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Student Right-to-Know
Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

What is Student Right-To-Know?  

Student Right-To-Know is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to disclose certain information to students. This handout provides the information that a college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Minnesota State College Southeast.

What is a graduation rate and what is a transfer-out rate? 

Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates come from a study of MSC Southeast students who started at the college in the fall of 2012. The study includes all first-time students who enrolled full-time that fall and were seeking to earn a degree, diploma or certificate at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from MSC Southeast within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from MSC Southeast, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years.

What do I need to know about these rates? 

These rates do not report on all students at MSC Southeast. The 270 first-time, full-time students in the study were 12 percent of all students enrolled at MSC Southeast in fall of 2012.

What are the graduation and transfer-out rates for Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical students and how do they compare to rates for other colleges?

  • The graduation rate for MSC Southeast was 26 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for MSC Southeast was 20 percent.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for MSC Southeast was 46 percent. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 40 percent.

Why don't more Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical students graduate or transfer in three years?

  • Some students take jobs before they graduate;
  • Students who switch from full-time to part-time enrollment or "stop out" for one or more semesters are more likely to take more than three years to graduate;
  • Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.
Disaggregated Student Right-To-Know Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
Minnesota State College Southeast  Graduation
Rate
 
Transfer-out Rate   Combined
Rate
 
Total Cohort   26% 20% 46%
Race Ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native * * *
Asian * * *
Black or African American * * *
Hispanic of any race * * *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
Two or more races * * *
Nonresident Alien * * *
Unknown race and ethnicity * * *
White 27% 21% 49%
Gender  
Female 20% 23% 43%
Male 30% 18% 49%
Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipient 24% 14% 38%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell 32% 26% 58%
Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans 25% 31% 56%

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.

Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up.

Updated 6/29/16

 


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