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How to Comply with HB886

by Tod Massa 11. July 2014 14:29

Dear Colleague,

Please see the information below relevant to new law that went into effect on July 1, 2014.

Guidance from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for Compliance to New Code Language

During the 2014 Regular Session of the General Assembly, HB 886 was adopted without opposition. This bill requires institutions and secondary schools make SCHEV data available to enrolled and prospective college students. The new Code language can be found in its entirety at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+CHAP0472 . Below we have provided pertinent excerpts.


For school boards:

§ 22.1-253.13:1. Standard 1. Instructional programs supporting the Standards of Learning and other educational objectives.

D. Local school boards shall also implement the following:

d. Annual notice on its website to enrolled high school students and their parents of the availability of the postsecondary education and employment data published by the State Council of Higher Education on its website pursuant to § 23-9.2:3.04.

In order to comply with this mandate, SCHEV recommends directing students to this URL: http://research.schev.edu/findacollege.asp which provides a simple map of the colleges and universities in the Commonwealth to which this statute is applicable. Users can filter on a variety of characteristics to limit the display to institutions that may best fit their interest. The links on the page access the institutional profiles which provide overviews of the data required by the statute.

School boards are free to use whatever language they deem appropriate for their locality. SCHEV has provided the text below as a suggestion.

Suggested language:

Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides one such source that is available here.

For post-secondary institutions:

§ 23-2.4. Postsecondary education and employment data.

Each institution of higher education shall provide a link to the postsecondary education and employment data published by the State Council of Higher Education on its website pursuant to § 23-9.2:3.04.

In order to comply with this mandate, we recommend that institutions link directly to the institutional profile for their institution. That URL takes the form http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID={UNITID}

Institutions should be aware that SCHEV will ask for the address of the page on which this link is placed as part of Catalog collection, in order to report back to patron on compliance.

Institutions are free to use whatever language they deem appropriate for their community. SCHEV has provided the text below as a suggestion.

Suggested text:

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. Our profile is available here.

For your convenience, a table of institutions and UNITIDs is provided below.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.



Tod R. Massa

Policy Research and Data Warehousing Director




449922 Appalachian College of Pharmacy http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=449922
231420 Averett University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231420
449931 Averett University Non-Traditional http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=449931
231536 Blue Ridge Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231536
231554 Bluefield College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231554
231581 Bridgewater College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231581
231697 Central Virginia Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231697
231703 Christendom College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231703
231712 Christopher Newport University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231712
231624 College of William and Mary http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231624
231873 Dabney S. Lancaster Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231873
231882 Danville Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231882
232043 Eastern Mennonite University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232043
232052 Eastern Shore Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232052
231970 Eastern Virginia Medical School http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231970
442806 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=442806
232025 Emory and Henry College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232025
232089 Ferrum College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232089
232186 George Mason University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232186
131469 George Washington University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=131469
232195 Germanna Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232195
232256 Hampden-Sydney College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232256
232265 Hampton University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232265
232308 Hollins University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232308
232414 J Sargeant Reynolds Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232414
232423 James Madison University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232423
231837 Jefferson College of Health Sciences http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231837
232450 John Tyler Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232450
232557 Liberty University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232557
232566 Longwood University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232566
232575 Lord Fairfax Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232575
232609 Lynchburg College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232609
232672 Mary Baldwin College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232672
232706 Marymount University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232706
232788 Mountain Empire Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232788
232867 New River Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232867
232937 Norfolk State University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232937
232946 Northern Virginia Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232946
232982 Old Dominion University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232982
233019 Patrick Henry Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233019
233037 Paul D Camp Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233037
233116 Piedmont Virginia Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233116
233277 Radford University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233277
233301 Randolph College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233301
233295 Randolph-Macon College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233295
233310 Rappahannock Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233310
231651 Regent University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=231651
233338 Richard Bland College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233338
233426 Roanoke College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233426
233541 Shenandoah University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233541
233611 Southern Virginia University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233611
233639 Southside Virginia Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233639
233648 Southwest Virginia Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233648
233718 Sweet Briar College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233718
233754 Thomas Nelson Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233754
233772 Tidewater Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233772
232681 University of Mary Washington http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=232681
233374 University of Richmond http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233374
234076 University of Virginia http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234076
233897 University of Virginia's College at Wise http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233897
234030 Virginia Commonwealth University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234030
233903 Virginia Highlands Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233903
234085 Virginia Military Institute http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234085
234155 Virginia State University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234155
233921 Virginia Tech http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233921
459082 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=459082
234164 Virginia Union University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234164
234173 Virginia Wesleyan College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234173
233949 Virginia Western Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=233949
234207 Washington and Lee University http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234207
234377 Wytheville Community College http://research.schev.edu/iprofile.asp?UID=234377



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