higher education opportunity act

the higher education opportunity act (heoa), as well as other federal regulations, requires colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and employees.

general institutional information

academic programs

lynn university provides information regarding its educational programs for academics as well as the academic catalog.

accreditation

a list of all agencies that accredit lynn university and its specific programs is provided in the academic catalog, as well as the accreditation page.

college navigator

consumer disclosure requirements regarding lynn university are available on college navigator.

lynn university copyright policies are set forth in lynn's university policies and other university publications.

any work, such as content material, graphics and photographs, created by lynn university personnel and available in any lynn university website, is copyrighted by the university.

permission to use any of these materials for commercial gain or for any other purpose has to be authorized by the university. please contact the office of marketing and communication for more details:

email: [email protected]
lynn university
office of marketing and communication
601 north military trail
boca raton, florida 33431

dmca notification agent

in accordance with the digital millennium copyright act (dmca), public law 105-304, lynn university has designated a dmca notification agent to handle and investigate any claims taking place in any of the lynn university websites under the lynn.edu domain name. you can email [email protected] for any suspected copyright infringements.

when submitting any suspected copyright infringement, please provide us with:

  • sufficient information about the infringed material, so that it can be easily located by the university.
  • your contact information (telephone, mail direction, and email address).

information technology and acceptable use policy

the university’s information technology and acceptable use policy, found in university policies, sets forth institutional computer use policies and guidance.

facilities and services for students with disabilities

information regarding university campuses and facilities is available on lynn.edu, as well as in the academic catalog and student handbook. the office of compliance houses the ada coordinator, who works with appropriate campus offices to provide support services to individuals with documented disabilities.

for more information, see ada accommodations as well as the academic catalog and lynn's university policies for the additional information regarding the ada accommodations and facilities and services for students with disabilities.

faculty

instructional personnel and their academic credentials are available in the academic catalog.

student diversity

lynn university annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and federal pell grant recipients. see the reports.

florida education and training placement

the florida education and training placement information program (fetpip) is a data collection and consumer reporting system established by florida statute section 1008.39 to provide follow-up data on former students and program participants who have graduated, exited or completed a public education or training program within the state of florida.

the fetpip tracking system reports on employment figures of non-international students employed within the state of florida, who have a valid social security number, following their graduation from a florida college or university. including data from international students and students employed outside of florida, 64 percent of lynn’s 2017–18 graduates were employed within the first six months of graduation. complete details of this program can be found at the following website: cdn.fldoe.org/accountability.

privacy of student records: ferpa

lynn university annually publishes to enrolled and prospective students a notice of ferpa rights in the academic catalog.

student activities

a listing of available student activities is provided by the center for student involvement. clubs and organizations can be found on lynn.edu.

textbook information

the campus store provides information on which textbooks students will need for the classes they select. textbook information is organized by course title, section number and instructor, and the information provided regarding textbooks includes title, author, edition, isbn # and pricing information.

online student textbook information

visit the university's online bookstore.

transfer of credit policy/articulation agreements

policies addressing the transfer of credit are available in the academic catalog, as well as the transfer students page.

articulation agreements

lynn university publicly discloses and makes available a list of institutions with which it has articulation agreements. lynn university has articulation agreements with the following institutions:

  • amani institute
  • wyncode academy
  • all universities and colleges in the state of florida system
  • raritan community college
  • landmark college
  • kaplan university
  • st. thomas university
  • straighterline

complaints and grievances

in order to resolve complaints and grievances in an appropriate, fair and consistent manner, the university has included a description of various grievances procedures within the academic catalog and in the university policies. the academic grievance policy was designed by lynn university to afford students an opportunity to formally grieve academic-related complaints. the student affairs policies, including the student code of conduct and the non-academic student grievances policy, were designed by lynn university to allow students to formally grieve non-academic-related complaints. a student who wishes to file a grievance of an academic nature should follow the grievances policies outlined in the academic catalog. a student who wishes to file a grievance of a non-academic nature should follow the grievance policies outlined in the student affairs policies.

students with grievances that are not covered under the academic grievance policy in the academic catalog or the various grievance policies outlined in the student affairs policies are encouraged to first seek to resolve complaints through normal administrative channels and/or by taking steps to informally discuss the issue directly with the involved individual(s). if there is no resolution, a formal complaint may be submitted in writing to the vice president for academic affairs.

