Student Right-to-Know

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 webpage provides the information that a college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College).

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 Minneapolis Community and Technical College students who started at the college in the fall of 2015. 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 Minneapolis College within 3 years. The transfer out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from Minneapolis College, but instead transferred to another college or university within 3 years.

What do I need to know about these rates?

These rates do not report on all students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. The 650 first-time, full-time students in the study were 7 percent of all students enrolled at Minneapolis College in fall of 2015.

What are the graduation and transfer out rates for Minneapolis Community and Technical College students and how do they compare to rates for other colleges?
  • The graduation rate for Minneapolis College was 21 percent
  • The transfer out rate for Minneapolis College was 25 percent
  • The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for Minneapolis College was 47 percent. The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 45 percent.
Why don’t more Minneapolis Community and Technical College students graduate or transfer in 3 years?
  • Since Minneapolis College 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 & Transfer Out Rate
Totals for Minneapolis College (Total Cohort):
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25%
  • Combined Rate: 47%

Minneapolis College Race Ethnicity Graduation & Transfer Rates:

Race Ethnicity | Graduation Rate | Transfer Rate | Combined Rate -

  • American Indian or Alaska Native | * | * | *
  • Asian | 14% | 20% | 34%
  • Black or African American | 13% | 34% | 47%
  • Hispanic of any race | 27% | 22% | 49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander | * | * | *
  • Nonresident Alien | * | * | *
  • Two or more races | 12% | 14% | 27%
  • Unknown race and ethnicity | * | * | *
  • White | 30% | 22% | 52%

*Suppressed to protect student privacy.

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

Gender Graduation & Transfer Rates

Gender | Graduation Rate | Transfer Rate | Combined Rate -

  • Female |  19% | 30% | 50%
  • Male | 23% | 20% | 44%
Financial Aid Graduation & Transfer Rates

Financial Aid | Graduation Rate | Transfer Rate | Combined Rate -

  • Pell Grant Recipient | 18% | 26% | 44%
  • Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans | 28% | 23% | 51%
  • Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell | 25% | 24% | 49%

Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up 100 percent.