Student Right to Know

Oakton is pleased to provide you this list of information that must be disseminated under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Listed below is the type of information Oakton is required to provide and the College offices or materials where the information can be found. Please refer to these sources for more information. Hard copies are available upon request.


Academic Divisions

Institutional and Academic Program Accreditation and Licensure

Oakton Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800.621.7440. The College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Additional Academic Program Accreditation
Health Information Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant

Athletics (Intercollegiate) — Report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data is available at the U.S. Department of Education.

Campus and Extension Sites

  • Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016, 847.635.1600
  • Oakton Community College, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077, 847.635.1600

Campus Crime Report and Security Policy and Procedures

In accordance with the Campus Security Act, as amended, Oakton Community College has adopted policies to address issues of safety on campus, and has compiled statistics of on-campus crimes. This information is published in a pamphlet entitled: Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act Report. The pamphlets are available on information racks located throughout both campuses, or may be obtained from the Police or College Relations departments. In addition, crime statistics, safety tips and other helpful information may be found on Oakton's Police Department Web pages.

Contact or stop by the Police Department for a paper copy, Des Plaines, Room 1170, 847.635.1880 or Skokie, Room C100, 847.635.1422.

College Catalog — The printed College Catalog is available for viewing in several offices including: the Library, the Enrollment Center, Advising Services, and online in pdf format. The Catalog is also available for purchase in the College bookstores.

Complaints or Feedback — Students who have concerns or feedback may contact an Oakton department or employee, depending on the nature of the concern.

Copyright Policy — It is illegal to distribute copyrighted materials including software and other digital media. Oakton computer users must follow the copyright policy.

Costs of Attending Oakton Community College — (Includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, and applicable transportation costs, as well as any additional costs of the program in which you are enrolled or have expressed an interest.)

Degree Programs, Training and Other Education Offered

Disability Services — Special Facilities and Services Available to Students With Disabilities

Drug Abuse Prevention Information

Emergency Closings — In the event of a closure, Alert!Oakton, the self-service emergency notification system, will be enacted, and an update will be posted to the Oakton website. In addition, information will be disseminated through the Chicagoland Emergency Closing Center, through Oakton’s social media pages, and an announcement on myOakton.

Faculty and Other Instructional Personnel List

FERPA Policy The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Students who believe that their rights have been abridged may file complaints with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C., 20202-5901 concerning alleged failures of the College to comply with the Act.

Financial Assistance Information — Federal, state, and institutional financial assistance is available at Oakton. Eligibility, application processes, deadlines, and academic policies are posted online.

Students may also utilize the net price calculator for estimated tuition costs and financial aid awards.

General Institutional Issues


Graduation Rates and Student Success Data

First-Time, Full-Time Students*

All Students**

Course enrollments in fall 2014 that result in course completion.



Students in the fall 2014 entering cohort who returned for the following fall term, plus the percent of students in the fall 2014 entering cohort who completed their degree/certificate program before the following fall term.



New students in fall 2012 who completed a degree or certificate within three years.



New students in fall 2012 who transferred to another college or university after leaving Oakton.



*Degree/certificate-seeking students, new to college in the designated term, enrolled full time in their first term.

**All students new to Oakton in the designated term


Instructional, Laboratory and Other Physical Plant Facilities Associated With Oakton Community College Academic Programs


Refund Policies and Official Withdrawal Procedures

Textbook Information — Textbook information is located within the Class Search – Credit tool. Oakton textbooks may be purchased on-campus at the Bookstore or online.

Title IX Title IX provides that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community. Forms of sex-based discrimination include sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Title IX also protects the rights of pregnant and newly parenting students as well as the LGBTQ+ community.

Transfer Credit Policies

Vaccination Policy — According to Illinois State law (IL Public Act 85-1315), students enrolled in community colleges are not required to provide proof of immunization to their college for tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella or meningitis. However, students enrolled in health career programs or early childhood education may need to submit the immunization record. More information about health-related matters is available through Health Services.

Voter Registration — Students interested in voting will find information at the Cook County Clerks office.