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Cornell University/Division of Nutritional Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Studies

August 2014-May 2015

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This information is posted in compliance with federal student aid regulations.

Program name and length:

  • CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) code: 34.0199
  • CIP program description: Health-related knowledge and skills
  • Program name: Cornell/DNS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Studies
  • Program level: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Program length: One academic year (nine months)

Related occupations:

  • Physician, dentist, nurse, physical therapist, veterinarian, pharmacist, clinical lab technician, research associate, Americorp officer


  • Tuition and required fees: The tuition rate for 2013-2014 has not yet been announced, but students should plan for approximately $45,000. The tuition rate will be posted as soon as it is available.
  • Estimated cost for books and supplies: $800
  • Total annual room and board charges: N/A (students are not offered on-campus living)
  • URL for program cost information:

Debt at program completion:

  • Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: eight
  • Of the eight completers reported above, the number completing with any student loan debt: four
  • For all students, the median cumulative debt for each of the following:
    • Federal student loan debt: $6,250
    • Private loan debt: $0
    • Institutional financing plan debt: $0

Program completion in normal time:

  • Normal time in months to complete program: nine months (one academic year of Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Of the eight students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, the number who completed the program within the normal time: eight

Job placement:

  • Job placement rate for program completers: 0%
  • Who is included? All students who completed between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
  • What type of job? This job placement rate looks only at students who were hired immediately in jobs in a health-related field (not students who took employment in other fields or continued their education)
  • When were they employed? N/A
  • How are graduates tracked? Program completion interview
  • What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? N/A