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

Student Right-To-Know requires all colleges to disclose certain information to students. This page provides the information the college must provide to students on graduation rates and transfer-out rates for full-time students seeking degrees at PTCC.

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 Pine Technical & Community College (PTCC).

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 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.

What do I need to know about these rates?

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.

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

- 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.)

Why don’t more Pine Technical & Community College students graduate or transfer in three years?

- 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.

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

Pine Technical & Community CollegeGraduation RateTransfer-Out RateCombined Rate
Total Cohort 33% 20% 52%
Race Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native * * *
Asian * * *
Black or African American * * *
Hispanic of any race * * *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * *
Nonresident Alien * * *
Two or more races * * *
Unknown race and ethnicity * * *
White 33% 21% 55%
Gender
Female 25% 30% 55%
Male 38% 12% 50%
Financial Aid
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.

For more about Pine Technical & Community College's Graduation and Retention Rates...

Please visit National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).