Demographic and Enrollment Data

District Median Household Income

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Definition

Median income for households in the Oakton district.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the median household income of the district was the highest among Oakton’s peers.


District Total Population

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Definition

Total population of cities that compose Oakton’s district.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the population of the district was the third highest among Oakton’s peers.


District Unemployment Rate

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Definition

Percentage of unemployed individuals residing in the Oakton district.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the unemployment rate of the district was the lowest among Oakton’s peers.


Headcount, Full-time Students

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Definition

Number of students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in credit-bearing courses during the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton had the second-lowest full-time credit headcount of its peer institutions who participated in the National Community College Benchmarking Project (College of DuPage, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley College, and William Rainey Harper College). Additionally, Oakton’s full-time credit headcount was in the 61st percentile nationally.


Headcount, Part-time

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Definition

Number of students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours in credit-bearing courses during the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton had the second-lowest part-time credit headcount of its peer institutions who participated in the National Community College Benchmarking Project (College of DuPage, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley College, and William Rainey Harper College). Additionally, Oakton’s full-time credit headcount was in the 79th percentile nationally.


Total Credit Enrollment, Fall Semester

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Definition

Total enrollment of full-time and part-time students in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s total credit enrollment in the fall semester was the second lowest of its peers.


Transfer Credit Hours

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Definition

Percent of of fall enrollment credit hours in courses that do not award career or technical certification, but do award credit that is transferable to other postsecondary institutions.

External Benchmarking

In 2015, Oakton’s percentage of transfer credit hours was in the 92nd percentile nationally.


Career and Technical Education Hours

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Definition

Percent of of fall enrollment credit hours in programs that award career or technical certification that is not transferable.

External Benchmarking

In 2015, Oakton’s percentage of career and technical education credit hours was in the 23rd percentile nationally.


Median Age

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Definition

Median age of students enrolled in credit courses.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the median age of Oakton students was in the 96th percentile.


First Generation Students

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Definition

Percentage of fall credit students who represent the first generation of their families to attend a higher education institution. Reporting category was unavailable in 2010.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students who were first-generation college students was in the 30th percentile nationally.


Female Students

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Definition

Percentage of Oakton students who identify as female.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students who were female was in the 11th percentile nationally.


Asian Students

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Definition

Percent of total student population who reported race/ethnicity as Asian.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of Asian students was in the 97th percentile nationally.


Black or African-American Students

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Definition

Percent of total student population who reported race/ethnicity as Black or African-American.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of Black students was in the 42nd percentile nationally.


Latino Students of Any Race

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Definition

Percent of total student population who reported race/ethnicity as Latino of any race.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of Latino students was in the 78th percentile nationally.


Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Students

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Definition

Percent of total student population who reported race/ethnicity as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Reporting category unavailable in 2010.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students was in the 96th percentile nationally.


Students with Race/Ethnicity Unknown

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Definition

Percent of total student population who did not report race/ethnicity.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of students with Race/Ethnicity Unknown was in the 69th percentile nationally.


Students of Two or More Races/Ethnicities

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Definition

Percent of total student population who reported race/ethnicity as Two or More Races/Ethnicities. Reporting category was unavailable in 2010.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of students of Two or More Races/Ethnicities was in the 78th percentile nationally.


White Students

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Definition

Percent of total student population who reported race/ethnicity as White.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, Oakton’s percentage of White students was in the 22nd percentile nationally.