Consumer Information

Student Right to Know

The intent of the Higher Education Opportunity Act - 2008 (HEOA) is to provide consumers (prospective students, current students, parents, etc.) with comparable information from all institutions of higher education.  HEOA's required disclosures are mandated to give consumers easy access to information that can be used in making sound decisions about their education. 

Onondaga Community College is pleased to provide this summary of consumer information, consistent with the HEOA.  Simply click on the link to access the information:

Consumer Information on College Navigator Website


Academic Information

Selecting the right college can come down to having all the necessary information.  Gathering and evaluating this information is a critical step in making this very important decision.  Listed below is Onondaga Community College’s important academic information. 


Financial Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act specifies the following information be disclosed concerning financial aid services available to Onondaga Community College students:


General Information

The information below lists many services offered to Onondaga Community College students.


Health and Safety Information

Awareness of health, safety and security on the Onondaga Community College campus is important for all students.  The annual security report below provides crime statistics for our campus as well as other important safety information for students.


Student Outcomes Information

  • Student Body Diversity 
  • Retention Rates 
  • Completion/Graduation/Transfer-Out Rates  
  • Graduate Employment 
  • Job Placement Rates 

Student retention and completion information shows the trends in how Onondaga Community College students progress towards their educational goals. This information can be especially helpful to prospective students in evaluating their expectations regarding the typical amount of time to completion. 

Student Body Diversity Fall 2022

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), institutions must now provide information about the student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled students in the following categories: 

Total Enrolled Students = 7,320 

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time = 2,797 (38.2%) 
  • Part-time = 4,523 (61.8%) 


  • Male = 3,564 (48.7%) 
  • Female = 3,756 (51.3%)


  • U.S. Nonresident = 43 (0.6%) 
  • Hispanic/Latino = 389 (5.3%) 
  • American Indian or Alaska Native = 102 (1.4%)
  • Asian = 332 (4.5%) 
  • Black or African American = 832 (11.4%) 
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 12 (0.2%) 
  • White = 4,223 (57.7%) 
  • Two or more races = 211 (2.9%) 
  • Race and ethnicity unknown = 1,176 (16.1%)

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2022-23


Retention Rates 

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), institutions must make available the retention rate of certificate - or degree-seeking, first-time undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.

  • Fall 2021 First-time, Full-time, degree seeking Students = 1,190
  • Retained as of Fall 2022 = 603
  • Retention Rate = 50.7%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2022-23 

Financial Aid Status

  • Recipient of Federal Pell Grant (AY 2021-22) = 680 (57.1%)

Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid 2022-23 - First-time, Full-time, degree seeking Students

Completion/Graduation/Transfer-Out Rates

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), institutions must now provide their completion and graduation rate information disaggregated by:

  • Gender 
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan 


Fall 2019 First-time, full-time, Degree seeking StudentsNumber of CohortStudents that Completed within 3 years
Overall1,647408 (24.8%)
Male832188 (22.6%)
Female815220 (27.0%)
Race Ethnicity   
U.S. Nonresident153 (20.0%)
Hispanic/Latino 15825 (15.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 334 (12.1%)
Asian 5521 (38.2%)
Black or African American 32449 (15.1%)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10 (0.0%)
White932280 (30.0%)
Two or more races 8716 (18.4%)
Race and ethnicity unknown 4210 (23.8%)
Financial Aid Status*  
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant998205 (20.5%)
Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan that did not receive a Pell Grant9523 (24.2%)
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan554180 (32.5%)
Total Transfer-out Rates  1,647282 (17.1%)

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates 2022-23
*College Data: Fall 2019 Cohort Retention

Graduate Employment

  • 39% of graduates pursued post-graduation employment
  • 80% of graduates with post-graduation employment plans were employed 

Source: Based on 2022 Post-Graduation Survey, conducted Spring 2022 through Spring 2023, data includes all graduate survey responses from all degree and certificate programs; 205 (21.9%) graduates participated in the survey. 

Job Placement Rates


Contact List

Onondaga Community College Contact Information for HEOA Disclosures
Department ContactTopics 

Academic Affairs

(315) 498-2594

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Programs

Academic Programs
Articulation Agreements

Transfer of Credit Policies

Office of Accessibility Resources

(315) 498-2245

Facilitates Services Available to Student with Disabilities

Administration and Compliance

(315) 498- 2172

Consumer Information



(315) 498- 2097

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Barnes and Noble

(315) 498-2246

Textbook Information

Campus Safety and Security

(315) 498- 2173

Annual Security Report


(315) 498-2268

Instructional Facilities

Financial Aid
(315) 498-2000 

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculator

Notice of Availability of Financial Information

Penalties for Drug Law Violations Under Financial Aid Programs

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Student Loan Information

Information Technology

(315) 498-2686

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions  

Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research

(315) 498- 2500

College Navigator Website

Completion/Graduation Rates

Job Placement for Graduates

Retention Rates

Student Body Diversity

Transfer-out Rates

Office of the President

(315) 498-2214 

Access to student and employee records by outside agencies including the military. Records Access Officer.

Student Central

(315) 498-2000

Immunization Policies
Privacy of Student Records - FERPA

Student Engagement

(315) 498- 2119

Career and Job Placement Services

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Student Activities

Voter Registration

Title IX
(315) 498-2516

Title IX