online and/or distance education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the fl-sara prdec council. for additional information on the complaint process, please visit the fl-sara complaint process page at fldoe.org

unresolved complaints may also be filed with the southern association of colleges and schools commission on colleges, the university’s regional accrediting agency, once all internal avenues have been exhausted. our university policies and sacscoc-related complaints detail informal and formal reporting options. contact the sacscoc at 1866 southern lane, decatur, georgia 30033-4097, or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of lynn university.

to file a complaint against a nonpublic postsecondary institution in florida, please write a letter, send an email or fax to:

commission for independent education
325 w. gaines street, suite 1414
tallahassee, florida 32399-0400
email: [email protected]
fax: 850-245-3238

for more information regarding filing a complaint, visit fldoe.

net price calculator

price of attendance

information regarding the costs of attending lynn university is posted through our tuition and aid page.

refund and withdrawal information

lynn university policies regarding refunds and withdrawal are available in the academic catalog, as well as university policies.

notice of availability of financial aid

contact information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid is available in the academic catalog, as well as on the tuition and aid page.

assistance available from federal, state, local and institutional programs

information regarding the various types of financial assistance available to lynn university students may be found on our scholarships, grants and loans page.

in addition, information is published in the academic catalog.

federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations

lynn university provides to each student, upon enrollment, a separate, clear and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving title iv, hea program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any title iv, hea grant, loan or work-study assistance. in addition, the university includes this information in the academic catalog and on mylynn.

terms and conditions of accepting financial aid award

terms and conditions of accepting financial aid awards can be found on mylynn.

academic progress and financial aid eligibility

lynn university policies regarding academic progress and financial aid eligibility are set forth in the academic catalog.

initial loan counseling for student borrowers

before receiving a student loan, borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session that will supply comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower's responsibilities. students are informed by the lynn university website, their award letter, and on mylynn. for more information visit studentloans.gov.

exit counseling for student borrowers

prior to graduating or leaving school, loan borrowers must complete exit counseling. during the exit counseling, financial aid staff explain borrowers' rights and responsibilities as loan borrowers. students may also participate online at studentloans.gov.

this information is provided to them via the website, on mylynn, academic catalog and senior salute.

financial aid code of conduct

lynn university has adopted a financial aid code of conduct.

preferred lender information

information regarding preferred private loan lenders may be found through our private loans page.

student achievement

lynn university evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission: to provide an innovative, global and personalized education that enables students to realize their potential. lynn university believes in every student’s potential to graduate within eight years, and selected the modified ipeds eight-year graduation rate as its key student completion indicator as the primary indicator of student success. this measure is publicly available through the national center for education statistics website: nces.ed.gov.

choosing the graduation rate is also consistent with our strategic plan, lynn 2025: design for the future.

"create and implement models to support students and improve retention and graduation rates" is the first point under priority 1: engage with our constituents to further foster our culture of pride, loyalty and support.

"increase graduation rates to align with industry benchmarks" is listed under priority 2: elevate the lynn experience, building on our strong foundations to continually improve and adapt.

consistent with the mission and strategic plan, lynn university set a minimum threshold of acceptability at 42%; the eight-year graduation rate from five years ago. lynn's target is the overall graduation rate of peer institutions—54%.

lynn university’s current overall rate is just short of the 52% target. at the current rate of improvement, the university expects to reach its target within two years with the 2013 cohort.

eight-year graduation rate

cohort year graduation rate
2007–201542%
2008–201643%
2009–201746%
2010–201845%
2011–201952%

disaggregation of data

the following table show the eight-year graduation rate data disaggregated by ethnicity and gender, and is consistent with ipeds reporting. students self-report their ethnicity on their admissions intake form. every student attending lynn university on a student visa is coded as "nonresident alien." if a mixed-race student selected "hispanic" and another ethnicity, they were coded "hispanic of any race."

