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 Pine Technical & Community College (PTCC).
Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates come from a study of Pine Technical & Community College students who started at the college in the fall of 2013. 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 PTCC within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of these students who did not graduate from PTCC, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years.
These rates do not report on all students at Pine Technical & Community College. The 46 first-time, full-time students in the study were 4 percent of all students enrolled at PTCC in fall of 2013.
- The graduation rate for PTCC was 33 percent.
- The transfer-out rate for PTCC was 20 percent.
- The combination of the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate for PTCC was 52 percent. (The national average combined rate for similar colleges was 42 percent.)
- 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.
|Pine Technical & Community College||Graduation Rate||Transfer-Out Rate||Combined Rate|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||*||*||*|
|Black or African American||*||*||*|
|Hispanic of any race||*||*||*|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||*||*||*|
|Two or more races||*||*||*|
|Unknown race and ethnicity||*||*||*|
|Pell Grant Recipient||32%||12%||44%|
|Received neither Pell nor Subsidized Stafford Loans||*||*||*|
|Received Subsidized Stafford Loans, but no Pell||*||*||*|
* Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up.