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Northwest Missouri State University

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Federal regulations require Northwest Missouri State University to report certain information about students who enrolled in eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs).

Undergraduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

What is the meaning of 'gainful employment'?

Gainful employment is a general term referring to a job, especially a job that a student takes after graduation. In the most basic sense, gainful employment is any type of employment that leads to profit for the employee. Gainful employment is often assumed to be a source of consistent revenue for the worker, with the classical connotations associated with a steady job.