The US Department of Education (USDE) considers graduation rates and post-graduate outcomes to be important indicators of quality; thus, as a recognized accreditor, CEPH is required to track post-graduate outcomes from its accredited schools and programs. USDE requires accreditors to provide evidence that they collect these data every year and take action when reported data do not meet the published minimum threshold.
Also, note that CEPH does not require that data collection occur through traditional/formal survey methods or that data be collected at a single point in time. Some schools and programs prefer to collect information throughout students' final semester and during the first year post-graduation, updating data as each individual secures employment or proceeds to another education/training program. Such an approach allows schools and programs to present more accurate data as some secure employment or admission to further education before graduating and some take some time after graduation to do so.