"race and ethnicity unknown" includes students who chose not to disclose their ethnicity. there are no double-counts; if a student selected "asian" and "black," they were coded as "two or more races."

the table below shows the graduation rate disaggregated by ethnicity for each cohort year.

eight-year graduation rate by ethnicity

overall42%43%46%45%52%
race/ethnicity 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
nonresident alien44%46%60%83%90%

hispanics of any race

69%63%55%45%49%
american indian or alaska native100%-100%--
asian38%50%23%35%58%

black or african american

45%42%

45%

45%63%
white43%47%44%45%48%
two or more races67%100%100%100%-
race and ethnicity unknown20%19%100%67%44%

eight-year graduation rate by gender

overall42%43%46%45%52%
gender 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
female41%46%49%51%56%

male

43%40%42%40%48%

secondary measures of student achievement

in addition to the graduation rate, scores on the cla+ exam help gauge student achievement. This performance-based exam assesses critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem-solving and writing. It is used to measure the growth in learning between freshmen and seniors. Every other year, approximately half of the freshmen class takes the exam early in the fall semester; seniors in capstone courses take the exam in the late spring. the target is for seniors to perform at a statistically higher level (z > 1.96) than freshmen.

the minimum threshold of acceptability requires seniors to perform at the same level as incoming freshmen. as shown in the analysis, in all categories of the exam, performance task, selected response and overall, seniors performed at a significantly higher level than freshmen.

cla+ scores

overallperformance selected
freshmen920906934
senior109110711110

madison natural world test

in even academic years (2018–19, for example), the madison natural world test is administered to freshmen early in the fall and to seniors late in the spring. the madison exam alternates with the cla+ exam (odd academic years), and is used to measure scientific and quantitative reasoning. the minimum level of acceptability requires the average scores of seniors to be at the level of average freshmen scores. the target is for the seniors to score higher than the freshmen.

this selection provided a sample of all the majors (n=89). the following table shows the average scores of both groups. seniors scores higher than the freshmen, so the target was met, but it was not a statistically significant difference (α = 5%).

freshmenseniors
quantitative reasoning4447
scientific reasoning5054

student diversity

lynn university annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and federal pell grant recipients. see the reports.

student outcomes, institutional academic information and completion rates

intercollegiate athletics graduation rates

the university reports annually on the graduation rates of students receiving grant-in-aid support for their participation in intercollegiate athletics. for more information regarding the data included in this report, contact the university’s department of athletics. this report is also available through our university policies.

student outcomes for clinical mental health counseling (cmhc) program

student outcomes for academic year 2019–20

  • program graduates in the past year: 28
  • completion rate of students who entered cmhc: 92%
    • completed cmhc program: 70%
    • completed related graduate program at lynn university: 22%
  • licensure/certification pass rate of graduating students: 77%
  • job placement rate of graduates seeking employment: 80%
    (does not include those seeking terminal degrees)

health and safety information

campus safety policies, crime statistics and crime log

the university annually provides a report with detailed information regarding campus security practices (including emergency response plan, timely warnings, emergency warnings, missing persons and crime log policies), as well as crime statistics for the preceding year. additional information and the university’s crime log are available through campus safety. in addition to the above, visit the university’s campus safety policies.

fire safety policies, fire statistics and fire log

the university annually provides a report to each student and current employee that discloses campus fire safety policies, fire prevention activity data and any fire-related incident that occurs with on-campus housing. additional information is available from campus safety. the annual security report is available online to prospective students and employees. in addition to the above, the university fire safety policies are published in the lynn university policy manual.

  • student safety
    • crime statistics, hate crimes, policy and statistics
    • fire safety report
    • missing person policies and procedures
    • hurricane plan
    • crisis plan

2018 annual security and fire safety report

drug and alcohol abuse prevention program

lynn university annually prepares and distributes to all students, faculty and staff information regarding its alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. this information is included in the university policies and other designated university publications. a copy of the most recent annual notification may be found in the alcohol and drug policy.

vaccination policies

university policies regarding required student vaccinations and immunizations are set forth in the academic catalog. you can also find the immunization policy in the university's policies.

voter registration

student affairs sends an electronic notice to all enrolled students that includes information regarding how students can obtain florida voter registration forms prior to the deadline for registering to vote for all federal and state elections.

web accessibility statement

lynn university is committed to creating an inclusive campus where everyone can fully benefit from our programs and activities, including use of our website. we strive to achieve aa of the web content accessibility guidelines (wcag 2.0) established by the world wide web consortium (w3c). for web-based content that cannot be made accessible, an alternative method for people to obtain the information—such as a phone number, email address or office location—will be provided.

we are currently engaged in the continuous development and improvement of web accessibility and are committed to monitoring the website regularly and addressing issues that are discovered or brought to our attention. during this process, we recognize that there may be older content that is less than 100 percent compliant. accessibility of the full website is currently being reviewed and addressed, and we encourage you to contact us if you have discovered content that is not accessible. if you have questions or concerns about web accessibility or would like assistance accessing the website, please contact [email protected].