HEOA, Student Right-To-Know and Disclosures

  • Student-Right-To-Know

    Student-Right-To-Know: As defined by federal Student-Right-To-Know (SRTK) legislation, Spartanburg Community College’s graduation rate for the 2018 cohort year is 26%, and transfer-out rate for 2018 cohort year is 9%. It is important to note that the SRTK is a “cohort” study. It identifies the students who are first-time, full-time, and degree-seeking in the fall semester of the cohort year. The graduation rate is the percentage of students in the cohort who graduate within 150% of the expected time to graduation (typically within three years for a two-year program). While SRTK has merit in that it provides a standardized measure of effectiveness, it is limited in that the cohort is small when compared to the typical community college or technical college population.

    The 4-year Average Student-Right-To-Know Completion or Graduation Rate Calculation for Spartanburg Community College is 23%.

    The 4-year Average Student-Right-To-Know Transfer-out Rate is 12%.


    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
    The purpose of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment , applies to all educational institutions and educational agencies that receive funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The purpose of the Act is two-fold: (1) to assure students attending an institution of postsecondary education access to their education records; and (2) to protect such individuals rights to privacy by limiting the transferability of their records without their consent.Click here for full FERPA details

    HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act)

    Information about the academic and educational training programs at Spartanburg Community College is available on the College's website (www.sccsc.edu/schoolslist/programs-courses), the current catalog and in each of the academic departments on the College s Giles campus in Spartanburg. Additional information to include related instructional, laboratory, physical plant facilities; full-time and part-time faculty and other instructional personnel; clinical rotation sites, internships and field placements is available in each of the academic departments.

    Peer to Peer File Sharing

    The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), H.R. 4137, is a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It includes requirements for higher education institutions like SCC that are designed to reduce the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, such as might happen on a college campus.
    Peer to Peer File Sharing Requirements

    Title IX

    Title IX (pronounced as Title Nine) is a provision of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in any educational program or activity that receives Federal funding. Learn more about Title IX and SCC Student Affairs Office.