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M State shall on September 1 of each year, publish and distribute an Annual Security Procedures and Statistical Report as required by the Campus Security Act of 1990. A copy of the annual security procedures and statistical report is available at the Student Services Office on each campus and on the College website. The security report contains information regarding any documented activity on campus or off campus if such activity takes place during an event sponsored by an organization recognized by the College.
 

Student Right to Know - Completion and Transfer Rates

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

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 Community and Technical College (M State).

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 M State 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 at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of these students who graduated from M State within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from M State, 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 Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The 801 first-time, full-time students in the study represent about 12 percent of all students enrolled in fall of 2011.

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

· The graduation rate for M State was 33 percent.

· The transfer-out rate for M State was 16 percent.

· The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for M State was 49 percent. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 39 percent.

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

· Since M State has an "open door" mission, many new students need to take "developmental" courses to improve their reading, writing or math skills before taking other college courses;

· 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;

· Some students take jobs before they graduate;

· Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.

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

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Graduation Rate

Transfer-Out Rate

Combined Rate

Total Cohort

33%

16%

49%

Race Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

*

*

*

Asian

*

*

*

Black or African American

*

*

*

Hispanic of any race

29%

18%

47%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

*

*

*

Nonresident Alien

*

*

*

Two or more races

19%

15%

33%

Unknown race and ethnicity

*

*

*

White

38%

15%

53%

Gender

Female

29%

17%

46%

Male

36%

15%

51%

Financial Aid

Pell Grant Recipient

27%

16%

43%

Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans

39%

15%

54%

Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell

41%

18%

59%

* Suppressed to protect student privacy.

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

Questions related to this report should be directed to: Steve Erickson, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, at 218-846-3721 or steve.erickson@minnesota.edu.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

• Graduation and transfer-out rates are based on three years of attendance that equates to 150 percent of our longest program.

• Graduation (and transfer-out) rates do not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.

Last modified: May 28th, 2015 at 12:36pm