Consumer Information & Disclosures

As a publicly-supported institution of higher education, DSLCC takes seriously its responsibility to provide meaningful and accurate information about its policies and practices. Follow the provided links to learn more about the college, including “student right to know” information.

Security Report

Financial Aid and Financial Assistance Information

Academic Program, Costs, Facilities, and Policies Information


The 2016-2017 DSLCC Catalog & Student Handbook contains information on DSLCC policies regarding, but not limited to:

  • Withdrawal procedures
  • Refunds and repayment
  • Disability Services
  • Transfer of credit policies
  • Copyright infringement

Accreditation and Memberships

Student Achievement Goals

As part of DSLCC’s Strategic Plan, Pathways 2021, the College has developed several goals related to improving student achievement. The Student Achievement Data link below provides a list of these goals and the College’s progress towards meeting them. 2015-2016 marked the first full year of the strategic plan, thus the College intends to meet all listed goals by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. The full strategic plan can be found here.

Student Achievement Data

Institutional Data (as reported to IPEDS)

First-to-second year retention rate
First-time full-time degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013: 61%
First-time part-time degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013: 38%
Graduation Rates

Graduation rates* of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within:

100% of normal time to completion: 16%
150% of normal time to completion: 27%
200% of normal time to completion: 31%

*2010 Cohort

IPEDS Website

Institutional Research Data (from VCCS)

Placement Rates
  • Certain information about wage and job placement data for DSLCC certificate and degree program graduates is located on the SCHEV profile page for DSLCC. In addition to providing certain wage and job placement data, this page contains a variety of data about the College and our students.
  • Certain programs may also list job placement information about recent graduates. This information can be found under the Employment Outlook  section of the program’s webpage. Job placement rates were calculated using the total number of program completers during the spring term (typical completion term at DSLCC) and identifying those completers with reported wage data within the six months immediately following the completion term. Virginia is a member of the WRIS-2 wage record reporting system. Thus, certain wage data are excluded from the system, meaning certain program completers may not be calculated in the job placement rate. These exclusions include: students who whose sole source of wages in the six months following graduation were from a) self-employment income, b) military wages, c) federal government wages, or d) from a state that does not participate in the WRIS-2 system. Therefore, the published rate should be seen as a conservative estimate of job placement.
Gainful Employment
  • At DSLCC, a GE program 1) is a certificate or career studies certificate, 2) is Title IV financial aid eligible, and 3) leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Gainful employment information is disclosed on the individual webpages of each program that meets these requirements.

State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) Reports:

US Department of Education: