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Student Consumer Information

Student Consumer Information

U.S. Career Institute wants you to be an informed consumer! Use the menus below to find all the basic information about the school and what we do. You'll find the school's mission statement and learn about our success indicators which include data on student performance and satisfaction. We know you have choices when it comes to going to school and we thank you for your interest in U.S. Career Institute.

General Information

Name of Institution:
U.S. Career Institute
Address: 2001 Lowe Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Year Founded: 1981
First Accredited: 2004
Next Scheduled Review: 2025

Accreditation Agency and Contact Information:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-234-5100

State Approval and E-mail Contact Information:
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Division of Private Occupational Schools
1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-862-3001

Participation in Funding Programs:

Students who have access to other funding, such as vocational rehabilitation or employer paid tuition, can contact U.S. Career Institute.

A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau

Mission & Description

Institution Mission Statement:

USCI's mission is to offer affordable, quality distance education to our students. USCI's flexible, real-world career training is written especially for the distance learner. Our administration, faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting our students through exceptional service.

Areas of Special Focus:

  • Medical Support Careers
  • Business Careers
  • Wellness Careers
  • Legal Careers
  • Financial Services Careers
  • High School
  • Services Careers
  • Entrepreneurial Careers
  • Work-from-Home Careers
  • Flexible Careers

Description of Institution:

U.S. Career Institute delivers career-based education that meets the needs of many types of students, from working adults to retirees and military. All certificate, degree and high school programs are offered in a self-paced, distance learning format that is custom-designed by industry experts for adult learners. Affordable tuition and low monthly payment plans reduce the financial concerns of going back school. The school also provides individualized instructor support throughout the program and after graduation, empowering students to succeed on their own terms.


Certificate Courses:

  • USCI Certificate Courses2021 Graduation Rate after Exclusions**
  • Accounting Services80.95%
  • Bookkeeping65.45%
  • Child Day Care78.57%
  • Computer Essentials100%
  • Criminal Justice40.00%
  • Dental Assisting70.59%
  • Electronic Health66.67%
  • Fitness Training & Nutrition83.33%
  • Healthcare Office Manager84.62%
  • Home Inspection100.00%
  • Insurance Claims Adjusting60.00%
  • Massage Therapy76.19%
  • Medical Assisting89.6%
  • Medical Claims & Billing74.34%
  • Medical Coding84.44%
  • Medical Coding & Billing75.6%
  • Medical Transcription78.95%
  • Office Administration80.95%
  • Paralegal65.38%
  • Patient Care78.95%
  • Personal Care Aide90.91%
  • Pharmacy Technician73.21%
  • Physical Therapy Aide100%
  • Veterinary Assisting81.48%
  • Wedding & Event Planning100%

Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs:

  • USCI Degree Courses2021 Graduation Rate after Exclusions**
  • Accounting - CorrespondenceSmall Cohort - not enough data to report
  • Business Management - CorrespondenceSmall Cohort - not enough data to report
  • Entrepreneurship - CorrespondenceSmall Cohort - not enough data to report
  • Health Information Technology - Correspondence50.00%
  • Human Resources - CorrespondenceSmall Cohort - not enough data to report
  • Medical Specialties - CorrespondenceSmall Cohort - not enough data to report
  • Social Work - CorrespondenceSmall Cohort - not enough data to report

High School Programs:

  • USCI High School Programs
  • High School + Business
  • High School + Fitness
  • High School + Gen Ed
  • High School + Healthcare
  • High School + Paralegal
  • High School + Veterinary

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

Success Indicators

Student success determines a school's success. Here are some of the measurements of our success based on students' achievement and their satisfaction with their school experience.

Percentage of Students of our Top Ten Certificate Programs who Responded in 2021 that they:

  • Achieved their learning goals?  96%
  • Would recommend the institution to a friend? 97%
  • Were satisfied with their studies?  98%

Percentage of Degree students surveyed who responded in 2021 that they:

  • Achieved their learning goals? 94%
  • Would recommend… 89%
  • Were satisfied… 97%

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*Certificate and Associate degree programs must lead to a certification or license in order to be eligible for funding.
**Graduation rate reflects graduation rate reported to DEAC as "Graduation Rate after Exclusions.