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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 Technical. 

 

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 Southeast Technical students who started at the college in the fall of 2011. 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 Southeast Technical within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from Southeast Technical, 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 Southeast Technical. The 254 first-time, full-time students in the study were 11 percent of all students enrolled at Southeast Technical in fall of 2011. 

 

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 Southeast Technical was 30 percent.
  • The transfer-out rate for Southeast Technical was 11 percent.
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for Southeast Technical was 41 percent. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 39 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 Technical Graduation
Rate
 
Transfer-out Rate   Combined
Rate
 
Total Cohort   30% 16% 44%
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 32% 10% 42%
Gender  
Female 29% 14% 43%
Male 31% 9% 40%
Financial Aid
Pell Grant Recipient 25% 8% 33%
Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell 38% 18% 56%
Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans 43% 14% 57%

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.

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

Updated 5/29/15

 


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