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.

PTCC Retention Rates

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, undergraduate students [as reported to IPEDS].

(This information is collected in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey.) [If the retention rate information is requested by a prospective student, the information must be made available prior to the student's enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the institution.]

First to second year retention rates of first-time degree-seeking undergraduates: Fall 2015

Full-time Students:  57%

Part-time Students:  40%

Please visit link below for additional information:

https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=all&zc=55063&zd=0&of=3&id=174570

Pine Technical & Community College's Graduation and Retention Rates

Please visit National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and search for Pine Technical and Community College.