and provides copies to all students, faculty, and staff via emails sent through the University of the Potomac email system, including via University-assigned student email accounts.

Annual Security Report 2017

If you would like a hard copy of this report, Student Services maintains hard copies in its office. You can request a copy in person or by email to student.services@potomac.edu.

Title IX

Title IX Office
Knowledge. Accountability. Care.

University of the Potomac University Notice of Non-Discrimination

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, University of the Potomac University does not discriminate, exclude from participation in, or deny benefits of its educational programs, admission policies, activities, or employment policies and opportunities on the basis of sex.  Questions about Title IX may be submitted to University of the Potomac’s Title IX Coordinator David Rivers, 1401 H Street NW, Suite 100, 202-274-1798, david.rivers@potomac.edu and/or the Office of Civil Rights, District Columbia Office, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg. 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, Telephone: 800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339 Email: OCR@ed.gov

The Title IX Office leads University of the Potomac’s efforts to prevent and address sex discrimination, including all forms of gender-based violence and harassment. Our mission is a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors at University of the Potomac.

Please review the following Title IX documents:

  1. Title IX Coordinator
  2. Title IX Information
  3. Clery Act and Violence Against Women
  4. Title IX Q&A

FA Code of Conduct

University of the Potomac expects the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behavior from all officers, employees, and agents whose responsibilities include student financial aid matters. These individuals must avoid even the appearance or perception of any conflict of interest regarding their student aid responsibilities. They must refrain from taking any action they believe is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interest of the students they are serving, and must disclose all conflicts identified in this policy.

 University of the Potomac Responsibilities

As part of its commitment to the highest ethical standards in connection with its responsibilities regarding Federal financial aid, University of the Potomac will not:

  • Receive anything of value from any lender in exchange for any advantage sought by the lender in making educational loans available to enrolled or prospective students of University of the Potomac.
  • Assign, through award packaging or other methods, a first-time borrower’s loan to a particular lender, or refuse to certify or delay certification of any loan based on the borrower’s selection of a particular lender or guaranty agency.
  • Enter into any revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender under which University of the Potomac recommends a lender or its products in exchange for a fee or other material benefits from the lender, and the lender provides or issues a loan that is made, insured, or guaranteed under Title IV to students attending University of the Potomac (or their families).
  • Request or accept from any lender any offer of funds to be used for private education loans, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, to students in exchange for concessions or promises to provide the lender with a specified number of loans made, insured, or guaranteed under Title IV; a specified loan volume of such loans; or a preferred lender arrangement for such loans.
  • Request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing.
  • Use Federal funds received under Federal financial aid programs to hire a registered lobbyist or pay any person or entity for securing an earmark to any legislation. University of the Potomac will not use such funds to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any Agency, Member of Congress, officer or employee of Congress, or employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, making of any Federal grant or loan, entering into any Federal cooperative agreement, or the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan or cooperative agreement.

Responsibilities of University of the Potomac Officers, Employees and Agents

Any officer or employee, or agent of University of the Potomac who is employed in the financial aid office of University of the Potomac, or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to educational loans or other financial aid of University of the Potomac, is prohibited from:

  • Soliciting or accepting any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of educational loans for any item or service of any monetary value, other than standard materials (brochures, training aids) related to topics such as default prevention or financial literacy.
  • Upon prior approval of the Director-Financial Aid, exceptions may be made with for reasonable expenses for professional development that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of University of the Potomac’s financial aid programs.
  • Accepting from a lender or its affiliate any fee, payment, or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender relating to education loans.
  • Receiving anything of value from a lender, guarantor or group of lenders or guarantors if the employee serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender or group of lenders. An employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on such advisory board, commission or group.

 Reporting Violations of This Policy

University of the Potomac expects officers and employees covered by this policy to report violations of this policy to the Director – Financial Aid. Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of the University of the Potomac (UOTP) to afford qualified students with disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, an equal opportunity to participate in, and thus benefit from, all programs, services, and activities of the University. This includes, but is not limited to, providing appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services for persons with disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws.

UOTP does not discriminate on the basis of disability and provides qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the UOTP programs through appropriate academic adjustments and the provision of auxiliary aids. UOTP accepts requests for accommodations from students with various disabilities including learning or intellectual disabilities. UOTP seeks to enhance a students’ chance of success within the classroom by offering accommodations, including , not limited to, use of a note taker; extended time on exams; extended time on assignments; use of a calculator; provision to take tests in separate location and the permission to use a tape recorder in approved portions of class. A disabled student is not required to disclose his/her disability to UOTP unless the student wishes UOTP to provide a reasonable accommodation. For assistance, students with disabilities desiring special accommodations should contact the Director of Disability Services.

Process for Requesting Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The first step in the accommodation process is for the student to complete a “Request for Accommodations Form,” providing UOTP information about the disability which identifies the accommodations the student is requesting, and medical documentation supporting the diagnosis. The above-mentioned forms and documentation are forwarded to the Director of Disability Services, who serves as UOTP’s Section 504 coordinator. The Director of Disability Services will review the supporting documents and contact the student if additional information is required. Once the relevant information is received, the Director of Disability Services will consult with the Academic Dean(s). The Director of Disability Services will then issue the student a letter indicating whether the student is determined to be a qualified student with a disability and, if applicable, the accommodations UOTP will provide to the student. After accommodations have been arranged, the Academic Dean(s) and the Director of Disability Services will contact the student’s instructors by the first day of classes each quarter informing them of the special accommodations to be made.

At any time, students having difficulty with the accommodation process or having any questions about the University’s policies for students with disabilities may contact Student Services at: (202) 274-1798.