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 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 Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College).
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 2014.
Why don’t more Minneapolis Community and Technical College students graduate or transfer in three 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.
Race Ethnicity Graduation & Transfer Rates
|Minneapolis College||Graduation Rate||Transfer Rate||Combined Rate|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||*||*||*|
|Black or African American||13%||27%||40%|
|Hispanic of any race||16%||18%||34%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||*||*||*|
|Two or more races||9%||15%||24%|
|Unknown race and ethnicity||*||*||*|
*Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Financial Aid Graduation & Transfer Rates
|Financial Aid||Graduation Rate||Transfer Rate||Combined Rate|
|Pell Grant Recipient||14%||23%||37%|
|Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans||20%||26%||46%|
|Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell||25%||16%||41%|
Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up 100 percent.