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. Student Right-to-Know: Enrollment, Graduation and Transfer Rates (below)
  2. Campus Crime Statistics
  3. Gender Equity in Athletics Programs
  4. Privacy of Student Education Records/FERPA
  5. Services for Students With Disabilities/Center for Access and Accommodations
  6. Financial Aid
  7. Withdrawal Policy
  8. Refund Policy
  9. Medical Withdrawal
  10. Sexual Harassment
  11. Non-Discrimination Policy
  12. Student Education Records
  13. 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 2009 Degree-Seeking, First-Time Students Number Percent
Full-Time Students  2,019  100
Completed Within Three Years  293  15
Still Enrolled Fall 2011  286  14
Transferred to Another College or  University  718  35
Successful Total (completed, transferred, or still enrolled) 1,297 64

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 2009 (the base year for statewide data), the percentage of COD students categorized as successful was higher than for the state as a whole (64 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.