Your Right to Know

The following provides prospective students, current students and community members with information, facts and figures about College of DuPage. Privacy, right-to-know, crime statistics, special services for disabled students, athletic participation and equity, and other institutional information can be found through the links below.

  1. Copyright Policy
  2. Drug-Free Environment
  3. Student Right-to-Know: Enrollment, Graduation and Transfer Rates
  4. Campus Crime Statistics
  5. Gender Equity in Athletics Programs
  6. Privacy of Student Education Records/FERPA
  7. Services for Students With Disabilities/Center for Access and Accommodations
  8. Financial Aid
  9. Withdrawal Policy
  10. Refund Policy
  11. Medical Withdrawal
  12. Sexual Harassment
  13. Non-Discrimination Policy
  14. Student Education Records
  15. Academic Honesty
     

Student Right-To-Know: Enrollment, Graduation And Transfer
The Federal government, under Student Right-to-Know (SRTK) legislation, requires that all colleges and universities report the proportion of students who began their studies full time and who complete programs within 150 percent of the normal time required for completion. For College of DuPage, a community college with two-year programs, that time period is three years for associate degrees and proportionately less for certificates  

Fall 2010 Degree-Seeking, First-Time Students Number Percent
Full-Time Students  2,359  100
Completed Within Three Years  409  17
Still Enrolled Fall 2013  409  17
Transferred to Another College or  University  724  31
     
Successful Total (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 1,543 65

 

In general, College of DuPage students compare favorably with other community college students in statewide figures compiled by the Illinois Community College Board. For full-time students who entered COD in fall 2010 (the base year for statewide data), the percentage of COD students categorized as successful was higher than for the state as a whole (65 percent of COD students compared with 60 percent statewide). Successful students are defined as those who had completed or transferred, or who were still enrolled within three years after entering a community college. College of DuPage does not offer athletic scholarships and so does not keep separate SRTK statistics on athletes.

Three years is a relatively short time frame for community college students, many of whom are working full time or part time as well as going to school. Also, students may change enrollment status from full time to part time, may leave school temporarily for work or family reasons, may change their program of study, or may require developmental coursework upon admission. All of these factors tend to delay events like graduation or transfer. It is worth noting that our students demonstrate above average persistence toward their
goals compared with other community college students in Illinois.