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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Student Parent Data Collection Act.
In this Act:
"Parent" means the parent or legal guardian of a child who
is under the age of 18 years.
"Public institution of higher education" or "institution"
means a public community college or public university in this
Student parent data collection.
(a) The Board of Higher Education, in consultation with
the Illinois Community College Board, public institutions of
higher education, and advocates, shall prepare a question or
questions to be placed on one or more forms that are used by an
institution on an annual basis to collect demographic data
from its students for the purpose of determining the parental
status or legal guardian status of each of its enrolled
(b) The data collected under subsection (a) must be
disaggregated by all variables collected normally, including,
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but not limited to, the student's race, ethnicity, income,
gender, age, enrollment status, type of credential sought,
receipt of financial aid, grade point average, persistence
toward a degree or credential, and completion outcomes.
Campus child care.
Beginning September 1,
2021, each public institution of higher education that
operates one or more child care centers or early learning
centers on its campus or is otherwise affiliated with a child
care center or early learning center shall collect all of the
(1) The total number of children who are served by
each child care center or early learning center per
(2) The number of children of students who are
enrolled at the institution who are served by each child
care center or early learning center per semester.
(a) On or before July 1, 2022 and annually thereafter,
each public university shall report the data collected under
Sections 10 and 15 to the Board of Higher Education, and each
public community college shall report the data collected under
Sections 10 and 15 to the Illinois Community College Board.
(b) Each institution, the Board of Higher Education, and
the Illinois Community College Board shall make the data
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reported under subsection (a) publicly available annually on
their Internet websites.
(c) The Board of Higher Education and the Illinois
Community College Board, in consultation with public
institutions of higher education and advocates, may adopt
rules concerning the reporting of data to protect student
privacy while satisfying the requirements of this Act.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
The sharing and reporting of data under this Act must be
in accordance with the requirements of the federal Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Nothing in this
Act supersedes the federal Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974 or rules adopted pursuant to the federal
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 or any
federal or State laws and rules governing student privacy
This Act takes effect July 1,