LWT calculates placement rates for each program using a formula specified by our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The placement rate formula uses a cohort of students who began school during a given 12-month reporting period and proceeded to graduate as the denominator. The numerator is composed of graduates in the cohort who are employed in the welding industry or a related field. The rate is calculated for the cohort after 108% of the program length has elapsed for all students in the cohort, with an additional three-month allowance for placement related activities.

Graduates who were excluded from this placement calculation fall into one of the following categories: further education at an accredited institution of high education (post-secondary) on at least a half-time basis, death, incarceration, active military service deployment, and the onset of a medical condition that prevents enrollment and employment.