Students Right-to-Know Report

Students Right-to-Know Report

Policy

Danville Area Community College, as an institution of higher education, has a responsibility to disclose information with respect to completion or graduation rates and campus safety policies and procedures to current and prospective students and employees for enrollment or employment. The college will prepare, publish, and distribute information regarding completion or graduation rates and campus policies, procedures, and crime statistics as required by the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (PL 101-542) and as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendment of 1991 (PL 102-26).

Procedure

Every year, Danville Area Community College will prepare, publish, and distribute for disclosure of the following to current and prospective students and employees for enrollment or employment:

  1. Program completion and graduation rates for full-time certificate-seeking and degree-seeking students and student athletes. See below for the current Student Right-to-Know report.
  2. Campus security policies, procedures, and campus crime statistical information. See below for the current Campus Security Report.

Disclosure of Institutional 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 2015-16 school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

Fall 2015 Cohort DACC
Number
DACC
Percentage
All Illinois
Community Colleges
Number
All Illinois Community
Colleges Percentage
First-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students 317 N/A 27,821 N/A
Graduation Rate: Completed degree or certificate within 150% of scheduled time (3 years) 126 40% 8,519 31%
Transfer-Out Rate: Transferred to another school within 150% of scheduled time (3 years); did not
complete degree or certificate
43 14% 5,810 21%
Still Enrolled 18 6% 3,174 11%
Successful Progress Rate: Includes graduated, transferred, and still enrolled 187 59% 17,503 63%

SOURCE: ICCB GRS Report for DACC and all Illinois Community Colleges, April 2019

During the fall semester of 2015, 317 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Danville Area Community College. After 3 years (or as of August 31, 2018), 40% of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs and 14% 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 2015 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/Sub-cohort 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/Sub-cohort 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 studentsreceiving athletically-related student aid for the past academic year by race/ethnicity and gender.

For additional information on DACC Data and student outcomes, contact the DACC Institutional Effectiveness Office at (217) 443-8856 or visit the DACC Data page at https://www.dacc.edu/depts/ier/data.

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