DACC Student Right to Know

DACC Student Right to Know



Student Right-to-Know

Disclosure of Institutional (General Student Body) Graduation/Completion and Transfer-Out Rates

Danville Area Community College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution’s graduation/completion and transfer-out rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation, completion and transfer-out status of students who enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

Fall 2019 Cohort

DACC Number

DACC Percentage

All Illinois Community Colleges Number

All Illinois Community Colleges Percentage

First-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking





Graduation Rate:  Completed degree or certificate within 150% of scheduled time (3 years)





Transfer-Out Rate:  Transferred to another school within 150% of scheduled time (3 years); did not complete  degree or  certificate


9% 4,726 17%

Still Enrolled


5% 2,856 10%

Successful Progress Rate:  Includes graduated, transferred, and still enrolled


59% 17,096 61%

Source: ICCB GRS Report for DACC and all Illinois Community Colleges, April 2023

During the fall semester of 2019, 291 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Danville Area Community College. After 3 years (or as of August 31, 2022), 45% of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs and 9% had transferred to other higher education institutions. The statistics released by the Illinois Community College Board also reflect how first-time, full-time certificate/degree-seeking students who entered Danville Area Community College in Fall 2019 compared with other community college students in the State of Illinois.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

  • Graduation and transfer-out rates are based on 3 years of attendance that equates to 150% of our longest program.
  • Graduation (and transfer-out) rates do not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.
  • 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.

 Detailed reports, including race/ethnicity and gender comparisons, are available at the following links:

Single-Year Cohort/Subcohort Data:  Includes the Graduation, Transfer, and Successful Progress Rates for the most recent cohort of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students by race/ethnicity and gender.

Four-Year Average Cohort/Subcohort Data:  Includes the four-year average Graduation, Transfer, and Successful Progress Rates for the four most recent cohorts of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students by race/ethnicity and gender.

Students Receiving Athletically-Related Aid:  Count of full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students receiving athletically-related student aid for the past academic year by race/ethnicity and gender.

For additional information, contact the Danville Area Community College Institutional Effectiveness Office at (217) 443-8856.