Student Right to Know

Oakton is pleased to provide you with this list of information that must be disseminated under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Listed below are the types 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

Business and Career Technologies
Room B206, Skokie Campus, 847.635.1910

Health Careers
Lee Center, Room 100, 847.635.1684

Liberal Arts
Room 2430, 847.635.1950

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Room 100, 847.635.1688
Lee Center, Room 100, 847.635.1684


Oakton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 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 information is available about Oakton College's Institutional and Academic Program Accreditation and Licensure statuses.

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 College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016, 847.635.1600
  • Oakton College, 7701 N. 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 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 Marketing and Communications departments. In addition, campus safety informationsafety tips and other helpful information may be found on the 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, 847.635.1880.

College Catalog

The printed College Catalog is available for viewing in several offices, including the Library, the Enrollment Center, Advising Services, and in PDF format on the Catalog website. 

Complaints or Feedback

Students with 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

(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, Oakton’s social media pages, and an announcement on myOakton.

Faculty and Other Instructional Personnel List

College Catalog

Academic Departments

Business and Career Technologies
Room B206, Skokie Campus, 847.635.1910

Health Careers
Lee Center, Room 100, 847.635.1684

Liberal Arts
Room 2430, 847.635.1950

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Room 100, 847.635.1688
Lee Center, Room 100, 847.635.1684

Oakton Student Handbook (PDF) (480 KB).

The printed Handbook is also available in the Office of Student Life.

Staff/Faculty Directory

FERPA Policy 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Students who believe 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

Enrollment Center
Des Plaines, Room 1860, 847.635.1700
Skokie, Room A100, 847.635.1400

Oakton Student Handbook
The Student Handbook (PDF) (891 KB) can be downloaded or pick up a copy in the Student Life office.

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

Academic Departments

Business and Career Technologies
Room B206, Skokie Campus, 847.635.1910

Health Careers
Lee Center, Room 100, 847.635.1684

Liberal Arts
Room 2430, 847.635.1950

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Room 100, 847.635.1688
Lee Center, Room 100, 847.635.1684

Campus maps
College Catalog

Oakton Student Handbook (Available in the Office of Student Life) and online (PDF) (480 KB).

Student Debt Assistance Act

Oakton College has adopted the following procedures to comply with the Student Debt Assistance Act (110 ILCS 66/).

Refund Policies and Official Withdrawal Procedures

Retention, Graduation, and Transfer Rates

The percentage of degree/certificate-seeking students who began their studies in the fall of 2021 and returned for the fall 2022 term is listed below.

Fall 2021-Fall 2022 Retention 

  • Full-time, first-time cohort 70%
  • Part-time, first-time cohort 53%

Source: IPEDS, Fall Enrollment Survey (2022-2023)

The overall graduation rate (also known as the IPEDS graduation rate) tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing their program. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of full-time, first-time students who transferred to a four-year institution within three years.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution or who began their studies part-time are not tracked for this rate. At Oakton College, 32 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019. The table below provides both the graduation and transfer rates for the cohort.


Graduation rate (within 150% of “normal time”)

Transfer-out rate

Fall 2019 cohort (full-time, first-time)



Source: IPEDS, Graduation Rates Survey (2022-2023)

The graduation rates for the fall 2019 full-time, first-time cohort are disaggregated by gender, race, and Pell status below.



Degree or certificate 
completed within 150% of normal time

Graduation rate

By Gender









By Race

American Indian/Native Alaskan
















Pacific Islander




White (non-Hispanic)




Two or more races




No Information








By Pell Status

Pell Recipient




Non-Pell Recipient




Source: IPEDS, Graduation Rates Survey (2022-2023)
*There were no American Indian/Native Alaskan students in the fall 2018 full-time, first-time cohort.

Textbook Information

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

Title IX

Title IX provides that no person in the United States shall, based on 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 College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all community members. Sex-based discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Title IX also protects the rights of pregnant and newly parenting students and the LGBTQ+ community.

Transfer Credit Policies

  • Students seeking to transfer Oakton courses to another institution will find resources through advising services.
  • Students who elect to transfer courses from another institution to Oakton need to complete Oakton’s Request for Evaluation of Credit form, available on the myOakton portal. Additional information is posted online.
  • Oakton also has agreements with institutions, including dual admission agreements.

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 immunization records. 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.