Student Consumer Information

  • Health and Safety
  • Student Outcomes
    • Retention Rate: 74% of the Fall 2015 first-time, full-time freshmen returned for their sophomore year in Fall 2016.
    • Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act): 65% of the Fall 2009 first-time, full-time freshmen graduated within 150% of their program length.
    • Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act): This rate is primarily used by schools who prepare students for transfer (such as Community Colleges preparing students to enter a baccalaureate program).  Since Cairn does not prepare students for transfer to other undergraduate schools, it does not track a transfer-out rate.
    • Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act): Cairn has no students  receiving athletically related student aid
    • Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act): Cairn has no students  receiving athletically related student aid
    • Job Placement for Graduates: For students graduating with a baccalaureate between August 2013 and May 2014: 89% were employed, 3% were not employed by choice, and 8% were seeking employment (as of March 2015).
    • Time to Employment for Graduates: For employed students graduating with a baccalaureate between August 2013 and May 2014: 29% were employed before they graduated, 80% were employed within six months after graduation, 95% were employed within a year after graduation.
    • Graduate Education Placement: For students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from Cairn between August 2013 and May 2014: 17% received a Masters degree along with their baccalaureate and 24% were currently enrolled in a graduate program (as of March 2015).
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)
  • Voter Registration

Institutional Accreditation

che_msa
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

(1967)
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
267.284.5000


abhe
Association for Biblical Higher Education

(1950)
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
407.207.0808

Approved Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Bible (1958)
Bachelor of Music (1967)
Bachelor of Social Work (1974)
Bachelor of Science in Education (1987)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1999)
Bachelor of Arts (2012)
Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry (2013)
Master of Science in Education (1992)
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (1996)
Master of Science in Educational Leadership
and Administration (1999)
Master of Divinity (2002)
Master of Business Administration (2010)
Master of Science in Counseling (2013)
Master of Arts  (2013)
Master of Theology (2013)

Note: Dates listed reflect initial approval.

Additional Approvals

NC-SARA

Cairn University has been approved by the state of Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Programmatic Accreditation

chea
Council for Higher Education Accreditation

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.955.6126
Fax: 202.955.6129
chea@chea.org


acsi
Association of Christian Schools International

(1981)
P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-5130
719.528.6906


 cswe
Council on Social Work Education

(1974)†
1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
703.683.8080

BSW Program Assessment


nasm
National Association of Schools of Music

(1979)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
703.437.0700


iacbe
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

(2000)*
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.631.3009

*Cairn University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
– Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
– Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
View the Assessment Plan & Results

Athletic Program Participation

Varsity Teams Men Women
Baseball 14
Basketball 12 11
Golf 8
Soccer 24 19
Softball 14
Tennis 10
Track and Field; Cross-Country 7 9
Volleyball 12 11
Total Participants 77 74
Unduplicated Participant Count (Number of individuals who participated on at least one varsity team) 72 60

Related material, including financial support data, can be found on the Athletics Data website of the U.S. Department of Education.  Click on “Get data for one institution/campus” and enter “Cairn University.”

Campus Safety Report

This report includes statistics for occurrences of reportable crimes that took place during the 2013 calendar year. The following items are also included in the document:

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault and Rape Policy
  • Drug-Free Workplace Policy
  • Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Federal Trafficking Penalties for Controlled Substances
  • University Disciplinary Sanctions for Violations
  • Annual Fire Safety Report

Upon request, a paper copy is also available from the Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration’s Office, The Office of Safety and Security, or the Office of Human Resources. Related material can be found on the Campus Security Data website of the U.S. Department of Education.  Click on “Get data for one institution/campus” and enter “Cairn University.”

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