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 534 first-time, full-time students in the study were 7 percent of all students enrolled at Minneapolis College in fall of 2017.
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 3 years to graduate
- Some students take jobs before they graduate
- Other students delay their education for personal, family or financial reasons.
Minneapolis College Race Ethnicity Graduation & Transfer Rates:
Race Ethnicity | Graduation Rate | Transfer Rate | Combined Rate -
- American Indian or Alaska Native | * | * | *
- Asian | 11% | 39% | 50%
- Black or African American | 11% | 31% | 42%
- Hispanic of any race | 18% | 17% | 36%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander | * | * | *
- Nonresident Alien | * | * | *
- Two or more races | 23% | 14% | 37%
- Unknown race and ethnicity | * | * | *
- White | 24% | 24% | 48%
*Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up.
Financial Aid Graduation & Transfer Rates
Financial Aid | Graduation Rate | Transfer Rate | Combined Rate -
- Pell Grant Recipient | 15% | 24% | 39%
- Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans | 20% | 32% | 52%
- Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell | 25% | 19% | 44%
Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up 100 percent.